by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I lie here on this great immovable bed—it is nailed down, I believe—and follow that pattern about by the hour. It is as good as gymnastics, I assure you. I start, we’ll say, at the bottom, down in the corner over there where it has not been touched, and I determine for the thousandth time that I WILL follow that pointless pattern to some sort of a conclusion.
Moon Milk Review’s Issue 9 | October 2010 with original fiction by Annam Manthiram, Laura Ellen Scott, and John Minichillo. Poetry by Scott Alexander Jones and Kristine Ong Muslim. Selected works of Spoken Word by Edgar Oliver. Black and white photography by Francis DiClemente, and Classics by Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price, George Romero. New Prosetry Contest (guest edited by Vallie Lynn Watson) as well as the September Prosetry Winning author, Ruth Joffre (contest guest edited by Ben Loory). Also check out new nonfiction by David Cotrone where he writes about postmodern influences: David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggars, Rick Moody, Marilynne Robinson, Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Andre Dubus, and Paul Harding.
Edgar Oliver (born in 1956) is an American stage and film actor, poet, performance artist and playwright. He was born in Savannah, Georgia then moved to New York City in 1977. He is considered “a legend” of the downtown New York theatre scene. A frequent performer/storyteller with The Moth, you can enjoy his work, “The Apron Strings of Savannah.”
TRUE!—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses—not destroyed—not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily—how calmly I can tell you the whole story.
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Check out Sabotage, edited by Claire Trévien, where reviewer Tori Truslow goes in-depth and cross issue with “Moon Milk Review: Issue 7 Vs. Issue 8.”
“…it’s clear from these two issues that MMR is onto something special, mixing entertainment and unsettlement to make a thought-provoking whole, with the prosetry competition providing a thread running from issue to issue. The multimedia aspect is bold and inviting, the contents just the right size to keep a hold on our skittish and multi-tabbed attention-spans, and its consistent interest in crossing genre and media boundaries, in things interstitial, in juxtaposition and surprise, make it an exemplary online magazine” (Tori Truslow). Read more.