Spell: Issue 4

House Press is excited to announce the release of the dynamic new issue of Spell. Consisting of equal parts textual and visual poetry, this issue brings together contributors who provide unique perspectives of ways forward.


Alan May / Tom Wegrzynowski
Michael Slosek
Andrew Hughes
Nico Vassilakis
Sarah Menefee
Jessica Wickens
Jesse Ferguson
Kevin Mcpherson Eckhoff
Aaron Lowinger
Catherine Daly
Michael Carr

cover art: Scott Shanley

a poem by Michael Slosek from the issue:

From Kafka to Kleist
for aa

To a body, unaccomplished in sleep
a wreath is held
"To the best of their house"

brought back to the slaughter's art:

"This city, owned by a glove
of chosen hands, larger each pull apart.
1911 - a spider crawls over your eyes.
I waif in the strength to die."

So sparing us -
the cold breathing.
The weight climbing around a denser world

as obstacles to an inner orbit.
An amulet with arms around itself.

Spell is available for trade or a five dollar check only. Items for trade / checks may be sent to:

c/o Eric Unger
3540 N. Lowell Ave.
Apt. 1L
Chicago, IL 60641

August 2006

Tawrin Baker, T.A. Noonan, Kate Greenstreet, Michael Peters, Andrew Topel, Andrew Peterson, Michael Slosek, Jessica Bozek, Ellen Baxt, Aaron Lowinger, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Logan Ryan Smith, François Luong, Barrett Gordon

(no subject)

Spell magazine, March 2006

Chris Rizzo
Michael Koshkin
rob mclennan
Scott Shanley
John Sakkis
Dave Aylward
Luke Daly
Michael Slosek
Francis Raven

for more information about Spell, send e-mail to eric.unger@gmail.com