Latest Asininity

Read the October 2009 issue of

The Dog with A Muddy Bottom” by Hal Sirowitz
Asinine Halloween Poem No. 3” by Fenway Parker
Williamsburg, Brooklyn” by Aardvark Bascombe
She Cried Herpes” by Barry Secretagent
My Friend Stephen Turned Himself into this Title” by Chrissy Rye-Rye
Snorkeling in the Tub” by Albert Van Hoogmoed
Nekkid Snails” by Chrissie Faupel
Enchanted” by Gerald So
Leaves of Leaves” by Richie Narvaez
Dear Stoney: A Subtle Rebuttal” by Dana Esau Larsen

Also, check out the asinine prose contest entry that came in second:
A Woman and Her Secrets” by Ed Kornfeld

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Latest Podcasts

Seems like I’ve been doing a bunch of these lately. I hope my liver can take it.

Listen to Episode 60: “Asinine Poetry Happens”

Listen to Episode 59: “Asinine Poetry and the Public Option”

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September Silliness

New poems for the latest issue of include a great, timely poem (about the Disney takeover of Marvel) by my pal and rakish ne’er-do-well Dustin.

Buzz Lightyear, Herald of Galactus, Announces Merger” by Dustin Michael
Killer in the End Zone, for Michael Vick” by Richard Cairo
For a Congressman” by James Fabris
Oh, Please Do Read It” by Gary Lehmann
A Poet Considers Retooling for the New Economy” by Randy Koch
”Tour de Farce” Rebuttal” by Stoney Emshwiller
Peggy’s Shoes Are Size Four” by Swifty McSwifterson
Slippery Dick” by Howard Pflanzer
Mustachio” by Matt Dennie
Biology 101” by Stephen Kopel

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Asinine Poetry Prose

Who says a literary journal internationally ridiculed for the ridiculousness of its poetry cannot also be as well known for its equally ludicrous prose?

FIRST PRIZE “The Scourge of Unlawful Infants” by Stoney Emshwiller
SECOND PRIZEĀ  “A Woman and Her Secrets” by Ed Kornfeld
THIRD PRIZEĀ  “Tie Goes to the Dog” by Dustin Michael

The other entries and runners up will be uploaded once a month for the next 10 months.

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Confundo! Latest Podcast!

Listen to Episode 58: “Asinine Poetry and the Half-Drunk Prince.”

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Hot August Asininity

New poems on for August.
Bring Me a Coldie, Obama” by Richard Cairo
Aqui in Heaven” by Raul Chuletas
Tour de Farce” by Dana Esau Larsen
Thank You for Your Gift to Mizzou” by Katharine Showalter
Schtupping the Chupacabra” by Jessica L. Kleinman
My Dog’s Getting Older” by Albert Van Hoogmoed
beta carotene” by Stephen Kopel
The Sea” by Christian Ward
Has Anyone Seen My Meds?” by Ryan Quinn Flanagan
Alarm Clock Melody” by Heather L. Green aka the Dark One

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Titi Terry

My aunt Terry was like a second mother to me and a defining personality in my life and very much helped me to become who I am today. She passed away this week. A lot of celebrities passed away recently, in bunches as they usually seem to do. Oddly enough, I like to think of Titi Terry as one of a celebrity too. To me, she was a star, an exotic presence, the archetypal crazy aunt who would visit in a whirlwind of energy, manic laughter, malt liquor, and smoke. Buenas noches, Terry.

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