Tuesday, May 25, 2010

An Island of Fifty - Ben Brooks (Mud Luscious)

"Marsha lays paths & tears them up.

The mill is in sight.

Eyes are wretched chunks of light.

I carry in my palms her heart & it throbs with the pulse of a lion. She drinks oxblood on the island. There is a mill on an island. I am weary but my feet pulse with the throb of a chariot:

Marsha talks of beauty with the Hotelier. He is African-American. Watch his gargantuan jaw swell with words.

They stand beside the marble monolith, beside the mill, beside the chariot, beneath the charioteer."

Ben Brooks is an under-twenty writer from the UK. His previous books include Fences, (Fugue State Press, 2009 - website with excerpt), and The Kasahara School of Nihilism (Fugue State Press, 2010).

About Mud Luscious Press
Mud Luscious Press is an independent small press of aggressive and raw literature, founded and run by J. A. Tyler. The press publishes an online quarterly, a monthly chapbook series, and a novel(la) series. Current and forthcoming titles include: We Take Me Apart by Molly Gaudry (2009), First Year {an mlp anthology} (2010), When All Our Days Are Numbered by Sasha Fletcher (2010), I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur by Mathias Svalina (2011), The Hieroglyphics by Michael Stewart (2011), and The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail by Gregory Sherl (2012).

Ben Brooks: An Island of Fifty
novel(la), June 2010
156 pages, paperback, $12

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