“Dove Sta Amore” Short Film by K Taylor (PDF)

Below is the link to a short film I wrote called “Dove Sta Amore”. I got the title from a Ferlinghetti poem of the same name, though the context has been altered completely and unapologetically. Please let me know what you think!

DOVE STA AMORE

-K

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of/with issue two

Click HERE to read of/with issue two, featuring a couple of poems from my collection A Sleep/Less Night (FowlPox Press).

A Project in Planning

I recently learned of the death of poetry Christopher Mulrooney  (who I had the pleasure of publishing in my outfit, Dink Press, through out Dink Mag, as well as a digital chapbook of his entitled Buson orders leggings). I am attempting to write a biography of this great poet and could use your help. If anyone has any information on Mulrooney or if you’ve had the pleasure of working with him, please contact me at kristopherdtaylor@yahoo.com. Any and everything will be very helpful. 
Many Thanks,
K Taylor 

An A-Z of Books

A friends sent me this A-Z questionnaire, thought I should give it a go.

Author you’re read the most books by

William Burroughs, for sure. There are at least 15 on my shelf now, all well-worn.

Best sequel ever

Not really a sequel, but rather a “volume two”, Jim Morrison’s The American Night. Something about this poetry collection still gets to me, and it is much better than the first volume they released called Wilderness.

Currently reading

“The Blood of the Air” by Philip Lamantia and “Life Against Death” by Norman O. Brown.

Drink of choice while reading

Coffee.

E-reader or physical book

Physical, a lot easier to jump around.

Fictional character you would have dated in high school

Nadja from Breton’s “Nadja”. Gotta have a little crazy to keep things interesting.

Glad you gave this book a chance

“John Dies at the End” by David Wong. It was a nice escape from the normal stuff I read. I really enjoyed it.

Hidden gem of a book

The works of Barton Smock, and I could argue the poetry of Richard Brautigan. I can’t seem to find it in print.

Important moments in your reading life

Reading “Howl” by Ginsberg completely changed my idea of what poetry was and opened my eyes to it. Being given a copy of Mailer’s “Barbary Shore”.

Just finished

“Manifestos of Surrealism”-Andre Breton
“The Theban Plays”-Sophocles

Kind of books you won’t read

I am not a fan of fantasy, wizards and goblins type stuff.

Longest book you’ve read

I can’t remember. Recently “Call Me Burroughs” by Barry Miles and “Literchoor is My Beat” by Ian S. MacNiven, both of which were rather thick.

Major book hangover

“Call Me Burroughs” by Barry Miles. It tore me up.

Number of bookcases you own

Three.

One book you’ve read multiple times

“The Stranger” by Camus, it is the book I go to to get back into reading.

Preferred place to read

The front steps.

Quote from a book you’ve read that inspires you

Man proposes and disposes. He and he alone can determine whether he is completely master of himself…” from The First Manifesto of Surrealism by Breton.

Reading regret

Not reading Lorca sooner. 

Series you started and need to finish

I’m not really a series guy. 

Three of your all-time favourite books

“The Theban Plays” by Sophocles
“A Season in Hell” by Arthur Rimbaud
“The Stranger” by Albert Camus

Unapologetic fan-boy for

Burroughs.

Very excited about this release

My publishing outfit, Dink Press, is releasing some great stuff in September.

Worst bookish habit

Saving books I know I’ll never read for sentimental value.

X marks the spot: start on the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

“English and American Surrealist Poetry” Edited by Edward B. Germain

Your latest purchase

“The Complete Poems of Philip Lamantia”

Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up far too late)

“The Theban Play” by Sophocles. 

A Sleep/Less Night: A to Z, Fowlpox Press, 2015

It has been a while since I’ve mentioned my chapbook, A Sleep/less Night: A to Z (Fowlpox Press). You can read it HERE, in its entirety. Still grateful to Virgil Kay, the publisher of Fowlpox Press for accepting the piece.

I wrote the entire chapbook in a single night and the only editing was done the next morning over the course of around three hours as I typed the poems from my chicken-scratch drafts written on a few folded/stapled pieces of printer paper, then re-typed them from my typewriter (where I made a few more minor edits) into a word document. Moments later I hit send and by the end of the day I got an enthusiastic “yes” from Virgil Kay. Within a week the work was published and floating around the web. Very grateful, indeed.