LITERATURE Category

29 May ’16
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The Quilted Woman by Mitch James

The quilted woman was the first woman I saw nude. I was eight that summer, taking a shortcut through her yard on the way to…

4 Oct ’15
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Black & Grey in the Schools Special: 5 Ways to Go from Scary to Sexy

Editor’s note: As part of upcoming “Vitriol” issue, Black & Grey in the Schools oversaw a competitive contest by today’s young writers to promote new…

28 Jul ’15
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KEROUAC SCHOOL PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOPS WITH ANNE WALDMAN AND LYDIA LUNCH

The last week of the 41st Annual Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics included workshops with notable performance and spoken word artists Anne Waldman and…

28 Jul ’15
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TINY PEOPLE HAVING A MEETING POETRY AND MUSIC ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, AT LAUGHING GOAT, BOULDER DURING THE 41ST JACK KEROUAC SCHOOL OF DISEMBODIED POETICS

The Laughing Goat, Boulder during the 41st Annual Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Thrown by Fast Speaking Music and Black & Grey magazine for…

1 May ’15
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Queers Can’t Hear by Keith Banner

1 Leon is all over me at my place.  It’s cloudy October outside the halfway-pulled curtains. Only power lines and the sawed-off-shot-gun-looking treetops are visible. …

28 Apr ’15
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The Adventures of Breasts by Marilyn Liu

Having a little brother doesn’t mean squat if you can’t perform experiments on him.  And so it was that I and my best friend, Jane…

24 Apr ’15
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Black & Grey in the Schools Special: What’s Shaken Up Your Identity?

Editor’s note: As part of upcoming “Identity” issue, Black & Grey in the Schools ventured into the minds of some young writers to ask them…

24 Mar ’15
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Ballenka by Susan Woodring

As a little girl, I often followed my father to the back of the store and down the thin-carpet steps to snoop among the mannequin…

15 Feb ’15
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These Threads of Dripping Honey by Brad Baumgartner

I had lunch with the ghost of Hildegard of Bingen. We talked of visions and variations of light while playing hopscotch on a street made…

20 Jan ’15
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The Body Museum

Editor’s note: As part of our upcoming “Transhuman” issue, Black & Grey ventured into the minds of some up-and-coming young writers to ask them about…

9 Jun ’14
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SOFT MACHINE SUTRA after WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS MUSIC BY THURSTON MOORE read by ANNE WALDMAN at The Stone NYC

Anne Waldman and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore performed William S. Burroughs’ SOFT MACHINE as the Soft Machine Sutra at John Zorn’s NYC venue The Stone…

22 Mar ’14
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PEOPLE WHO LOVE ANIMALS BY JOHN YU

Notes from the Closet: Observations of a Fashion Anthropologist Many people are eager to tell me they hate people.  Gawd, how they hate people.  They…