Poetry from Kahlil Crawford

_/\/\/\/boulder flatirons; airplane visions, literary dive bars, book shop dust. >micheline murals on mission; vans veer across van ness up to haight where noel strums upon his flatbed__

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Poetry from Ahmad Al-Khatat

Lips of Sweetness Sweetness of lips talk nothing but kind words as if you were reading verses from the heaven when those lips draw near me in bed I hear the echoes of lovers from the distance of moon Back to desires, you are the first one blue-eyed lake in dark, like your eyes all […]

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Poetry from Kahlil Crawford

How To Disrupt A Startup * Startups do not own The monopoly on disruption Startups are composed of people – – People disrupt startups Startups disrupt industries Industries disrupt societies Societies disrupt truth – What is Truth? Truth is nothingness Because startups come and g(r)o(w) Just like people – Most startups g(r)o(w) Into nothingness – […]

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Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide I. the pakistani painter’s studio a shrine to her lost self the finer things glossed resistance depressed days blunted nights II. the darkest corner of her dust-laden studio whisper brighter daysze.

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Poetry by Neil Ellman

Selfinity (Roberto Matta Echaurren, painting)                 Infinity, self the self in infinite shapes of past, present and future selves never quite themselves yet always somehow the same as if the self = mc2 constant, eternal and infinite as if there were only a single time and space in […]

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Kahlil Crawford interviews 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware

One of my early literary/skating influences was 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware. Leland was a bit more cosmopolitan than most of us; and you’d be hard-pressed to come across him doing anything unrelated to writing/skating in some way, shape or form. I reached out to him recently to see what’s up.. KC: Sup man, it’s been a minute […]

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Kahlil Crawford reviews Lisa Stalvey’s memoir Food, Sex, Wine and Cigars

  A renowned chef, Lisa Stalvey spent the past eighteen years of her life penning her independently published cookbook-to-memoir, Food, Sex, Wine & Cigars. A raw, experiential self-reflection; FSWC, to me, is more than a mere book – it is a Movement. Lisa embodies the literary risk-taking often absent today – a reality she, certainly, can relate to […]

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Poetry by Neil Ellman

Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon (after the painting by Salvador Dalí;  found poem based on quotations by the artist) At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon, and my ambition has been growing ever since. There are some days when I think I’m going to […]

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