White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

2 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Books, Issue 45

White Pearl and I by Svetlana Kim BookSurge Publishing, Charleston, 2008 About the author: Svetlana Kim was just twenty-three years old when she left Leningrad, Russia, for New York City. During a chance encounter in a bread line, a former schoolmate offered her a plane ticket from the black market

Kali’s Blade: Interview with Martial Artist-Poet Michelle Bautista

2 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Issue 45, Portrait

Editor’s note: Gura Michelle Bautista is a 4th degree black belt in the Kamatuuran school of Kali under the direction of Tuhan Joseph T. Oliva Arriola. She teaches Kali in Oakland, CA. She is a SF Bay Area poet and performer, having worked with Kearney Street Workshop, Bindlestiff Studios, Asian

With a Dash of Dostoevsky and a Fistful of Fukuyama, the Arty, Four-Hour-Long Filipino Epic Norte, the End of History Actually Makes You Wish It Were Longer

2 Jul No Comments Remé Antonia Grefalda Essays, Issue 45

by Charles Mudede Editor’s Note: OOV thanks the author for permission to reprint his review which appears in THE STRANGER. Norte, the End of History is four hours long. But once you get into its rhythm, which is not slow but majestic, your sense of time is dissolved in the gradual

White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

2 Jul No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Essays, Issue 45

by Svetlana Kim Talking to the Animals: Learning English at the San Francisco Zoo “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” White Pearl and I by Svetlana Kim BookSurge Publishing, Charleston, 2008 Editor’s Note: This chapter from White Pearl and I is reprinted with

The Connoisseur of Alleys

28 Jun No Comments Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto Books, Issue 45

The Connoisseur of Alleys by Eileen R. Tabios Marsh Hawk Press (New York), Spring 2016 Foreword by Vince Gotera A phrase from Comte de Lautréamont’s prose poem Les Chants de Maldoror (1869) has been used by many as a definition of surrealism: “the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a

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