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the pointless cabal
"the confrontation of aesthetics..."
vol. i,  issue xvii
July 22, 2003
jul/aug  2003

the cabal                               irregulars
featured filth purveyors

(the exclusive writeThis interviews)

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secrets messages from the amazing ghost boy
amy muldoon

"There are hidden messages everywhere. We see them and pass by, not taking the time to think, to decipher the codes. Even when we write, what is being said is not always in the black type, but in the pale and empty space between, written in invisible ink."

how to write a love poem
gena radcliffe

"Unrequited love is best
Good poetry is never borne of happiness
It feeds on your pain
Your pain burns like quicksilver lightning
Lightning, yes, use lots of metaphors for heat and light
Because no one else's love ever burned
Like yours, no one else ever felt the sting of it
Not as much as you do did ever have ever will always."

a little story about jail
jessie electric

"so pre-jail experience, everyone i ran into...i asked about what they had heard about jail. i had many people tell me that "county jail" was nothing to worry about. i also had people tell me that they had "ping pong". i also heard that "you can read" and that "noone will fuck with me" and they serve only "cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches". well, all of that
was untrue."

a few poems
staniec heinemann

"I'm a big fan of
chick peas
garbanzo baby



The Pointless Cabal,  the editorial staff of WriteThis.  What do chi chi, bryan e., zink poe, blem vide, j. tyler blue, and sean. have to say for themselves and others?  Read the uncensored version of the USA Today interview that got columnist Dick 'Richard' Smith  fired.  Part 1.

"please call me richard.  I write for USA Today. 

The term bitch-ass has travelled far and wide.    It has been spotted in Romania.  Where comes it from?  What special meaning does it have for each of you?"

read the uncensored version
of the usa today interview here


ask Yeti


chi chi
j. tyler blue
zink poe
bryan e.
blem vide













Stephen Moran
Reports on the seedy side
of so-called
Writing Workshops

words that shall be
from poetry
bryan e.

brett axel
richard peabody
kenji siratori
blem vide              

                              more coming...
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