CLOCKWISE RAIN: ISSUE 34
CLOCKWISE RAIN: ISSUE 34

Clockwise Rain, dedicated to the memory of legendary visionary NELSON PRINCE ROGERS, has gathered up a storm of artists and writers to rock you like a hurricane so you can party like it’s 9999. In this, our 34th issue of progressive invective, rad reviews, and innovative visuals and verse, we lampoon the goons of our gun-crazy culture, scathingly […]

ISSUE 33: CATSTAR/STARCAT
ISSUE 33: CATSTAR/STARCAT

  StarCat/CatStar is dedicated to the memory of David Bowie, that cosmic subversive who’s returned at last to his ethereal home. In this issue, we feature pieces directly inspired by the man from Mars by Ally Malinenko, Simone Keane, and Marie Lecrivain. As if that isn’t enough, our Featured Femme is Jessica Wiseman Lawrence, whose […]

FELINE AND NOTHINGNESS PRESS (CHAPBOOK PUBLISHER)
FELINE AND NOTHINGNESS PRESS (CHAPBOOK PUBLISHER)

Nation of Nate: A Dongo Pork Mixtape of Melancholy and Madness/Selected Poetry by Nathaniel S. Rounds/Edited and with a Foreword by Alison Ross Feline and Nothingness Press/Clockwise Cat has collaborated with the venerable Fowlpox Press to put out a “mixtape” of Nathaniel Rounds’ best writings, entitled, “Nation of Nate: A Dongo Pork Mixtape of Melancholy […]

CLOCKWISE CAT STRIKES BACK: EPISODE XXXII
CLOCKWISE CAT STRIKES BACK: EPISODE XXXII

 Clockwise Cat Strikes Back is dedicated to the memory of Michelle Greenblatt. This issue is brimming with vigorous verse, rad reviews, incendiary invective, and vivid visuals. Sarah Frances Moran is our feisty Featured Femme. Vernon Frazer serves up texto-visuals that will set your brain ablaze. Bob Heman cuts up with classy collages. Jessica Wiseman Lawrence shoots from the […]

ISSUE 31: CLOCKCAT ORANGE
ISSUE 31: CLOCKCAT ORANGE

      Clockwise Cat Issue 31 aka Spring/Summer Issue 2015 aka ClockCAT Orange is now LIVE and fully electrified, capable of electrocuting even the most fortified of BRANES. We gots SICK-ASS talent in the form of ReViews, InVective, Visuals, and VERSE. Our scribes are scandalously savvy and their wit and wisdom will incinerate your cerebral cortex; our […]

FEMMEWISE CAT (ISSUE 30)
FEMMEWISE CAT (ISSUE 30)

Verse, Visuals, InVectiVe, NarratiVes, ReViews, and InterViews by Wickedly Wise Femmes Femmewise Cat very humbly attempts to redress the immoral asymmetry of men dominating the artistic conversation. I do believe in equilibrium, and I do believe that feminism is humanism, but I also believe that women have a peculiar angle on things, and therefore merit […]

ISSUE 29: EDITOR’S SCRATCHING POST
ISSUE 29: EDITOR'S SCRATCHING POST

” “So whaddaya say we swill some brewskies, listen to our Cure vinyl and read the new issue of Clockwise Cat?” CATATONICALLY SPEAKING Fall may very well be that time of year when things commence their decay, readying themselves for a recycling back to life after a stay in oblivion’s glacial climes. But I say, let fall be […]

ISSUE 29: REVIEWS AND INVECTIVE
ISSUE 29: REVIEWS AND INVECTIVE

This, the 29th issue of Clockwise Cat, is laden with venomous invective and enriching reviews! Our treasured scribes searingly satirize e-books, contemporary poetry, political approaches to immigration and abortion, the educated class, environmentalists (or, rather, enemies to environmentalists), and holiday bigotry. Satirical savvy gives way to more pointed polemics such as that written by Edwin Young […]

ISSUE 29: VERSE
ISSUE 29: VERSE

  The vivid versifiers that populate Issue #29 have scribbled out lines and phrases that will rearrange your brain. We are thrilled, as usual, to feature ALL of these fine ink-slinging fools, but must call special attention to two of them: Juliette Klein, and Isaac Kirkman. I won’t spoil the Juliette part too much – you’ll […]

SCRIBEWISE CAT: HELLER LEVINSON AND WRACK LARIAT
SCRIBEWISE CAT: HELLER LEVINSON AND WRACK LARIAT

The Carefully Constructed Chaos of Heller Levinson’s Wrack Lariat by Alison Ross Just thinking about writing a review about Heller Levinson’s Wrack Lariat frankly induces a bit of panic in me. Heller seems to inhabit another dimension altogether, a frenzied domain where language and ideas trippily transcend time’s pesky constraints, where they are given free reign to be as […]

DIANE DI PRIMA: SCRIBEWISE CAT
DIANE DI PRIMA: SCRIBEWISE CAT

HISTORY OF DIANE DI PRIMA Feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima was born in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Swarthmore College for two years before moving to Greenwich Village in Manhattan and becoming a writer in the emerging Beat movement. There, she developed friendships with poets Amiri Bakaka, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Frank O’Hara. After joining […]

DAVID WOJNAROWICZ: ARTWISE CAT
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ: ARTWISE CAT

WOJNAROWICZ OBITUARY  David Wojnarowicz, one of the most individual artists of the 1980’s, whose impassioned and outspoken work about AIDS thrust him into the center of the recent debates involving the National Endowment for the Arts, died [in 1992] at his home in Manhattan. He was 37 years old. He died of AIDS, said his companion, Tom […]

NELLIE MAE ROE: ARTWISE CAT
NELLIE MAE ROE: ARTWISE CAT

Nellie Mae Rowe, who lived from 1900 until 1982, was a prolific self-taught artist from Georgia. Her work, which encompasses paintings, drawings, collages, hand-made dolls, and sculptures, is featured in NYC’s American Folk Art Museum, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and countless other collections. Rowe […]

BIKINI KILL: TUNEWISE CAT
BIKINI KILL: TUNEWISE CAT

ABOUT BIKINI KILL Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90’s via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live show … Bikini Kill believed that if all […]

SKULLZ AND STRIPES: RANTWISE CAT
SKULLZ AND STRIPES: RANTWISE CAT

The United States government disgracefully and appallingly targets the bulk of its tax revenue toward bombing babies rather than on rearing them in creative, compassionate climates. In other words, the United States government prizes warfare above welfare. The US is the terrifying antithesis of what the propaganda purports it to be. Propaganda would have us […]

SANDRA CISNEROS: SCRIBEWISE CAT
SANDRA CISNEROS: SCRIBEWISE CAT

ABOUT CISNEROS Sandra Cisneros is the author of several books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, and, most recently, Have You Seen Marie? Sandra has been writing for more than 45 years, publishing for more than 35, and earning her living by her pen for more than 18 years. Her books have […]

JOY DIVISION: TUNEWISE CAT
JOY DIVISION: TUNEWISE CAT

HISTORY OF JOY DIVISION “Joy Division only released two albums but they led the way out of punk rock…” “This story begins on July 20th 1976, when the Sex Pistols played at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, supported by local bands Slaughter and the Dogs and the Buzzcocks (making their debut). According to legend, this gig inspired […]

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE: SCRIBEWISE CAT
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE: SCRIBEWISE CAT

LES FLEURS DU MAL  Baudelaire’s poetic masterpiece, the 1861 edition of Les Fleurs du mal, consists of 126 poems arranged in six sections of varying length. Baudelaire always insisted that the collection was not a “simple album” but had “a beginning and an end,” each poem revealing its full meaning only when read in relation to […]

FRIDA KAHLO: ARTWISE CAT
FRIDA KAHLO: ARTWISE CAT

  ART Drawing on personal experiences, including her marriage, her miscarriages, and her numerous operations, Kahlo’s works often are characterized by their stark portrayals of pain. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds. She insisted, ‘I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.’ Frida […]

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