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Little Stories, New Poems by Michael Chrisman

Little Stories, New Poems by Michael Chrisman.

We here at La Cuadra Magazine are enormously proud to announce the publication of Little Stories, New Poems by Michael Chrisman. Mike has been part of the family over here for years. He is an invaluable source of editorial acumen and direction. He has also filled our pages with his brilliant verse, something we hope he will continue deigning to do after ascending to the stratosphere of the millionaire poet’s lifestyle.

Mike’s poetry has long reminded me of another great voice of this generation’s billet of bards, Billy Collins. They both can bring the reader to the edge of the world, and then snap the trap shut so quickly that one transits from being lost in the moment to being enlightened as if by a universal truth. Time and time again when I read Mike’s poetry it is as if I experienced the deep, spiritual equivalent to the lightbulb-over-the-head bit from the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth.

The talent

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First Person Shooter – Part Time, Part One

The author considers his next job opportunity.

I’ve had some jobs in my day.

It always happened like this. I needed some money so I found some way to make it. The thought of a career never really was my thing. Being something – a doctor, a lawyer, an Indian chief just didn’t ring true. The

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Traveler’s Journal – Monkeys Are Dicks


Monkeys are the worst. They’re like terrifyingly strong, long-armed dwarfs with a penchant for thievery. Only hairier. People from places that don’t have monkeys usually love them, but folks from monkey-rich areas know better. I used to love monkeys too, until I had to deal with them.

My first

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Special Commentary – Health Care Reform Part XVII

Barack Obama by Donkeyhotey.

Robert A. Dahl died in February at the age of 98. For forty years he had been a professor of political science at Yale University and was often called the dean of American political science. An early — and seminal — work by Professor Dahl was Who Governs? written in 1961. In

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First Person Shooter – All Rise!!!

March Against The War 1971

I was 24 years old in April of 1971. The United States involvement in the Vietnam War had gone on for well over a decade, and it had occupied the entirety of my young political life. The reality of war was starker during Vietnam than it might be

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New Music – Real Americans


Brothers and sisters, here’s a new bit of true beauty by our comrade-in-booze Matthew Grimm. If you’ve ever wanted to donkeypunch your television when some right-wing gasbag is “speaking to the heartland” or condemning “San Francisco values,” then this song is for you.

Fuck. Yeah.


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New Music – Mercedes Escobar


If you happen to pass by this dusty corner of the internet on a hot and cloudless day, you might see Mercedes Escobar down by the crossroads . . . kicking the living shit out of poseur douchenozzles with the business end of her guitar. She’s so damn good,

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