Neil Surkan’s “A Walk” engages with the thingness of things and the spaces they occupy, both in our world and our memories. He is one of two soundbite-exclusive contributors and his debut poetry collection, On High, was just released. Check it out and then give his piece in soundbite a listen by clicking the image below!
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As soon as we read the opening line to Nathan Dueck’s onomatopoeic poem “Kapowieeee” we knew we had to accelerate our plans to publish soundbite as an audio counterpart to antilang.
Dueck’s quirky narrative—a comic book-esque fist fight stripped of all but the sound effects—is the first piece for which we requested an audio recording, so it’s fitting that we start our soundbite previews with this poem. You can listen to it using the tool bar below (and if you listen closely, you can hear the fight itself in the background). Get ready to hear it as part of the full issue on September 5th!