Porn & Puritans

The new anthology Dinosaur Porn, from the folks at Ferno House and The Emergency Response Unit, might just be made with the anthology-haters in mind. If you’ve ever, like me, decried the endless parade of anthologies out there, some seemingly derived from a perpetual anthology machine designed to combine two or more disparate themes into one textual package, you may appreciate the humour of this project.

Dinosaur Porn is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of new works that combine the #1 preoccupation of eight-year-old boys with the #1 preoccupation of their eighteen-year-old brothers. I haven’t read it yet but, from overheard the whispers of a half-dozen contributors, the engagement with the theme might be more direct (and graphic) than I originally assumed.

Lots of Vox-Pop comrades in the contributors list, which includes the project’s creators (Spencer Gordon, Leigh Nash, and Andrew Faulkner), poet and sex columnist Louise Bak, and many of the funnier writers in the city and beyond, such as Gary Barwin, Nathaniel G. Moore, David Brock, Penn Kemp, and others.

The book launches at The Supermarket (Kensington Market) at 7:30pm on January 28th. Here’s the Facebook deets.

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On another note, I’m pretty excited about the re-emergence of Ottawa’s The Puritan magazine, now in online form. I’m sure a lot of people see this as a regression for the young journal, but this country could really use a good web-based literary market, and in print, The Puritan was in a crowded sea of high-caliber micropress adventurers. I hope they see this change in medium as the potential blessing it could be. All they need are some good contributors, wink wink…

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