Archive for January, 2013

NEWSFLASH IN WHICH THE NEWS BECOMES US

Posted in Announcements, Contributor News with tags , on January 27, 2013 by mohawko

!!! NEWSFLASH !!!!

Starting approximately next week, the SPR will attempt to feature a bi-weekly (i.e., occasional, between issues) round-up of news from its former contributors and operatives, including recent publications, announcements, awards, events, etc. This column will be called “________” (title to come). So, if you’re a previous contributor or wearer and have some recentish news about you or someone else from the SPR that you’d like to share, and that you think missed the eagle eye of our curator (rare), then please email us at safetypinreview [at] gmail [dot] com with the info and we’ll be sure to include it. Hit us up and LET’S PUBLICIZE THE PEOPLE WE LOVE.

So come on. Let’s do it. PUSH THE WHEEL OF LOVE. (This will probably be the title now.)

We are doing this because we are a huge enormous family. DISPATCH FROM A HUGE ENORMOUS FAMILY. (This could also be the title.)

LASSO OF LOVE (round-up, get it?).

In all likelihood, this will change titles every time.

xoxo
Simon

Advertisements

“Bag the Bodies and Burn Them All”: Issue 44 Action Shots from Portland

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Forty-Four with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2013 by mohawko

We could not be more pleased with these Action Shots, fresh from Operative Robert wearing Joshua Young’s piece. See them below!

But first things first, WATCH THE READING OF A SAFETY PIN REVIEW STORY BY ITS OPERATIVE IN A FARAWAY PLACE:

This reading took place at the Big Ass Boom Box festival at Floating World Comics in Portland.

!!!!!!!!!

A sign, a sign of things to come.

All of These Cars Will Be Crushed by Nightfall

All of These Cars Will Be Crushed by Nightfall

The Safety Pin Review is STREETWISE with Robert Duncan Gray.

Innumerable Casualties in the Name of Something Else

Innumerable Casualties in the Name of Something Else

It gets the SPR all hot and bothered when folks take to spreading the love. We are big fans of Getting the Word Out Via Multiple Operatives.

We Wear These Stories Like Condiments

We Wear These Stories Like Condiments

Here, honorary operative Diana Salier rocks Josh’s poem whilst eating some fries. Jealous types scheme in the background.

The Aluminuminum

The Aluminuminum

In this marvel of photographic composition (those lines! that red door! the coiled hose! – a metaphor for what?!), Rose Tully festoons herself in lovely denim.

Spreading Like Eagles

Spreading Like Eagles

Barn-burner Riley Michael Parker struts his stuff in front of a giant cat’s eye and shows off his shapely legs.

CATS. DIG. SPR.

CATS. DIG. SPR.

Lindsay Allison Ruoff brings the SPR to the cat-people. Meanwhile, an owl watches from the background. In this case, the owl is the metaphor.

Is there any such thing as too many cats in an SPR photo? No.

What Everything Leads To

What Everything Leads To

FUCK YEAH!

Basically, this sums up our feelings towards this set of photos. Tremendous thanks to Joshua Young for providing the killer poem, and Robert Duncan Gray and his gang for spreading the SPR gospel so awesomely around Portland.

*

And stay tuned. Tomorrow: a newsflash that probably involves all of you.

Issue Forty-Four!!

Posted in Issue Forty-Four with tags , , , on January 21, 2013 by mohawko

Hello! And welcome back! Here, we present the beginnings of our 44th issue, and offer our readers special greetings from New York City, the new base of operations for the Safety Pin Review (rocketing out of the cheery Midwestern environs of Ohio and Indiana and INTO UNCERTAINTY). This week, we bring you fiction from Chicago via Portland, OR, worn by Operative Robert Duncan Gray, himself a transplant extraordinaire. Grab your DIY-weapons and let’s do it up:

ISSUE FORTY-FOUR (1/21/13):

featuring

“We Can’t Count the Chalk Outlines”

by Joshua Young

issue 44 portrait

Operative: Robert Duncan Gray (Portland, OR)

About the author: Joshua Young is the author of collaborative collection written with Chas Hoppe, The Diegesis (Gold Wake Press), To the Chapel of Light (Mud Luscious Press/Nephew), and When the Wolves Quit: A Play-in-Verse (Gold Wake Press). He teaches writing and co-edits the Columbia Poetry Review. For now, he lives in Chicago with his wife, their son, and their dog. For info on his writing, films, and other projects visit thestorythief.tumblr.com.

About the operative: Robert Duncan Gray was born in England, grew up in Germany and currently lives and works in Portland, OR. He is an editor for HOUSEFIRE BOOKS and the author of CABBAGE LANGUAGE (HOUSEFIRE 2013).

Currents: Issue 43 Action Shots!

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Forty-Three with tags , , , on January 7, 2013 by mohawko

Just in passing time for the holidays, at the fringes of new semesters the world over, we awaken their spirit for this seasonal installment of SPR Action Photos, brought to you from Orange, California by Operative Lauren.

Let this be indicative of things to come:

The Pink Umbrella

The Pink Umbrella

*

Wood Paneling #2

Wood Paneling #2

*

Do you remember the first time a wood-paneled kitchen appeared in the Safety Pin Review?

I THOUGHT SO. It was Issue 10: VEGAN PANCAKES.

*

Houses, the Hidden Tiger

Houses, the Hidden Tiger

*

WINTER! (in fall colors)

WINTER! (in fall colors)

*

Return of the Pink Umbrella

Return of the Pink Umbrella

*

It is here that there appears some sort of magic surrounding Operative Lauren, like snow indoors.

*

Snowfall in California

Snowfall in California

*

I am in love with this effect.

*

Beware the Tinselman

Beware the Tinselman

*

AND THEN IT MOVED.

*

SWEETS

SWEETS

*

Christmas, lately arrived

Christmas, lately arrived

*

The snow returns to California.

*

Baubles

Baubles

*

The whole world.

*

issue 43 (11)

The Glowing Current

*

I love, I love the texture of that coat.

*

Thank you, as always, for reading and seeing, and we’ll see you again soon, deeper into the New Year.

Issue Forty-Three!!

Posted in Issue Forty-Three with tags , , , on January 1, 2013 by mohawko

HARO! Happy New Year! To celebrate, we are proud to present our forty-third issue, written from Chicago and worn, serendipitously, by another Orange, CA hooligan, Operative Lauren Sarazen. BRING IT:

ISSUE FORTY-THREE (1/1/13):

featuring

“Firsts”

by Noelle Rose

Operative: Lauren Sarazen (Orange, CA)

Operative: Lauren Sarazen (Orange, CA)

About the author: Noelle Rose lives and writes in Chicago.

About the operative: Lauren Sarazen is studying Creative Writing at Chapman University. She loves writing about roller skating, swing dancing, and vintage people, among other things. Check out her work in Silhouette: Bold Lines and Voices from WriteGirl, Beyond Words: The Creative Voices of WriteGirl, and Calliope. Currently, she serves as an editorial board member for Calliope, interns for Paper Farms, and blogs for The Daily Tunage.

*

Oh hey, the Safety Pin Review has made a few year-end roundups, captured here at Vouched and hereabouts by David Greenspan. Mucho thanks to Tyler Gobble and David, two boosters supreme.

RESOLVE.