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SPR in Disguise: Issue Twenty-Two Action Shots

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Twenty-Two with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by mohawko

What better place to take a Safety Pin Review story than New Orleans on Mardi Gras, that ultimate place of performance and wanton indulgence? Yes indeed. The fruits of Operative Ian‘s labors, posted below:

Our Operative

Natural skin tone, of course.

Classy Broads

Look at those locks.

Here's Looking at Yu, Kid

The most effective pill.

Lawyers Will Be the First Victims of the Disease That Sweeps This Nation

So many incidental readers on these streets, so much guerilla fiction going around.

Casting Off

*Insert Confederacy of Dunces reference here*




Apocalyptic Pastiche: Issue Twenty-Two (Audio)

Posted in Issue Twenty-Two with tags , , , on February 24, 2012 by mohawko

Download the weekly Safety Pin Review radio supplemental, broadcast Monday, February 20 on WECI 91.5fm, this week featuring our soon-to-be-heartbroken yet strangely coherent editor talking about Howie Good, William Burroughs, David Bowie (as per norm), and hardcore, amongst other things.


  1. And Now It’s Happening in Mine” – Touché Amoré
  2. “A Perfect Day to Chase Tornadoes” – Jim White
  3. “Cool Drink Water” – Gun Club
  4. “Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing (Reprise)” – David Bowie (centerpiece)
  5. “The Vulture (Acts I & II)” – Gallows
  6. “I Am the Owl” – Dead Kennedys

Issue Twenty-Two!!

Posted in Issue Twenty-Two with tags , , , on February 23, 2012 by mohawko

At last, the hotly-anticipated twenty-second issue of the Safety Pin Review is ready for public consumption! It has already roamed the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana in disguise for Mardi Gras, seeking out nourishment to fill its cadaverous frame, all on the back of Operative Ian Nizialek. We proudly present:



“Fog Area”

by Howie Good

Operative: Ian Nizialek (New Orleans, LA)

About the author: Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing.

About the operative: Ian Nizialek (New Orleans, LA) has never, ever looked back. Not once.

Radio supplemental and Mardi Gras photos coming soon.