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This Light: Issue 48 Action Shots

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Forty-Eight with tags , , on May 28, 2013 by mohawko

In the midst of the rains that seem to have engulfed New York as of late, we emerge from the waters into the fresh air of Wake Forest, North Carolina, from which hails our latest beautiful series of Action Shots, brought to us by the incomparable Operative Emily Ramser. And so we travel, ever backwards:

The fields, the fields, the fields

The fields, the fields, the fields

From the operative:

“A friend and I drove out to an abandoned golf course to take a few pictures. Sadly, we didn’t find many people interested in reading my back there. In fact, we only stumbled upon a teenage couple making out, who ran away from us, embarrassed, without stopping to read my jacket.”

Anyone Finds Anyone

Anyone Finds Anyone

“My photographer friend wanted to experiment with artistic views, so he had me sit in mud and a drain pipe. Fun times. I was certainly contemplating diving in and becoming water by this point.”

Twins

Twins

“When a place becomes abandoned like this, it’s a mystery that anybody finds anybody.”

You Cannot Practice Traveling Backwards in Time

You Cannot Practice Traveling Backwards in Time

‘Practicing for exams, I have the habit of perching on desks, as my teachers call it.”

There Is No Such Thing As Underwater

There Is No Such Thing As Underwater

“I wandered down to my town’s yearly ‘Meet in the Street’ with David’s piece on my back. I can’t tell you how many people ran after me going ‘WAIT! STOP! I want to finish reading!'”

Other Kinds of Light

Other Kinds of Light

“Just another instance of me having to explain the meaning of caliginous to someone.”

Degrees

Degrees

“Bringing thought into a place of ruin.”

I STAND CORRECTED

I STAND CORRECTED

“I was letting professors of Southeastern Baptist Seminary read my jacket after an essay reading I attended where a good friend of mine was speaking. Everyone was very impressed with David’s piece, some of the professors in attendance in particular.”

Sweatshirt Eternal

Sweatshirt Eternal

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This phenomenal issue belongs totally to David Tomaloff and Emily Ramser, communicating in unexpected, inter-medial ways. Enormous thanks to them both; and the promise of refreshments should path cross path.

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Issue Forty-Eight!!

Posted in Issue Forty-Eight with tags , , , on May 20, 2013 by mohawko

Hello! And welcome, at long last, to our 48th issue, proof that nothing ever really stands still. It comes to us courtesy of a repeat offender worn on the back of Operative Emily Ramser of Wake Forest, NC. Word has it we were once able to breathe here:

ISSUE FORTY-EIGHT (5/20/13):

featuring

“Underwater Travel”

by David Tomaloff

Operative: Emily Ramser (Wake Forest, NC)

Operative: Emily Ramser (Wake Forest, NC)

About the author: David Tomaloff builds things out of ampersands and light. His work has appeared in several chapbooks, anthologies, and in fine publications. Send him threats: davidtomaloff.com.

About the operative: Emily Ramser is a poet and writer attempting to become a spoken word poet. Her audiences, though, are not too sure if this is going to work out. She’s been published in a handful of places, but prefers sticking up poems without her name on coffee shop bulletin boards. Check her out on Facebook, Twitter (@ChickadeePoems), or at her blog, www.chickadeesweetie.wordpress.com.

Pictures of Ruin: Issue 26 Action Shots

Posted in Action Photos!, Issue Twenty-Six with tags , , , on June 2, 2012 by mohawko

Here we are, with an exceptionally epic set of Action Shots from our first operative abroad, Jeremy Reed exploring the ruins of Miletus in Turkey with David Tomaloff’s little piece of theatre.

Imagine all the dead watching.

Look At This Ruined Place

The coliseum feels like appropriate context.

The Bones of Bones We Cannot Leave Behind

Bleached

Quiet With Terminal Sickness

ASCEND

I Am Not Alone in This Land of Ghosts

Minotaur #2

Don’t go.

Smite the Fuck Outta this Photo

Broken columns like teeth.

We Walk These Plains With Our Peers and Face the Emptiness Like Full-Grown Adults

Mega-thanks to Operative Jeremy Reed for taking the SPR to such exciting and far-flung places. YAA’s forever.

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P.S. Did you know that we now have a listing at Poets & Writers? We feel so very established.

Issue Twenty-Six!!

Posted in Issue Twenty-Six with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by mohawko

At last, we’ve come upon our glorious twenty-sixth issue, and what an issue it is. This one’s being worn by Operative Jeremy, a native of North Carolina, but who’s wearing the story this week around Turkey (yes! Turkey!) during a month-long stay. So stay tuned for killer photos. We’ve got ruins for ya. The SPR proudly presents:

ISSUE TWENTY-SIX (5/21/12):

featuring

“The Kitchen Sink Compares Itself to You”

by David Tomaloff

Operative: Jeremy Reed (various places around Turkey, the World)

About the author: David Tomaloff is a writer, photographer, musician, and all-around bad influence. His work has appeared in chapbooks, anthologies, and fine publications such as Mud Luscious, >kill author, & PANK. davidtomaloff.com.

About the operative: Jeremy Reed is a wandering drummer constantly questing for the pathway into the 4th Dimension of the Timewave.

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Also! We were recently written up in the Dayton Daily News, our editor’s hometown paper. Read all about us. Superspecial thanks to the stellar Sharon Short for putting that all together. (And you can see xTx’s story again; weird in the physical edition of the newspaper because it’s like seeing hand-print in photo in print. Or something.)