Dusty Dog Reviews|
The whole project is hip, anti-academic, the poetry of reluctant grown-ups, picking noses in church. An enjoyable romp! Though also serious.
Nick DiSpoldo, Small Press Review (on Children, Churches and Daddies, April 1997)|
Children, Churches and Daddies is eclectic, alive and is as contemporary
This is a special supplement issue to cc&d magazine. Most of these pages were previously printed in v165.25 to test boundaries of hardbound book printing capabilities, cc&d released a 2007 “addition” (so to speak) of the art book. To test the print boundaries & capabilities for Scars Publications, cc&d magazine released this supplement issue, where the content is almost the same as mid-October 2006’s supplement book (which was designed to test hardcover book binding).
Now, we don’t expect everyone to order copies of this book/supplement issue, so we thought we’d let everyone see the pages and the artwork, along with the Boss Lady’s Editorials. If you’re aching to still get a hard copy of these editorials, you can also get them in the end-of-the-year 2007 collection book of materials from cc&d magazine. So... You can view lots of images after the editorial on this page before you decide to order the paperback book..
The Boss Lady’s Editorial
The Countdown to the Presidency
and When Power (and Weather) Become Your Enemy
Portrait Photography & Artistic Photography
The Puget Sound, Washington
the Milwaukee Art Museum
St. Petersburg, Russia
the Great Wall of China
the Boss Lady’s Editorial
The Countdown to the PresidencyLike being at a carnival where there is a row of ducks moving along a line and you’re supposed to hit them to win a prize, they all look the same, See how as the Primaries draw closer, everyone starts acting more and more alike.
So I just saw another Democratic debate in September (and oddly enough, Gravel was still there), and even though Hillary Clinton has been pulling a more marked with the more time that passes (thank the Clinton Machine and the charisma and money-pulling power of Bill), no one was willing to start a conflict with her (because it would make anyone else look like they were trying to be petty and take shots at her, so everyone stayed quiet during the debates), and no one showed real differences between anyone else. (Okay, Gravel showed real differences, but for some reason, no one takes him seriously.)
We haven’t had the Primaries yet (I think as I write this they are 13 weeks away), and as the date draws closer, the candidates are actually seeming more and more similar. For example, although every Democrat says we should not have troops in Iraq at all because Bush sent us to an unwarranted war, the top three Democrats vying for the chance to run for President all agreed (they vocally agreed in the debate, starting with Hillary Clinton, then Barrack Obama, then John Edwards that they could not guarantee if they were elected President to pull all troops out by 2013 (the end of their first term). No Democrat candidate) will mention that although Bush got them into an unwarranted war (that Congress wouldn’t even declare as a war), Bush and the current government racket has actually increased pockets where terrorists can sprout, and America (whether we like sending troops to the other side of the world or not) might have to keep people there to help quell the problems the Bush regime started.
Editor In Chief
When Power (and Weather) Become Your Enemy
Six hundred thousand customers in the Chicago land area lost power because of recent storms (and the subsequent flooding in northern Chicago, and damage from flying debris). Ninety percent of all of these customers (that means over half a million customers) had their power restored within 48 hours (worst case scenario for the average household is that you’d have to throw away the meat from your refrigerator, or possibly the milk, small price to pay when things could have been much worse). But Commonwealth Edison (you know, the big power company) received a class-action suit from people (who claimed to receive both physical and emotional scars) who didn’t get their power restored quickly enough.
Editor In Chief
Debra Purdy Kong, writer, British Columbia, Canada
I like the magazine a lot. I like the spacious lay-out and the different coloured pages and the variety of writer’s styles. Too many literary magazines read as if everyone graduated from the same course. We need to collect more voices like these and send them everywhere.
Children, Churches and Daddies.
It speaks for itself.
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We also have a discussion group for all issues related to vegetarianism, which currently has about 150 members, many of whom are outside the Boston area. The group is focusing more toward outreach and evolving from what it has been in years past. We welcome new members, as well as the opportunity to inform people about the benefits of vegetarianism, to our health, the environment, animal welfare, and a variety of other issues.
Dusty Dog Reviews: These poems document a very complicated internal response to the feminine side of social existence. And as the book proceeds the poems become increasingly psychologically complex and, ultimately, fascinating and genuinely rewarding.
Dusty Dog Reviews: She opens with a poem of her own devising, which has that wintry atmosphere demonstrated in the movie version of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago. The atmosphere of wintry white and cold, gloriously murderous cold, stark raging cold, numbing and brutalizing cold, appears almost as a character who announces to his audience, “Wisdom occurs only after a laboriously magnificent disappointment.” Alas, that our Dusty Dog for mat cannot do justice to Ms. Kuypers’ very personal layering of her poem across the page.
Fithian Press, Santa Barbara, CA
Indeed, there’s a healthy balance here between wit and dark vision, romance and reality, just as there’s a good balance between words and graphics. The work shows brave self-exploration, and serves as a reminder of mortality and the fragile beauty of friendship.
Mark Blickley, writer
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Okay, butt-munch. Tough guy. This is how to win the editors over.
Carlton Press, New York, NY: HOPE CHEST IN THE ATTIC is a collection of well-fashioned, often elegant poems and short prose that deals in many instances, with the most mysterious and awesome of human experiences: love... Janet Kuypers draws from a vast range of experiences and transforms thoughts into lyrical and succinct verse... Recommended as poetic fare that will titillate the palate in its imagery and imaginative creations.
Mark Blickley, writer: The precursor to the magazine title (Children, Churches and Daddies) is very moving. “Scars” is also an excellent prose poem. I never really thought about scars as being a form of nostalgia. But in the poem it also represents courage and warmth. I look forward to finishing the book.
You Have to be Published to be Appreciated.
Dorrance Publishing Co., Pittsburgh, PA: “Hope Chest in the Attic” captures the complexity of human nature and reveals startling yet profound discernments about the travesties that surge through the course of life. This collection of poetry, prose and artwork reflects sensitivity toward feminist issues concerning abuse, sexism and equality. It also probes the emotional torrent that people may experience as a reaction to the delicate topics of death, love and family. “Chain Smoking” depicts the emotional distress that afflicted a friend while he struggled to clarify his sexual ambiguity. Not only does this thought-provoking profile address the plight that homosexuals face in a homophobic society, it also characterizes the essence of friendship. “The room of the rape” is a passionate representation of the suffering rape victims experience. Vivid descriptions, rich symbolism, and candid expressions paint a shocking portrait of victory over the gripping fear that consumes the soul after a painful exploitation.
Dusty Dog Reviews (on Without You): She open with a poem of her own devising, which has that wintry atmosphere demonstrated in the movie version of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago. The atmosphere of wintry white and cold, gloriously murderous cold, stark raging cold, numbing and brutalizing cold, appears almost as a character who announces to his audience, “Wisdom occurs only after a laboriously magnificent disappointment.” Alas, that our Dusty Dog for mat cannot do justice to Ms. Kuypers’ very personal layering of her poem across the page.
Debra Purdy Kong, writer, British Columbia, Canada (on Children, Churches and Daddies): I like the magazine a lot. I like the spacious lay-out and the different coloured pages and the variety of writer’s styles. Too many literary magazines read as if everyone graduated from the same course. We need to collect more voices like these and send them everywhere.
Fithian Press, Santa Barbara, CA: Indeed, there’s a healthy balance here between wit and dark vision, romance and reality, just as there’s a good balance between words and graphics. The work shows brave self-exploration, and serves as a reminder of mortality and the fragile beauty of friendship.