Monday, March 15, 2010

Kitty Snacks Book Klub! March/April picks!

Announcing the new selections for the Kitty Snacks Book Klub to be read during March and April (we've selected two books because they're both really short):

-A Jello Horse by Matthew Simmons

Here is a review of A Jello Horse from The Believer.

-Tumble Home by Amy Hempel

Here is a review of Tumble Home.

Both books can be purchased at Square Books in the back of the store where the book club selections are. You get a 10% discount if you buy them at Square Books. You can also get A Jello Horse from Publishing Genius, which is linked above. We'll be in touch about meeting up for some beers and a discussion.  Both books are around 10 bucks.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Zoo

by Jeff McNeil

My name’s Bunny.  They call me that cause I get around so quick on my scooter.  A scooter is what I call my motorcycle.  I call it that cause one time I was paying a visit to my old lady’s ex-boyfriend and there were some kids riding scooters in the street and I pulled them by a rope and then I pulled my old lady’s ex-boyfriend by a rope through some pretty thick briars.  I guess I call it that because it reminds me of that time.  And it’s kind of funny to call a motorcycle a scooter, mostly because a motorcycle is so much bigger and it gets people expecting something else.  It’s funny if you really think about it.

Two poems by Harrison Smith

You Really Butter My Toast, Sandra Day O'Connor

Pass the goddamn skim milk.
The only reason I'm even here is because
Your senior discount at IHOP is as irresistible
As the creamy mayonnaise skin that covers your bones.
You've been a bitch since '81.
Reagan put shit in your head
And it probably wouldn't hurt if you spilled your drink
And fell two flights headfirst into wicker furniture.

In Support of Ocean's Twelve

I love Don Cheadle.
He is above average.
Slap a high five, Don.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jason Polan

Sketch artist, Jason Polan, is featured in Kitty Snacks #3 with his drawings of farm animals and a tiger. Here's an article recently published in the LA Times about Jason's quest to draw every citizen in New York City. Be sure to check out his website and see all the different projects that occupy his time. Oh YEAH! He also draws a new picture for Kitty Snacks contributor, Jack Pendarvis, every month over at The Believer.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Barry Hannah (1942-2010)

We here at Kitty Snacks are deeply sad to have lost our hero and friend, Barry Hannah. He was our Captain.

Kitty Snacks editor, Michael Bible, has written something on Barry at Read it here.

We will miss you, Captain.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Gorilla Math by Michael Bible

Kitty Snacks editor, Michael Bible, has a new chapbook out from Greying Ghost Press called Gorilla Math. It looks great. Go here for more info and how to buy it. Only 75 available so get 'em while you can.  Check out Michael's other chapbook, My Second Best Bear Rug, from Achilles Chapbook Series.

"Michael Bible may have hit what a lot of us were trying, a singular new voice for CEO's to slackers. He's so open, so easy, so fluid, you'll smile with joy turning every page of Mr. Bible."