June Emotional Poem (cum-patiri)Ben Fama
“when I die bury me in / my matching pajama set / with a bottle of champagne”: A new poem from Ben Fama, selected by Summer poetry editor, Sasha Fletcher.
Ben Fama Interviews Vanessa PlaceBen Fama
Ben Fama in conversation with Vanessa Place regarding conceptualism, Trayvon Martin, the founding of self as corporation, and justice.
Bluets by Maggie NelsonBen Fama
Belatedly but, as always, with the purest of hearts Fanzine offers poet Ben Fama’s thoughtful take on Maggie Nelson’s Bluets. Despite or due to its incorporation of Wittgenstein and Goethe, Nelson described this meditation on the color blue in a grant application as "heathen, hedonistic and horny." Nelson, who has appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, examined the death of her aunt in The Red Parts and Jane: A Murder and Bluets is not without its darkness.