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Sharon Greene – 60%

April 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

This piece is performed by Sharon Greene, an ex-Neo-Futurist and top-shelf friend, and written by Emerson Dameron.


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CL Hawk – Table Flip Club Manifesto

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments

CL Hawk is not a ’70s cop show, but a Chicago writer, performer, and surrealist.

She reads here from the Table Flip Club’s founding document, an incendiary tract for women in technology.


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Jay Berger – Swing and a Miss

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

This piece is performed by the delightfully bent Chicago comedian, actor and writer Jay Berger and written by Emerson Dameron.

It was inspired by a prompt from Laura Olin, of Everything Changes e-fame.


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Olin & the Moon – Dream Catchers

April 13th, 2015 · No Comments

The Los Angeles band Olin & the Moon has played distinctly SoCal-flavored Americana since 2006. Tomorrow, the new album Every One You Know hits the streets, the boulevards, and the crescents. You can go ahead and bump “Every Summer” and “Solitary Hill” now.

Meanwhile, O&TM is already at work on another new joint for later this year, this time in collaboration with y’all-ternative legend Ryan Adams.

You are within your rights to wonder how these fellows maintain such a keen rapport with the fickle Muse. Since they ain’t stingy, they checked in to endorse a product that may be of aid to the envious.


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M.P. Carver – I Found the Vein, Put it in Here

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Epigraph: Life is great without a care


M.P. Carver would like to give thanks and acknowledge her debts to Lady Gaga, Lorde, and the other pop singers who inspire her.

I Found the Vein, Put it in Here

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Jesse Nathan – Something Good from the Days Has Come into Everything

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Platinum contributor Jesse Nathan returns, “a little bit sober,” with a positive attitude.

Something Good from the Days Has Come into Everything

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Owen Dameron – Snore-Purr

April 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Look, I’m not saying it would bring about instant world peace or solve everyone’s problems.

But I believe that, if there were loudspeakers mounted in major cities broadcasting a nice, low, snore-purr such as this one, it might calm a lot of people down.

Our guest today is Owen, a/k/a Oboe, a/k/a the O-Zone, a/k/a SunnO)))wen, a/k/a Lord Chubbington, Earl of Fuzzwich. He is a Hurricane Katrina rescue cat who has been my companion for nearly a decade. This is what he does best.


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David Krilivsky – Dear Self

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Our friend David Krilivsky returns, reflects.


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M.P. Carver – C A P I T A L I S M

March 25th, 2015 · No Comments

M.P. Carver is a poet living in Salem, MA, part of Weird Deer’s Massachusetts Mafia that keeps us Left Coasters on our toes.

She’s an editor of YesNo Press, Poetry Editor of Soundings East, and an intern for the Mass Poetry Festival. She’d like long walks on the beach if not for the sand, and has had a fear of koalas since the fall of seventh grade, when she caught an unfortunate episode of Wild Discovery.

This is her Weird Deer debut – get to know her!


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Exal Iraheta – Bulge

March 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Exal Iraheta is a friend, a YouTuber, a monologist, and one of the lesser-sung geniuses of the Chicago comedy/improv scene.

Here’s a one-two intro to his work.

Exal Iraheta - Bulge

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