Artichoke Haircut: You’re Allowed
years ago technology has progressed to this point. Due to the obvious
influences of medical and research institutions across the state of Maryland
even mere poetry readings have come together in celebration of improving the
artichoke’s self-image. For the artichoke is starting to go on important job interviews.
To impress potential employers the artichoke must be clean-cut, clean shaven,
and most importantly, well-versed in modern poetry. Employers like this sense
of a ‘well-rounded artichoke’. Now Artichoke Haircut even has a new location:
1726 North Charles Street in the Greatest City in America, Baltimore?
readers came from far and wide in order to take care of that delightful,
delectable, and healthy artichoke. People ought to be thrilled for this
once-in-a-year-probably opportunity. Among the traveling readers are the
ever-affable Jordan Castro and the poetic mountaintop that is Laura van den
Berg. Each one of them brings something unique to Baltimore, like hope. For
while each one them may be a bit depressed in their special way they definitely
are not anywhere as depressing as the unstoppable industrial decline of
Baltimore as a place of commerce. However as Baltimore is cheap and arguably
‘hip’ it has a lot to offer these young, hungry writers, like artichoke for
Castro needs no introduction but he’s going to get one anyway. This Muumuu
House staple has been prolific in 2013, coming out with the poetry books “if i
really wanted to feel happy i would feel happy already”. Exploring the concept
of bleak in a post-bleak world, Jordan’s work is the sort of thing that will
not turn that frown upside down. Rather his output shows a certain sense of
sympathy with the reader. With Jordan Castro around it is okay to frown. Real
emotions are not things to simply hide away forever. Instead they ought to be
embraced, squeezed tight. His other book “YOUNG AMERICANS” besides deftly
referencing David Bowie’s song, has received intense media attention. The most
important coverage has come from Tao Lin’s own ‘Muumuu House’ and the
enormously successful web-blog ‘Beach Sloth’ which recently received a notable
mention from the Guardian.
van den Berg remains incredibly popular among all the hip young lads today.
Writer for many intensely popular publications she has also been short and long
listed for incredibly prestigious prizes. Barnes and Noble dig her style most
heavily. This is serious shovel-worthy digging, not mere sandbox playing around
as some sort of nubile infant. This year her collection of stories “The Isle of
Youth” will drop on the unsuspecting masses at any moment. Whoever is in
attendance for this epic reader ought to prepare themselves for Laura cuts an
artichoke’s hair like no other.
there are the great ones, the ones who make the artichoke’s haircut possible.
Without Tracy Dimond, Mark Cugni, Timmy Reed, Fitz Fitzgerald, Brooke Carlton,
Andrew Sargus Klein Carla-Jean Valluzzi, and Peter Schireson this wouldn’t be
possible. Indeed the artichoke, without a haircut would be some snotty
long-haired type trying to find enlightenment somewhere in a hip yet cheap part
of Eastern Europe. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the readers and organizers
that is far from the case.