Moronic Ox Originals
Migrating to Another Dimension
Moronic Ox Editor David A. Ross invites us along on the ultimate journey
"The Day to Shape the Days Upon"
Open Books author Chuck Crabbe reads from The Road by Cormac McCarthy:
Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore...
Or are we?
Photo Essay by Don Wright
"Mrs. MacMillan's Garden"
From the novel, Twin Oaks, to be published by Open Books in Spring 2015
An Interview with Mary Shelley,
Author of 'Frankenstein'
An imagined interview of the author by R Daneel Olivaw,
the robot from Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' novels.
He asks her about her life, love, work
and influence on science fiction.
Written and directed by Christy Fearn.
by Kathleen Curtin
Published by Open Books (2015)
"Return to Mameluke Bath"
"One To A Million"
Donald O'Donovan talks about his writing career, travels, literary influences, painting, day jobs, chickens and, of course, his novels...
"Degrees of Degeneration"
The Poetry of Carole Mora
"With Furious Gravity"
"MONSTER MOVIES: A PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE"
SUPER NOT AWKWARD REVIEW
Play Doh Cake Mountain Icing Extruder
(the one that had everyone's pants all in a bunch)
"Oxford is a port"
by Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang
"bones and planes" by Alicia Young
"An Individual Free-born In The Collective" by Christopher Barnes
"Alice (Part IV)" and
From the memoir Bent
Teri Louise Kelly
The Virtual Life of Fizzy Oceans
by David A. Ross
(Open Books 2011)
Review by Chuck Crabbe
The value of fiction in exploring and representing the Holocaust:
Bernard Schlink's The Reader
(First appeared in issue 39 of
‘Tears in the Fence’.)
From the recently published Open Books novel
The Woman Who Lost China
Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang
"Kentucky Fried Camel; Nine Days in Jordan with Kids"
Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang
"Caucus at the Parking Meter"
Open Books author Miha Mazzini
Author of 28 books published in 9 languages
Winner of the Pushcart & Golden Palm for best film of 2012
and Best Director at Highgate Film Festival, London
Discusses the writing of his novel, Paloma Negra
From Pushcart Prize and Golden Palm winner Miha Mazzini comes the charming and unlikely story of an imitation Mariachi band in 1950s Communist Yugoslavia.
When the traveling cinema comes to a Yugoslavian village in 1950, the young men and women are introduced to Mexican melodramas depicting the Mexican revolution, and they become entranced by not only the heroes of these films, but also by the music. In the midst of their own political nightmare, they escape reality through the exploits of the cinematic revolutionaries, and in the morning the younger men of the village seem to know the songs by heart and form their own Mariachi band.
Love, cinema, music, military bravado, intrigue and the promise of revolution play out in a tiny mountain village, but the pseudo-Mexican farce is about to end, because the Supreme Commander General is on his way to see for himself just what is going on…