Innovative Fiction. Cinema. Absurdist Humor. Anthology. Erotic Fiction.
Innovative Fiction. Cinema. Absurdist Humor. Anthology. Erotic Fiction.
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About Doug Sinner
Doug Skinner has contributed articles and cartoons to Black Scat Review, Oulipo Pornobongo, The Fortean Times, Strange Attractor Journal, Fate, Weirdo, The Anomalist, Nickelodeon, Cabinet, and other fine publications. Black Scat has published several books of his stories and cartoons, as well as his translations of the French humorist Alphonse Allais.
He has written music for several dance companies, including ODC-San Francisco and Margaret Jenkins; his scores for actor/clown Bill Irwin include The Regard of Flight, The Courtroom, The Regard Evening, and The Harlequin Studies. He has performed his songs (the ones inside this book) in many theaters, clubs, and cabarets. His puppet shows with Michael Smith have been seen everywhere from Caroline’s Comedy Club in Manhattan to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
TV and movie appearances include Great Performances, The ‘90s, Martin Mull’s Talent Takes a Holiday, Ed, Crocodile Dundee II, and a smattering of commercials.
He lived for decades in Manhattan, but has moved to New Paltz, a few miles to the north.
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Ten Cinematic Riffs
by Carla M. Wilson
with an introduction by
James R. Hugunin
c o m i n g s o o n
SACRED SINS is a collection of seductive short stories and fables in a new genre of intellectual erotica. They are fantasy of the highest order, allusive, mythic and archetypal. They are feminist and heroic, literate, mysterious, experimental, and spiritual. John Diamond-Nigh re-imagines erotica itself as agile, sophisticated literature calling on a wide range of moods, voices, and evocative techniques. Encapsulated in a tiny fictional space, each tale presents a miniaturized tableau that seduces and challenges the reader with mischief, humor, and allegory.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR SACRED SINS
“34 brief fictions of flagrant impiety, uncommon cultivation, and a tendency toward abstraction, all of which seem decisively French and vaguely archaic. Literary heretics such as Baudelaire, Bataille, even Lautréamont come to mind. The single American writer I can invoke with similar compulsions and narrative pace is John Hawkes. Notable precedents, these, for John Diamond-Nigh’s auspicious debut prose collection, Sacred Sins.” —Harold Jaffe
“…a surreal, oneiric, mythic and mystic journey through the erotic cults of contemporaneous antiquity. John Diamond-Nigh stages esoteric tableaux whose incunabula take us into the cloistered cells and secret chambers of the imagination. There his narratives weave art, music and literature into profane cuni-linguistic realms, love-cantos laced with epidermal explorations, atavistic colors and the holiness of sex. He casts all this and more onto the scene of language where delirious epiphanies whip desire into orgasmic play.” —Ben Stoltzfus, author of Cat O’Nine Tails
“John Diamond-Nigh juxtaposes and assimilates the religious and the profane, the classical and the modern. All our senses awake in this surreal world of lust and eroticism, where bodily desire and satisfaction transcend the physical experience, a union of opposites as the sexual and spiritual are bound together. Beautifully written, these sensual short stories are delectable sins grazed by the sacred and fused together by the poetic expertise of its author.” —Petra Anne Hawk
“John Diamond-Nigh’s Sacred Sins is a masterful collection of beautifully erotic prose blended with a poet’s hand.” —Mark Axelrod
“Part history lesson, part dream, reading this sensual delight feels like languidly flipping through the best kept secret diary. Reminiscent of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Sacred Sins sticks with the reader for its clever plot and beautiful writing. Much recommended.”
About the Author
John Diamond Nigh’s temperament and training in interdisciplinary arts and literature has led to his profuse, eclectic and aesthetic work and lifestyle. As a poet, he has published in many renowned journals such as The Paris Review, The Sewanee Review and Agni, and brought out a book titled Labyrinths. The Smithsonian included an important wood bowl he had created in a retrospective of seminal works of wood turners at the end of the 20th century. Other sculptures have been exhibited throughout the U.S., and his interior design work has won several awards.
Before moving to the South, every year John and his wife traveled to Paris or Florence or Barcelona to teach, and often at night, when not engaged in those responsibilities, John followed the ghosts of Montparnasse into their balls and revels. Presently he lives with her and four cats in Asheville, NC. where he’s putting the finishing touches on a house that he designed and built (including the inside décor and furniture) and that now hosts several lively salons.
Things are really heating up and the August issue of LE SCAT NOIR has arrived just in the nick of time. #226 has an all-star international cast of cool characters, hot fiction, art, poetry, and news you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring Alphonse Allais, Mark Axelrod, Suzanne Burns, Michael Cina, John Diamond-Nigh, Ian Dooley, Rose Knapp, Terri Lloyd, Amit Nayak, Frank Pulaski, Doug Rice, Paul Rosheim, Jason E. Rolfe, Gail Schneider, Doug Skinner, Dominic Viti, Tom Whalen, and Carla M. Wilson.
As always the new issue is free and you can download a copy at this LINK.
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What happens when you combine patriotism and ‘pataphysics (the science of imaginary solutions)? That’s right, you get a big BANG and fireworks — all packed inside the new
LE SCAT NOIR.
The July issue features incendiary works by Alain Arias-Misson, Paulo Brito, Norman Conquest, Mitchell Eva, Eckhard Gerdes, Harold Jaffe, Alfred Jarry, Richard Kostelanetz, Terri Lloyd, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Paul Rosheim, Mercie Pedro e Silva, and Doug Skinner.
#225 marks the first interactive edition with “live” links and an EXCLUSIVE screen-video of Alfred Jarry’s resurrection!
If you were in NYC on June 15th and missed the BLACK SCAT SUCKER PUNCH bout between high lit heavyweight champs Yuriy Tarnawsky (seated)) and Alain Arias-Mission —shame on you! You missed a bloody good reading.
The Emily Harvey Foundation. provided ringside seats, booze & noisemakers to an unruly crowd of fans. Tarnawsky threw wicked upper-cuts from his classic collection of “short shrift fictions,” CROCODILE SMILES, while Arias-Misson responded with a blazing left hook from his new novel THE DETECTIVE WHO DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE.
Fortunately all is not lost, as both books are available on Amazon and just a click away.
The following 55 Black Scat titles are no longer in print. This explains why some links in old blog posts take you to an order page that no longer exists. All available titles can be found on our web site. www.blackscatbooks.net
OUT OF PRINT
HOW I BECAME AN IDIOT BY FRANCISQUE SARCEY. Allais
CAPTAIN CAP. Volumes I-IV. Allais
PISSOIRS, BIDETS, CRAPPERS & THRONES. Auvray
WASTED ENERGIES, BAFFLED THOUGHTS. Bacon
MUD BATH. Bealy
CONTEMPORARY ART FOR RICH KIDS. Bianchessi
THE FACETIAE EROTICA OF POGGIO. Bracciolini
A CAMI SAMPLER. Cami
COLD IN THE BRAIN. Carolino FANNY HILL. Cleland
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ART DECONSTRUCTION. Conquest
THE NEGLECTED WORKS OF NORMAN CONQUEST. Conquest
SNOWDROP IN AFRICA. Conquest
DON’T WORRY, IT’S NOT ABOUT HATS. Conquest
REAR WINDOWS. Conquest
BURN THIS BOOK. Conquest
BLINK: VISUAL ANTIPHONIES. Debut
THE TWO LOVES OF NUNNY. Debut
IF YOU DON’T READ THIS THE TERRORISTS WILL WIN. Forsythe
‘S A BIRD. Gerdes
THE SUGAR NUMBERS. Hamilton
THE OTHER SIDE. Hibbard
CONSIDERATIONS ON THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF TRISTAN TZARA. Isou
KIRGHIZ STEPPES: ACCUMULATED VERBO-VISUALS. Kasper
WHITE FIRE & OTHER TALES. Kmoch
THE WORKS & LIFE OF KOSTY RICHARDS. Kostelanetz
THE BEST OF THE CHRISTMAS CATALOGUES. Leigh
IT’S FUN TO BE RICH IN AMERICA. Leigh
THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF COMMIE PORN. Lloyd
KATE MOSS & OTHER HEROINES. Memi
SHATTERED RAINBOW. Mori
MOO NUDES. Mori
EMBRYO WORLD. Nations
NICKLE NOIR. Nickle
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF SADE. Pell
DOKTOR BEY’S SUICIDE GUIDEBOOK. Pell
SCAR MIRROR. Pell
SURREALIST TEXTS. Prassinos
WOMEN THAT DON’T EXIST. Pulaski
AN EROTICS OF SEEING. Rice
AN INCONVENIENT CORPSE. Rolfe
WALLOOMSAC: A WEEK ON THE RIVER. Slavitt
HOT HEART OF BOAR & OTHER TASTES. Southern
MERDE À LA BELLE ÉPOQUE. Various
OULIPO PORNOBONGO (volumes 1-3). Various
TRUE CRIME: The People vs. Rrose Sélavy. Waldmann
THE DERANGEMENT OF JULES TORQUEMAL. Wexelblatt
DOLL WITH CHILI PEPPER, Whalen
HOTEL ORTOLAN. Whalen
SELECTED POEMS. Wood
Black Scat author and translator Doug Skinner has just released his new album—THAT REGRETTABLE WEEKEND—featuring 21 songs that will make you laugh, cry in your beer, feel nostalgic for old New York and those better (some might say bitter) days that never existed. Golden vocals with traces of dark humor and a haunting uke conspire to lull one down a slippery slope.
Take a listen to the title cut:
You can purchase the full digital album for only $9, or nab your favorite tracks for a buck.
Watch for THE DOUG SKINNER SONGBOOK coming later this year.
The June Gloom issue of LE SCAT NOIR is now available for download. We won’t bother mentioning that it’s free because you already know that. #224 features an international roster of artists and writers, including Alphonse Allais, Adrienne Auvray, Mark Axelrod, Paulo Brito, Norman Conquest, Farewell Debut, Félix Fénéon, Pippa Anais Gaubert, Eckhard Gerdes, Thomas Gresham, Adao Iturrusgarai, Jim Johnson, Rick Krieger, Terri Lloyd, Jim McMenamin, Andy O’Clancy, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Paul Rosheim, Marina Rubin, Doug Skinner, and Rebecka Skog.