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Jason Mashak

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in St. Joseph, Michigan, The United States
September 09, 1973

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Jason Mashak grew up in Michigan and lived in Georgia, Tennessee, and Oregon before moving in 2006 to Prague, Czech Republic. His first book, Salty as a Lip (Austin, TX: Haggard and Halloo, 2010), was one of Black Heart Magazine’s six “Most Kick-Ass Books of 2010.” His writing can be found in English and in translation, in publications that include:

Human Repair Kit, Uut Poetry, Ars Poetica 2013 (Slovak), Beat the Dust, Lummox, Amsterdam Quarterly, Kumquat Poetry, Unshod Quills, Protimluv (Czech), KAM v Brně (Czech), Past Simple, Cerebration, Super Clod Clod, Rakish Angel, GRASP, Turntable & Blue Light, Gently Read Literature, Willows Wept Review, Heavy Bear, Black Heart Magazine, The Smoking Poet, The Refined Savage, Venereal Kittens, Poeti
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Salty as a Lip

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Simple Colored Dots Explain Social Media Flaws


If you're into social media in any way, either as a general user or as a community manager for a company's social pages, I highly recommend reading this:

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ON QUESTIONS (Poetry)
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Description: Poem published in THE RETURN OF KRAL MAJALES: PRAGUE'S INTERNATIONAL LITERARY RENAISSANCE 1990-2010 - http://litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/books/kral_majales.html
WISDOM (Poetry)
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I WAS TRAINED TO SEE SHADOWS (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Opening piece from the book SALTY AS A LIP: http://www.haggardandhalloo.com/order-jason-mashaks-book/
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“Jason Mashak’s SALTY AS A LIP is grounded in a voice patiently bridging the “steeples and ‘scrapers” of an inquisitive mind. The poems are at once syllogistic, hard-edged, satirical, reflective, and finally as playful as love notes. The true joy of this book is that we are deliciously engaged in a "pantomime of pleasure" which the language and imagery generously evoke.”
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“I’d say that most of these [poems in Jason Mashak's book SALTY AS A LIP] are just straightforward enough, but not entirely explainable or attributable to a single cause/effect, which makes them the kind of poems I want to read many times… “Salty as a lip” is my favorite. It’s so alive: strange and human / earthy and raw. Mysterious but grounded. Mashak has manifested paradox, it seems. Bravo!”
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“[On Jason Mashak's “I Was Trained to See Shadows”, in his poetry book SALTY AS A LIP:] A nice bit of smooth, full-bodied, surreal story telling. I like it.”
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“[On Jason Mashak's book SALTY AS A LIP, as reviewed in The Prague Post:] Mashak amalgamates various national, historical and religious traditions into a myth-mash that illuminates many sects' fanatical compartmentalizing, and the fact that so many religions and philosophies share similar goals, if not roots.”
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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thanks for friend request! Nice page, great shelf, works! Will be glad to share some tips, advices, etc in the future! Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces). Let this short poem of mine be a gift for you:

Let's watch the moon, let's meet the sun!
Let's hear soon the way the Deed was done!
Let's listen to the music the shiny crystals played,
let's welcome crowds of creatures good and great... from my next The Opposite Of Magic


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