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Arthur Graham

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Arthur Graham is a professional editor/writer currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is an accomplished noveler, storyist, and publishite by all accounts. His work has been unfairly compared to that of Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Once a promising purveyor of fine literary fiction, he has since been reduced to churning out chapbooks instead. He is not on Facebook but he does own a TV, so at least he's not a total hipster.

Cofounder and former head editor of Rooster Republic Press. Sitting Editor in Chief of Horror Sleaze Trash.

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Arthur Graham Because I am an idiot, it is often the case that I don't know why I do the things I do, but because I am pretentious, it is often the case that the…moreBecause I am an idiot, it is often the case that I don't know why I do the things I do, but because I am pretentious, it is often the case that the things I do are actually quite knowingly calculated on my part. In short, I am an enigma, a paradox. An enigmatic, paradoxical, pretentious idiot. If I had to guess why, I'd say I'm this way for the same reason others make a habit of insulting strangers online -- my parents didn't love me growing up.(less)
Arthur Graham Take a second job if money's what you're after. 99.99% of you will make more flipping burgers, trust me.
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descriptionhorror, adj.
inspiring or creating loathing, aversion, etc.

sleaze, adj.
contemptibly low, mean, or disreputable

trash, n.
literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality

Welcome to HSTQ: Fall 2018, the curated collection from Horror, Sleaze and Trash.

Featuring poetry by Arthur Graham, Justin Mank, Leah Mueller, J.J. Campbell, Mike Zone, Ben Newell, Keith Rawson, John Grochalski, Tim Ashwor... Read more of this blog post »
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W.D. Clarke is on page 91 of 380 of Under the Volcano: But it’s amazing when you come to think of it how the human spirit seems to blossom in the shadow of the abattoir ! How — to say nothing of all the poetry — not far enough below the stockyards to escape altogether the reek of the porterhouse of tomorrow, people can be living in cellars the life of the old alchemists of Prague ! Yes: living among the cohabitations of Faust himself...
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The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
"The book started off badly for me. Too much Wordsworth - I suffered through him in school - who is the poet of the Lake District. Lyrical, almost spiritual, everyone ignores that he lived with his wife and sister in an incestuous relationship whic..." Read more of this review »
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“And the years flow past, each of them as unremarkable as the next, as unnoticed as nanoseconds, in fact, not even long enough to contain anything noticeable – centuries just barely registered as moments in space/time. Soon the millennia are passing by at a modest rate of 47 per minute, and of course all manner of things noticeable and not-so-noticeable occur along the way (though most falling into the latter category). Naturally there come periods where lying is greatly rewarded, followed by periods where lying is greatly punished (our poor unlucky editor!), along with every other conceivable and inconceivable reversal and re-reversal of standards, and…

Wait, did anyone else just hear God yawn?”
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“Florida was like a pathetic, flaccid cock unable to
work it up. Meanwhile, Cuba sat waiting like a big, wet
pussy, not even a hundred miles out.”
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“I wasn't sure which I appreciated less—the insincere concern or the genuine indifference.”
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“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”
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message 49: by HFK

HFK You're welcome, was my pleasure to give a compliment to you, especially because you have noticed my wonderful heaving bosoms in the past.

I would not much argue with my compliments, I am so old-school that hardly anyone wins me at sexually objectifying men these day. ;)

I am like a bad mouthing truck driver if I am unleashed to the world of complimentary comments.


message 48: by HFK

HFK Damn men, always busting my female-balls when I try to sway them with a complimentary comment. ;D

Oh sure, it looked very good and if I would have come across it on Facebook or LinkedIn, I would have been damn boy, that some fine man-ass right here.

But, this new one has that Rolling Stone magazine cover appeal. That's the difference between looking good and looking like MOJO.


message 47: by HFK

HFK A new profile picture? You decided to look all banglicious here at Goodreads. ;) <3


message 46: by Isis

Isis Sousa Hi Arthur! Thanks for adding me! Very nice to come across you and your work! Love the covers :-D


message 45: by Richard

Richard Derus 244 views of my review so far, and I hope some have turned into sales.


message 44: by Brian

Brian Rosenberger HST Winter 2017
Yep. Got your comments. I think I have made the corrections. working on subs for future issues. Really enjoyed the content.
Brian


message 43: by Melki

Melki Thanks for the freebie. This is spring break, so both husband and kid are home annoying the hell out of me, but I should be able to start later in the week.


message 42: by karen

karen blame whoever keeps sending them to my inbox...


Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* Where's the fun in laying low? LOL, I can understand needing to store some energy for that! Wish I could come by and say "hi" but that's a bit of a trek for me!

Hope all is wonderful and that you get into a lil bit of trouble now and then to keep things interesting ;)


message 36: by karen

karen ha!! i see what you did there!!!

and it was only 73 degrees out at the time of its capture. since then, it has been in the 90s. there is no photographic evidence of it, though, because i was indistinguishable from a shimmery oil slick.

'cuz i still got style




Chanteclaire Coquine SHHHHHHHHHHHH...
HA


message 34: by David

David Katzman Are you, like, a model or sumthin? Will you sign my underpants?


Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* Elves are wonderful :) and you make a lovely elf. And of course I do.... you can't post mostly naked pictures of yourself and expect a jacket to alter that visual! Although, you look nice in the coat, as well :)..... I'm very flattering today ( I don't know what's wrong with me - I think I need coffee)


Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* It was difficult but I just pictured the guy in the picture almost naked and from there it was smooth sailings.


Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* Your profile kind of looks like an emo elf, Arthur, quite lovely but uncharacteristic looking - from what I've surmised of you. I love the black and white though :)


Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* LOL, I'm a stalker so I noticed this but normally responding on my wall is the way to reply (FYI) but no, I really don't think it's much of a coincidence LOL.


message 28: by Arthur

Arthur Graham Karly wrote: "Happy V.D., Arthur!

Hope it's drunken badassery!

"


Thanks, Karly - back atcha. Btw, is it any coincidence that VD also stands for venereal disease?


message 25: by Arthur

Arthur Graham ErikaInstead wrote: "I clicked on your rec for Death by Zamboni. I happened to be eating a donut at the time. I think fate is speaking to me."

If you were eating a donut while simultaneously worshipping Satan, I'd say it's kismet for sure.


message 24: by Erika

Erika Instead I clicked on your rec for Death by Zamboni. I happened to be eating a donut at the time. I think fate is speaking to me.


Nefariousbig Are y'all going? http://bizarrocon.com/

"BizarroCon, it’s like an enema for the soul…” - Andersen Prunty

“I got drunk with Kevin L Donihe and he stole my wallet!” - Jeff Burk

“Come! Let me steal your wallet!” - Kevin L. Donihe

Sounds kinda awesome.


Jenn(ifer) Arthur wrote: "Etienne wrote: "Guess what I just found out. Pizza eggrolls suck when you're sober."

Hello? What doesn't?"


I can think of a thing or two.


message 21: by Arthur

Arthur Graham Etienne wrote: "Guess what I just found out. Pizza eggrolls suck when you're sober."

Hello? What doesn't?


message 20: by Shamus

Shamus McCarty Guess what I just found out. Pizza eggrolls suck when you're sober.


Nefariousbig Arthur wrote: "..."

I KNOW! It was like that time when I was 10, and my mom wouldn't sign the permission slip for me to see the "menstration" movie, and I had to sit in the nurse's office for 2 hours by myself! I still have NO IDEA where babies come from!

So, will you send me a Paypal invoice...or is it amazon?


message 18: by Arthur

Arthur Graham Frances wrote: "I want "autographed" (or otherwise very personally personalized) copies of:

TTwSC 1,2,3
Editorial

Shall I order paperbacks from Amazon and re-mail to you for "personalization"?"


You shoulda driven up to Dallas and bought 'em there!


Nefariousbig I want "autographed" (or otherwise very personally personalized) copies of:

TTwSC 1,2,3
Editorial

Shall I order paperbacks from Amazon and re-mail to you for "personalization"?


Madeleine Challenge -- er, friend request accepted! Your taste in both GR friends and books makes me feel like you're right in that chances are good I won't hate you. :)

How's "Inherent Vice" treating ya?


message 15: by Jenn(ifer) (last edited Feb 10, 2013 05:41AM)


message 14: by Arthur

Arthur Graham Jason wrote: "You can't just go and change your profile pic like that! You might as well be a different person now. How's a person supposed to keep up with you morphin' about? Jeez louise...(grumble, grumble)"

Jason, you've only had the one profile pic since I've known you, so at least you're not a hypocrite.


message 13: by Jason

Jason Koivu You can't just go and change your profile pic like that! You might as well be a different person now. How's a person supposed to keep up with you morphin' about? Jeez louise...(grumble, grumble)


Jenn(ifer) Didja see!!?? You're #52! Awesome :)


Jenn(ifer) Okay, first things first. GR etiquette 101 - you don't respond to someone's message on your own profile -- you write your response on their profile. Otherwise, how is one to know you've responded?

Secondly, if you want to gun for my position, now is the time mister! Cos next year, imma leave you in the dust :p


Nefariousbig Arthur wrote: I wish it weren't, but I W..."

You know what they say...


Arthur Graham Frances wrote: "Arthur wrote: "Jenn(ifer) wrote: "you made the 'best reviewer' list!! hooray :)"

Is it coincidental he's #69 on the "Most Popular Reviewer's" list?? 8P"


I wish it weren't, but I WAS #70 just a few hours ago...


Nefariousbig Arthur wrote: "Jenn(ifer) wrote: "you made the 'best reviewer' list!! hooray :)"

Is it coincidental he's #69 on the "Most Popular Reviewer's" list?? 8P


Nefariousbig Jenn(ifer) wrote: "you made the 'best reviewer' list!! hooray :)"

What the hell?! I had NO idea I was playing with the popular kids. (I'm kinda embarrassed now.)


Shamus McCarty Arthur wrote: "Jenn(ifer) wrote: "you made the 'best reviewer' list!! hooray :)"

Holy Hell! I'm gunning for your position next ;-)"


NICE!


Arthur Graham Jenn(ifer) wrote: "you made the 'best reviewer' list!! hooray :)"

Holy Hell! I'm gunning for your position next ;-)


Jenn(ifer) you made the 'best reviewer' list!! hooray :)


Jenn(ifer) nerd.


Arthur Graham Melki wrote: "Like the new profile photo.

"The pensive author contemplates the proper adjective for the situation.""


Thanks, Melki - Guess I just got tired of "the weirdo beardo contemplates something pointlessly ironic" pic...


message 1: by Melki

Melki Like the new profile photo.

"The pensive author contemplates the proper adjective for the situation."


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