Rem + Rom – art/prose

In the wake of THE BECOMING (book 1 of the WEST OF KINGDOM COME quadrilogy), the 2 feral brothers Rem + Rom “beecomb” self-aware of their current condition (fathered by a rogue member of the Lewis + Clark expedition and reared by a she-wolf) and build a raft to “riverse ingeneer” their father’s route that spit them out at the mouth of the Columbia, in the name of westward expansion. To document their journey, they need to invent their own “landgauge,” derived in part from backwoods “courier pigeon” english, pirate, chinook jargon + spanish, and a “wriding” system cannibalized from books they inherit from their father: his half-literate journals, Huckleberry Finn, Finnegans Wake + the Discovery doctrine of manifest destiny—a written language that also marries “spit + image” w/ text, down to typefaces created just for the occasion. “Reel” time/world stories eventually “devilip” in parallel as Rem + Rom take turns “scooby” diving into the floodwaters below the raft and pipe up the feed (akin to a dream “journel”), though the “hystoria” inevitably mirrors the “wriding” of A RAFT MANIFEST.

168. Derek White art-prose

Rem + Rom write (+ ride) A RAFT MANIFEST (forthcoming from Calamari Archive in 2017), the sequel to THE BECOMING. In another life they wrode ARK CODEX ± 0, an excerpt of which appeared in Gobbet.

About gobbet

gobbet is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the very best experimental poetry and prose. Intellectual perversity and explorations of dark themes are positively encouraged. We are only interested in work that is progressively experimental. We want to see risks, and we want to see them pay. No previously published work. Prose should not be longer than 1000 words. There are always exceptions. Send 3-5 poems. Include a short bio. Send submissions to Work will be published every 5-10 days. We also intend to publish anthologies of selected work published in gobbet. We will do our best to reply promptly. Most submissions will receive a decision within a month.
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