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Hotel #2, Spring ‘17


Thom Andersen, ‘Statements’
Alice Butler, ‘A Love Letter to a Klepto’
Amanda Demarco, ‘Minor Episodes’
Linh Dinh,
‘No Soup for You’
Julia Drescher, ‘3 Images’
Will Eaves,
‘The Class of All Unthinkable Things’
S.J. Fowler,
‘3 Poems’
Wayne Koestenbaum,
‘#2 [elegant topless stoned in stairwell]’
Ingo Niermann,
‘The Kapellmeister’
Victoria Manifold,
Nicole Mauro, 
Holly Pester,
‘This big bit cradle’
Mary Margaret Rinebold, ‘Beige’
& an epigram from Joshua T. Howell

Thom Andersen has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. In the 1960s, he made short films, including Melting (1965), Olivia’s Place (1966), and --- ------- (1967, with Malcolm Brodwick). In 1974 he completed Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, an hour-long documentation of Muybridge’s photographic work. In 1995, with Noël Burch, he completed Red Hollywood, a videotape about the film works created by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist. Their work on the history of the Blacklist also produced a book, Les Communistes de Hollywood: Autre chose que des martyrs, published in 1994. In 2003 he completed Los Angeles Plays Itself, a videotape about the representation of Los Angeles in movies. It won the National Film Board of Canada Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2003 Vancouver International Film Festival, and it was voted best documentary of 2004 in the Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll. He has taught film composition at the California Institute of the Arts since 1987.

Alice Butler is a writer based in London, and a PhD researcher in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. Her writing has been published widely in the art press, including Cabinet, Art Monthly, gorse and frieze.

Amanda DeMarco is based in Berlin. She is an editor, translator, and founder of Readux Books.

Linh Dinh is the author of three books of fiction, three of poetry, three of translation, and the just released Postcards from the Edge of America. He is a political columnist for the Unz Review.

Julia Drescher lives in Colorado where she co-edits Further Other Book Works with C.J. Martin. Some of her collages may be found at likestarlings.com. Her most recent poems may be found in Entropy, Aufgabe, & ‘Pider. Open Epic, a book of poems, is forthcoming from Delete Press.

Will Eaves is a novelist and poet. His most recent novel, The Absent Therapist, was shortlisted for the Goldsmith Prize in 2014. A new collection of poetry and prose, The Inevitable Gift Shop is published by CB Editions. He teaches at the University of Warwick and lives in Brixton, London.

S.J. Fowler is a poet and artist. He works in the modernist and avant-garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published multiple collections of poetry and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council and Wellcome Collection. He has been translated into 19 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico City to Erbil, Beijing to Tbilisi. He is the poetry editor of 3am Magazine, a lecturer at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern and the Poetry School, and is the curator of The Enemies project.

Wayne Koestenbaum is a writer, artist and musician—he has published eighteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Notes on Glaze, The Pink Trance Notebooks, My 1980s & Other Essays, Hotel Theory, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Andy Warhol, Humiliation, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist).  A solo exhibition of his paintings was held in Spring 2016 at 356 Mission in Los Angeles;  his first solo record, Lounge Act, will be issued by Ugly Duckling Presse Records in Fall 2016. He is a Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and French at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Ingo Niermann is a writer and the editor of the speculative book series Solution and The Future of Art. His debut novel Der Effekt was published in 2001. Recent books include Solution 257: Complete Love, Solution 264–274: Drill Nation (2015), Concentration (ed., 2015), David Lieske: I Tried to Make This Work (2015), Solution 247-261: Love (ed., 2013), and Choose Drill (2011). In cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt [Berlin], Niermann started the international digital publishing project Fiktion (fiktion.cc).

Victoria Manifold is a writer from County Durham. She was shortlisted for the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and has been published by tNY Press, Swarm Literary and the Chapess, among others.

Nicole Mauro has published poems and criticism in numerous journals, and is the author of The Contortions (Dusie Books, 2009), and Tax-Dollar Super-Sonnet Featuring Sarah Palin as Poet (Black Radish Books, 2014). In addition, she is the co-editor of an interdisciplinary book about sidewalks titled Intersection: Sidewalks and Public Space (with Marci Nelligan, ChainArts, 2008). She lives in Millbrae. CA, and teaches at the University of San Francisco.

Holly Pester is based in London and teaches at the University of Essex. She has a collection of poems and short fictions called, go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip, published by Book Works (2014), and her album of collaborative sound works and accompanying poetry pamphlet, Common Rest, is forthcoming this autumn from Test Centre.

Mary Margaret Rinebold is a writer and art critic based in London and France.

Joshua T. Howell is an artist, living and working.


Orders of Hotel #2 will also include a copy of Dog-Ear’s sixth issue of its ongoing bookmark-as-magazine publication. A magazine built out of a belief in words, illustrations and playful creativity, Dog-Ear can elsewhere be found lurking in libraries and bookshops. For more details, please see here, or here

Dog-Ear began life as a project published in English. But ‘dog-ear’ – a phrase referring to a turned-down page corner – appears in other languages. It’s just that the ‘ear’ belongs to different animal (a donkey, for example, or a pig).

Inspired by this, versions of Dog-Ear have been established in other countries. These other ‘ears’ act like franchises and contain original content in the native language. If you’d like to set up a Dog-Ear in your neck of the woods, please contact the editors at hello@dogear.co.uk.

Dog-Ear is indefinitely open for submissions. Submissions are collected and posted online. Every three months, they pick their top nine and print an issue. Submit here.