RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who publishes zines & physical books & electronic books & music & photography & digital art & just generally whatever feels necessary to survive this deluded earth thru Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts survival systems (Version 69, establish 14 Feb 1973). Comments encouraged.

Tuesday, June 30

"by the power of greyskull"
I often think while lifting
thrift store weights in *studio*

Monday, June 29

Sunday, June 28

Wilhelm Reich's orgone theories
practiced haphazardly in
field gone to energy seed

Saturday, June 27

R.I.P. DJ Screw June 27th Megamix

Because it is June 27th, which is unofficially DJ Screw day, here is a megamix of a bunch of crap off of Screw tapes that I love more just a little bit than all the other crap on DJ Screw tapes. I will still talk a motherfucker's ear off about how Screw was ahead of his time, still so, and a heavily underrated influence not just on hip hop but pop music. So here is:

What is on this: intro/roller skates/crossroads/five minutes of funk/represent the south/recline & shine/sunny dayz/smoke on/world of mine/running the underground/groovin' on a sunday/eazy does it/every year/time/public enemy/posse on broadway/steppin out/loves gonna get you/be thankful.../codeine fiend flow/purple stuff/country rap tune/knockin' pictures off the wall
windows to forgotten worlds
which once were more important
than all else for somebody

Friday, June 26

some folks simulate rain on
tin roof for contemplative
purposes; I’m just country

Thursday, June 25

Wednesday, June 24

extension cords run thousands
of miles between nomadic
encampments - lone power source

Tuesday, June 23

Monday, June 22

satellite dishes from the
decades decorate our home
with corporate detritus

Sunday, June 21

second-story brass bed still
remains a left-behind doll's
resting space, eyes staring out

Friday, June 19

Creepy the blue mongrel horse
not necessarily for
sale so much as watching all

Thursday, June 18

Supersize Sonnet #2


Thanks to Mark at Optipop, we did second freestyle sonnet video, which will eventually be the full 15 sonnets of a heroic crown. WE GONNA RUN OUT OF COOL PICNIC TABLES. Anyways, building up to the official (lol "official") release of the first two freestyle sonnet books - Shakespeare Greenheart and Nasreddin Shifflett, I set up a Facebook event page, which is not a real event in the sense you all have to physically be there together (though that might be chill, or creepy), so invite yourself.
physical spikes directing
mystical energies round
rehabilitated land

Wednesday, June 17

Tuesday, June 16

the overwhelming sadness
of how life is too fucking
real, ignored through distractions

Monday, June 15

Power of Lounge uprooting
false Order of Civilized
Gridlock through underground means

Sunday, June 14

Cumberland Restaurant's red
neon buzzed over my folks when
they was still just teenagers

Saturday, June 13

strong-willed personalities
sapped sometimes by sensory
sensitivity - stay strong

Friday, June 12

trapped on earth below the clouds,
we learn to make the best jokes
we can from this suffering

Thursday, June 11

man's abandoned master plans
reclaimed quickly by gentle
gaia’s caressing tendrils

Supersize Sonnet #1


Video freestyle sonnet Supersize Sonnet #1: My friend and occasional co-conspirator Mark Edwards (Optipop) is doing a one-minute video every day for a year. He did one of me writing a freestyle sonnet on a big piece of posterboard at a picnic table. It makes me self-aware, like perhaps I'm closer to one of those freaky hermit dudes who fills up an apartment with twisted writings than I realized. And yet I'm also that weird capitalist self-aware enough to realize nobody else is aware of me. So I am like an outsider, who is an insider, but still an outsider, but not outside nearly enough. Or something.

Wednesday, June 10

the slow accumuluated
madness of overhead wires
is mind-boggling (and scrambling)

Monday, June 8

Saturday, June 6

rojonekku wildbird words
blur into tall grass background
in fields of unconsciousness

Friday, June 5

Thursday, June 4

meandering windshield crack
wandered too far west during
winter to pass inspection

Wednesday, June 3

TOP TEN WATERCOURSE WAYS TO DESTROY ANCIENT PYRAMID SCHEMES


#1: 1NT3RN4L FR1CT10N/C4VS3Z M0T10N - V1SC0S1TY/SL1C3S THRV BVLLSH1T
#2: M0NVM3NTZ 0F M3N/BV1LT VT1L1Z1NG L4T3ST/R1G1D STR34MZ 0F TH0VGHT
#3: CR33KZ 1NT0 R1V3RZ/1NT0 0C34NZ 4LL L1K3 KN1V3Z/THRV F4VLTY 34RTH GR0VNDZ
#4: B0B & W34V3 FLV1D/B0D13Z M41NT41N M0M3NTVM/1N SP1T3 0F FR1CT10N
#5: ST4B1L1Z1NG SP3LLZ/SP3NT VND3RN34TH 0LD 4SS TR33Z/0LD3R TH4N N4T10NZ
#6: 0LD GR0WTH C0NGR3SS3Z/P4SS N0 JVDGM3NTZ, M4K3 N0 RVL3Z/R00TZ C0VLDN’T SVPP0RT
#7: RH1Z0M3 R3S1ST4NC3/SPR34DZ T3NDR1LZ VND3RGR0VND W1TH/SH4RP FLV1D1TY
#8: C4N Y0V D1S4PP34R?/C4N Y0V FL04T F1STZ THRV M4NM4D3/M0VNT41NZ 0F B4RB3D W1R3?
#9: D0N’T PVSH, M3 1’M CL0S3/T0 TH3 3DG3 - CH0P 1T D0WN W1TH/TH3 3DG3 0F MY H4ND
#10: 0N3 D4Y 4 R34L R41N'Z/G0NN4 SL1C3 4LL TH1S SH1T 1N/H4LF - N0 M0R3 H4V3-N0TZ
railroad spikes and frying pans
and horseshoes hanging from the
heavens like Odin chilling

Tuesday, June 2

Monday, June 1

broken mirror reflections
manufacture more questions - 
self-psychology folds in