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.

Friday, July 31

make colorful reflections
even if layered in grime,
dirt-gods got shine despite plot

Thursday, July 30

taught to deal from the bottom
of the deck by delinquent
dad - that’s the hand I was dealt

Wednesday, July 29

C.S.X.T.C. - debut EP of train clack boom bap


About a week ago or so, I finished up a music project called C.S.X.T.C. with a young producer named Finn Downey. It is hip hop but probably sounds experimental to mainstream ears, thick of words, thick of sounds, and mostly relating to trains. It is train clack boom bap. It is really great shit, and it is also pay what you want (which means zero if that's what you want). Support it if you want, listen to it if you can, love it if you like.
monuments to white men turn
green from mildew culturing
itself, exposing the truth

Tuesday, July 28

Monday, July 27

Sunday, July 26

Saturday, July 25

it was never determined
whether King Charles inserted
or concealed that last dagger

Friday, July 24

happy buddha commandeered
earth-moving tonka truck, hauled
off miniature miseries

Thursday, July 23

so much backyard busy-ness
conducted, answering phones,
scribbling notes… all that real shit

Wednesday, July 22

dirtgod realities stain
me for eternity now - 
can’t escape my blemished life

Monday, July 20

at times buzzing overwhelms
me; I shut down main breakers
briefly, just to catch my breath

Sunday, July 19

Saturday, July 18

Friday, July 17

Thursday, July 16

christmas morning bicycles
become background fodder while
fading through photo albums

Wednesday, July 15

Tuesday, July 14

traveled back roads, tried my best
to escape obscurity,
but only feel safe unknown

Monday, July 13

river-born dashing jokester,
bound to be trickster as well
due to raven genetics

Sunday, July 12

chaotic clusters of wires
transmit mankind's monkey-head
nonsense through techno-magic

Saturday, July 11

picking repressed memories'
locks, untangling the demons
hiding behind slammed shut doors

Thursday, July 9

Wednesday, July 8

introspective reflections
from a plastic society -
am I still real? for how long?

TOP TEN MOTIVATIONAL TATTOOS ON THE ROJONEKKU WFA GYM CHALKBOARD



#1: TH3 HVM4N SP1R1T/1S R3S1L13NT 4S FVCK/B3L13V1NG 1N SH1T
#2: B0RN 4S N4TVR4L/CR34TVR3Z M34NT T0 CH1LL W1TH TR33Z/& MVSHR00MZ & SH1T
#3: C0L0N1Z3RZ H4S/PL4NT3D FL4GZ - 4LL 0VR M1ND-H34D/B4S3 B3L0NGZ T0 TH3M
#4: CH4S1NG 4BSTR4CT10NZ/R3DVC3D T0 W41T1NG T0 T4P/VNVS3D P0T3NT14LZ
#5: M4RK3T C0RR3CT10NZ/0FF1C3 “S1RZ” 3NF0RC1NG RVL3Z/D0WNW4RD PYR4M1D
#6: VPW4RDLY M0B1L3/N3V3R ST4RT3D FR0M B0TT0M/TRV3 B0TT0MZ BVR13D
#7: TR33 0F L1B3RTY/R3FR3SH3D FR0M T1M3 T0 T1M3 W1TH/TH3 BL00D 0F TYR4NTZ
#8: BVBBL3Z 0N3 D4Y W1LL/BVRST Y3T W3 M4NVF4CTVR3/M0R3 BVBBL3Z W34KLY
#9: R41NB0W R3FL3CT10NZ/W1TH1N F1N4NC14L BVBBL3Z/FL04T1NG 0V3R H34DZ
#10: R34L M0TH3RFVCK3RZ/K1LL 0V3RL0RDZ THRV SVBTL3/W0RD F1GHT1NG 4RTZ F1STZ

Tuesday, July 7

Monday, July 6

overhead buzzing from wired
grid where dead fossils got burned
to create light against dark

Sunday, July 5

stream of tree consciousness digs
into dirt to taproot wet,
stretches after solar shine

Saturday, July 4

Friday, July 3

psychic barbs drone buzzard beamed
against the edges of my
aura, squeezing me inside

Thursday, July 2

blue skies Ikea table
glass reflections left in back
yard as permanent work-space

Wednesday, July 1

J.J.'s black Jesus painting
at top of Raven Mack's "just
won the lottery” wish list

Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts issue II

Second issue of my latest (& greatest) zine now available. Limited edition of 150, with custom haiku in red ink in a box on the back page along with edition number. These can be obtained:
also at resurrected WORKINGMAN ETSY SHOP

You can subscribe (support) at the first link as well, if you so give a fuck, and eventually minus the 3 saved and 15 given as creative tithe to artists I like, all 132 subscriptions will be sold out and wait-listed and you won't be able to get this. But for now, there's a bunch of them laying around under my desk, including copies of issue I still.

In Issue II is the following pieces gleaned from my heart & brain:
  • INTRODUCTION TO ROJONEKKU WORD FIGHTING ARTS II
  • FURTHER THOUGHTS ON ASSASSIN KNOWLEDGES OF RAMMELLZEE
  • YAKUBTIVISM
  • INTERNET TRAPPINGS
  • NEW EARTH WRESTLING
  • ONE THOUSAND FREE NEW WRITING TIPS
  • YAKUBTIVISM CLARIFYING SPRAY PLUS SPACE WHO OWNS IT
  • FREESTYLE SONNETS TRIPLE TRANSLATION FILTER
  • CROW OF CONSTANT SORROW
  • RANDOM NOTE ONE
  • RANDOM NOTE TWO
  • DEDICATION
  • OUTRO MOTION
  • SOME THOUGHTS AT THE ENDISH OF THIS THING

It is quality nonsense gibberish, as always. If you have any questions about the zine, or really about anything, hit me up in the comments.