RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition. He does have an amazing PATREON, but also *normal* ARTIST WEBSITE too.

Monday, October 14

UPCOMING HAIKU SLAMS

The 411 on upcoming Sovthern Gothic Fvtvrist Haiku Slams.
  • FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 - ROANOKE VA - THE HOPE CENTER

First event in Roanoke, at the Hope Center, a community center located at 506 11th Street. Being it's our first event we'll be looking for competitors that can help set it off just right for our first event in the Star City.
  • SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 - CHARLOTTESVILLE VA - TWISTED BRANCH TEA BAZAAR


OUR YEAR END EVENT! Featuring a Tournament of Haiku Death Matches, plus two open battle royals between tournament rounds. The 8 competitors for the final tournament championship of 2019 will be announced on social media.

I do also have an official (lol) website now, with a page on haiku slams there as well - check it out - and book me to come do one of these things in your neck of the woods.

1M4G1N4RY T0VRN4M3NTS...

imaginary tournaments
in my head, early Sunday
morning, at quiet Rives Park

Friday, October 11

Tuesday, October 8

Friday, October 4

P0L1T1C4L V14GR4...

political viagra
dosages secretly slid
in subconscious through missives

SONG OF THE DAY: Lingerie



I’m not sure if I can still love Lizzo in a conscious way, as she’s quickly been adopted by neoliberal dreams and will likely be a Democratic Presidential candidate theme song next year. But in the subconscious way, I still like to imagine a don’t-give-a-fuck woman sitting around in lingerie because she was born ready. So I’ll just listen to this and pretend a thick woman is gonna sit on my face, and ignore the part where that raw spirit will be co-opted by a conglomerate of wealthy entities who believe they have a better vision for the future of America’s generation of empirical profits than the current conglomerate of wealthy entities, who are doing it all wrong. Fuck politics. Somebody come sit on my face.

S0 M4NY N0T10NS BL0SS0M 1N...

so many notions blossom in
mind, but body lacks the space
to make them reality

Thursday, October 3

Wednesday, October 2

B3 TH4NKFVL F0R WH4T Y0V'V3 G0T...

"Be Thankful For What You've Got"
moments galore, but never
had cars that shine like mirrors

SONG OF THE DAY: Tamasheq


digital nomads not actually moving 
the reason noise music has become prominent 
is because it's the only way to hear 
above the constant buzzing din 
of dullard engineering 
doldrums of existence 

even if what you are as a people 
has been disconnected from the past 
and plugged into false histories 
one-inch deep and easily washed away 
by flood or fire 
you are still something else entirely 
than this you have consumed 
something else that has metaphysical genetics 
that go back to ancient wanderers 

this buzzing din of dullard engineering 
doldrums of existence is not 
your innate sound 
so make some fuckin' noise 
scare away the devils 

G0T 4B4ND0NM3NT 1SSV3S...

got abandonment issues
but stubborn mentality
(like old beat-up white work van)

Tuesday, October 1

W4LK1NG THR0VGH 4RT MVS3VM...

walking through art museum
curated by trespassers,
admiring unseen artists

SONG OF THE DAY: Poetica Pedagogica


Whenever I'm around too many LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT types, I wanna leave it. It doesn't feel like home, and even what felt like home ain't home any more, so I get to make my own home the rest of my life. So leaving it is always an option. But then when I get away from all those LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT people, and am around a bunch of other people, who ain't all up in arms about loving it or leaving it, I tend to love it. I guess the lesson is your life ain't the flag in front of the cop building so much as the people you're surrounded by. If you need some real life help, you're gonna run into a lot more people before a single flag comes along. And don't call the cops. They'll just fuck everything up.