Exposure № 115: Vieri


Photographer Nicolas Bruno returns with more great, surreal photos.

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Nicolas Bruno is a digital photographer residing in Northport, New York; a harbor community located on Long Island. Inspired by frequent episodes of sleep paralysis, Nicolas derives his surreal subject matter such as faceless figures and outlandish imagery from the experiences he gathers. He is an avid explorer, ranging from wandering the innards of abandoned psychiatric hospitals, to exploring the depths of deep forest to set the stage for his artwork. Visit his website or Flickr for more.

See his other contributions to Snake-Oil Cure here.

Dr. Hurley’s Digest, Vol. III, Issue 3

Welcoming back Gaetan Vanparijs, as well as poets Donal Mahoney and David Mellor, we had a great week of classic Snake-Oilers. Check out what you missed below

Monday – Poetry

Wednesday – Art

Friday – Poetry

More next week from some newbies, as well as some more photography from Nicholas Bruno!

Lemon Underwear

The New Morse Hotel
Chicago, circa 1970

What if after Browne has gone
one of us discovers who Browne was,
leads the rally to his room before
the maid has time to broom the webs,
retrieve from underneath the bed
the sweat-stiff socks, the lemon underwear?

What if before he leaves Browne scrawls
across the dresser’s dust: “I have leased
new quarters and have gone to them.
Don’t give the clothes you find here to the poor.
Don’t burn the books. Beware the next
who rents this room, who leaves it only after dark,

who screams if the maid knocks once
to ask if she may clean. When he arrives
have four men bear him, belly down, downstairs.
Tell them: ‘Pitch him out across the lawn!
Let him land in a lake of sun.
Let him drown there.’ ”

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Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had work published in a variety of print and electronic publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his work can be found at http://eyeonlifemag.com/the-poetry-locksmith/donal-mahoney-poet.html

His submissions to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.

Impression № 059: Manière Noire


Gaëtan Vanparijs, everyone’s favourite Belgian surrealist, brings us some new lovable monsters. More in this series coming up later this month.

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A native of Brussels, Gaëtan Vanparijs is a young independent illustrator and art teacher. He frequently exhibits and enters competitions to spread to share his universe. Through “l’étrange vie des autres” (“The strange life of Others”), he inserts a touch of the absurd into everyday life scenes, leaving each reader to his own interpretation. He has finished work on a book of illustrated Monsters’ Biographies,”Monstrueusement vôtre”. He is influenced by movies and the Belgian surrealism that surrounds him. More of his work can be seen at Flickr.

His other contributions to Snake-Oil Cure are here.

Love, not lost

Let’s go to bed
Without a care
Or knowing that anyone else was there
Curl up quite
Pull our hands around us
Snug up tight
Those bastards from
the past won’t bite

Let’s go to bed
Without them there
There’s only me and
You who really care

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David Mellor was born in Liverpool in 1964. He Left school with nothing, rummaging around various dead end jobs, he then went to college and university. In his 20s he first discovered poetry, and started writing and performing and has done so ever since. He has Lived on the Wirral for the past 8 years. His submissions to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.