Friday, March 12, 2010


Camelot Kid's Triggertopia
Poetry by
David S. Pointer

$5 (plus shipping)


David S. Pointer's latest work from Propaganda Press showcases the sadness and decrepitude of America's trailer parks and projects, the lower middle ground and the sorrowful struggles of the painful politics that keep a man standing there.  Pointer's words find the parallels in the global lower class, from the modern sex trades of developing countries to the glass ceilings and corporate ladders that keep us standing on the lower rung to lessons in economics as we try to explain away a war with lies and propaganda. Pointer dissects businesses, corporations, the loaded interviews, and the big-picture of the money-making world as it relates to the little people, from the perspective of a former project kid growing up in a slum called Camelot, the irony ringing out like the loud words making up this politically-charged, yet personal book.  Included, as well, are photos from David's past, ranging from photos of his parents -- his father, a bankrobber -- to photos of himself, and then on down to photos of his daughters, wrapping up three generations of Pointer's life as the cycle continues.

Copies can now be purchased online; or through the mail for $5 (plus $2 US shipping; $4 out-of-US shipping) via cash, check, or money order made out to Alternating Current, PO Box 398058, Cambridge MA 02139 USA; or via PayPal with the email address All authors on our press receive royalties for each copy sold, and each purchase comes with several free random books from the archives while we clean house.

This book includes:

Cover art and inside illustrations by leah angstman.

oems by David S. Pointer:
A Slice of the Modern Sex Trade
Major CEO: Basic Job Description
Banjo Dan 
In A Perfect Small Press World
The Patient First?
[untitled haiku 1]
What's Up Economically
The Call of Contemporary Duty
[untitled haiku 2]
Love Has Landed
[untitled haiku 3]
[untitled haiku 4]
WWII Russian Military History
Not Quite Catsville
Destiny and Breanna
[untitled haiku 5]
The Replacements
Camelot Kid Rides Again (Into the Revisionism of Family History)
One-Minute Manual for Aspiring Political Poets
Destination New Daybreak
[untitled haiku 6]
[untitled haiku 7]
[untitled haiku 8]
[untitled haiku 9] 
Another Hard Shift
Former Project Kid Still Hears the Boss
Removing Rot in Excessive Riches
Love From Above
Quick Surgery Syndrome
[untitled haiku 10]
Attitudes of a Frequently Absent Party Girl
Wall Street-Washington    

A Review:  Published on Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene blog and in Wilderness House Literary Review #4, by Mignon Ariel King.

Sample poem: 
Love From Above

In Okinawa,
the nights
uncoiled out
of smoky control
like a sex swing
swirling on an
stage of
as another
gave his
green pay glob
to a money
box bookie
by a lift chair
lasso strap
before mounting
& becoming the
libido ranger
riding a night
nympho in a
leaking sky.



~~New books reviewed on Open A Real Book Reviews: Price Reduced Again by Julie Buffaloe-Yoder HERE; Ko by Aleathia Drehmer HERE; MUST Deviations #5 HERE; Detective Stories by Arthur Winfield Knight HERE; I knew Bukowski like you knew a rare leaf by Harry Calhoun HERE; and Two Torch Singers by Gerald Locklin HERE.

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