Against our better judgment, we sent COG's editor into the trap-door-riddled home of "Lemony Snicket" series author Daniel Handler - armed only with a janky, borrowed camera and a busted microphone. Listen closely: hear the lens cap whirring. Look closely: see the fear in her eyes. Will she emerge unscathed, or will this be COG's last issue?
CHRIS BAKER IS BACK!
COG is honored to present Part I of II:
Prologue, and Gun Contemplates Methods of Execution. Tune in next week for Part II: Burial Possibilities, and Epilogue: Anubis Speaks.
"The Last Gun" opens with smoke and closes with a bang. These poems toggle between the spirits of the living and the spirits the living carry into death “to ask questions, to contemplate a state of being that is no more.” ... The Last Gun is “a gathering place for… admirers, rememberers, the once-armed,” and this poet has prepared us both “for the journey…where it will be judged,” and for the “deeds on earth.”
- A. Van Jordan
2015-2016 COG Poetry Awards Final Judge
COG POETRY AWARDS
Former WIRED Magazine Angry Nerd Chris Baker is back to pwn n00bs, declaim verse and drink tea. And he’s all out of tea.
In this episode of COG's game and lit review series, Chris – broadcasting from an underground bunker – contemplates Walt Whitman. Oh, and he also reviews Mafia III and its compelling snapshot of 1968 America as experienced by protagonist Lincoln Clay: an orphan, Vietnam vet and black man contending with his threatening surroundings.