Zen Monster on the No-Eyes Viewing Wall



Zen Monster 3 Lunch at the No-Eyes Viewing Wall
readings by:

Barbara Henning, Lewis Warsh, Edgar Oliver, Kimberly Lyons, 
Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Robyn Ellenbogen, 
Fred Dewey, Brian Unger, Anselm Berrigan, 
Ammiel Alcalay, Noah Fischer

music by adam bernstein 
amerigo mackeral & the octave doktors


the launch event at the brooklyn zen center, 505 Carroll Street, on friday night nov. 4 for zen monster magazine marks our 3rd issue– an unusually strong and clear statement of buddhist, non-buddhist, and trans-buddhist art, poetry, and subversive political statement — our strongest endorsement yet of gary snyder’s landmark essay “Buddhism and the Coming Revolution,” which we printed in ZM#1 back in 2008. our zen buddhist praxis here in brooklyn and n.j. is edgy, overtly political, and aesthetically liberated from any particular form or artistic ideology. we back the Occupy Wall Street movement 100%; our art editor noah fischer has been in Zuccotti Park since day one, even demonstrating as an artist there on wall street before day one with a small group dressed up as currency, as money, and he is there today and every day.

we are a tri-coastal community of poets, writers, artists, thinkers, activists, and people committed to the middle class, to working people, to the 99%. in terms of buddhism, roughly 50% of our authors & artists, in any one issue, are overtly buddhist practitioners — the rest are our secular friends, cohorts, intellectuals, artists, fellow travelers, etc., who do not object to our existential religious ideals — and that is what zen monster is: a space for writers and artists, edited by buddhists, but with clarity acknowledging intellectual, artistic, and political freedom from any ecclesiastical framework or supervision whatsoever. given history, we know this is important.

thank you, and please join us on Nov. 4, 6 – 9 p.m. refreshments will be served. and we will ‘just honor everything,’ as Philip Whalen once advised.

zen monster #3 includes:

Iulia Anghelescu
Diane DiPrima
Tyler Doherty
Brian Unger 
Erica Essner
Fred Dewey
hank lazer
George Albon
Liz Waldner 
giovanni singleton
naja marie aidt
Elizabeth Sylva
Junior Clemons 
Elena Rivera
Norman Fischer 
Laynie Browne
Meredith Stricker
Catherine Spaeth
max gimblett 
michael wenger 
arlene shechet 
claudia viera 
william anastasi 
karen schiff 
ross bleckner 
maggie wells 
dove bradshaw 
carrie fuchs 
robyn ellenbogen 
miya ando 
suzanne lacy 
noah fischer 
hirokazu kosaka 
sanford biggers
Norman Fischer 
Denise Newman
Monica Heredia
Brad Warner
David Chadwick 
jeff burns
steve dalachinsky
victoria dearing 
jesse lee herdman
aaron howard
edgar oliver
yuko otomo 
ned wilbur
heather utah
Noah Fischer
David Silva 
Donna Stonecipher
Kimberly Lyons 
Michelle Murphy 
Joseph Donahue
Michael Hennessey
Joe Safdie
Jeffery Beam
Kotatsu John Bailes
Charles Thorne
Kyle Waugh