Beer Mystic is a novel about beer, mysticism, darkness, dogs, post-punk, and the streets in new york, 1987. It's excerpted in over 50 media outlets & zines, as well as Up Is Up And So Is Down [NYU Press] and was recently published in an online global pub crawl.
This video-excerpt of Beer Mystic features Sharon Mesmer, art historian Susanne Boswell, and Mark Boswell, with music by Brain Damage and Lyon, remixing by b/art, and editing by Spoken Dub Manifesto and Jarring Effects.
bart plantenga was one of the four founding members of the Unbearables, who have put out some five anthologies with Autonomedia. The latest is Unbearable Big Book of Sex. The Unbearables have also unleashed fifteen years of literary activism on the world ranging from Brooklyn Bridge Reading to protests at the No Bar against their poets pay-to-play policies. Two of bart's books were published by Autonomedia: Wiggling Wishbone and Spermatagonia: The Isle of Man.