International polemic arises in the literature world as largest International Poetry Festival loses Government support


Sentiments of indignation and disappointment have been filling the forums and cultural newsfeeds and newspapers in Latin America and the world, upon the announcement from the Ministry of Culture of Colombia that it will not provide economic support this year to the International Poetry Festival in Medellin, a yearly event which gathers an audience of thousands and was declared National Patrimony of the country in the year 2009, and which was therefore under law supposed to receive 550 million Colombian pesos (approx. 101 thousand euros) yearly for its development.

The director of the Festival, Fernando Rendón, qualifying the move as censorship to culture and literature, denounced that the Ministry of Culture removed its support under supposed irregularities in the form to apply for these funds. In a public statement on the Festival’s Facebook page, he announced that due to its status as National Cultural Patrimony, the festival should not be having to apply to yearly contests to be eligible to receive such funds, clarifying that in reality it receives no more than 260 million pesos, (approx. 76 thousand euros), an amount which Rendón qualified as insufficient for the realization of an event which is considered the most important poetry festival in the world.

On the main page of The Ministry of Culture, a description of the organization states that it is the guiding entity of the Colombian cultural sector ‘for the formulation, coordination, execution and surveillance of State policy on cultural matters and in coherence with the existing plans, the principles of participation contemplated in the legislation and with the fundamental purpose of preserving the cultural heritage of the
Nation, support and stimulate the people, communities and institutions that develop or promote the artistic and cultural expressions at all territorial levels, commits itself to the continuous improvement, the efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness of its Quality Management System and the internal control system; through the fulfillment of the requirements and needs that its clients claim, therefore contributing to the achievement of the essential goals of the State’.

The International Poetry Festival of Medellin was created in April of 1991 as an initiative of peace and cultural transformation during a time of war in a city victim to the drug conflict. Through its yearly creation, the Festival used poetry to transform the city and was one of the recipients of the Right Livelihood Award. The citation for the award explained that it was given “…for showing how creativity, beauty, free expression and community can flourish amongst and overcome even deeply entrenched fear and violence.” The festival has also won a Spanish literary award for its contribution to peace among other things. Through a press release, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia stated that the application form for the grants in the cultural concentration, was not filled out correctly by the organizers of the festival, which in a judicial point disqualified them from receiving the funds under the established conditions of the grant.

The committee of organizers of the Festival rejected this statement by responding that a mistake in point #4 of the form should not be a reason to remove the support to a Festival internationally renown and of great importance to the history of Colombia, protected under the law due to its status as National Patrimony. The Festival has announced that it will not be cancelled, and this year will count with the participation of 80 poets from 40 countries around the world from the 14 to the 21 of July.




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Issue #17 – Red Door Magazine





Matt Dangler (interview by Elizabeth Torres)


Top 10 Modern Revolutionaries – NEON REBEL


Matt Dangler

Marko Eskalante

Monika Mori

Ene Bissenbakker

Scott Dakota

An introduction to Red Door, Copenhagen.


Tiffany Sumner – The Woman Inside The Grave 

Carolina Olguin –  El lugar donde el incendio lo ha quemado todo. 

Tanya Cosío – La información puede transformarse en conocimiento



Elizabeth Torres – Artist interviews.

Mario Z. Puglisi – Let the Flies Come to Me – Maps to fight anxiety (English) 

*Mapas para compartir la ansiedad (Spanish).

Ian Hartley

Lars Rosenblum Sorgenfrei.

Melaine Knight – The Neon Rebel: Top 10 Modern Revolutionaries.



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Red Door Magazine: 14th issue.

RED DOOR  –  # 14

Issue # 14 cover art by: Michael Hutter

“It could have happened.
It had to happen.
It happened earlier. Later.
Nearer. Farther off.
It happened, but not to you.
You were saved because you were the first.
You were saved because you were the last.
Alone. With others.
On the right. The left.
Because it was raining. Because of the shade.
Because the day was sunny.

You were in luck — there was a forest.
You were in luck — there were no trees.
You were in luck — a rake, a hook, a beam, a brake,
A jamb, a turn, a quarter-inch, an instant . . .

So you’re here? Still dizzy from
another dodge, close shave, reprieve?
One hole in the net and you slipped through?
I couldn’t be more shocked or
how your heart pounds inside me.”




Michael Hutter – “The weigher of head and heart”


Ian Hartley – Conversation with Lou Reed (1977).

A photo essay of Galore Urban Arts Festival – by Lints.
Interview with Tattoo Artist Miguel Prada

Nanna Vallentine Olsen


Michael Hutter (cover)

Andrea Valencia

Orkibal Orkibal

Chris Sedwig

Cecile Carriers

Marcelo Inojo

Justin Penov

Anthony Ciambella

Interview with tattoo artist Miguel Prada

Now on our radar: Future City Devils Island: (New Coxcombs LP, upcoming events)

Moon Mountain – Copenhagen

Lars Rosenblum Sorgenfrei   – The Cult of Dom Keller – LP review


Gabriel Don – Slippery Eels and Assorted Lovers  -fiction

Tiffany Sumner  – The Ghost of Natalie Wood – fiction

 poetry by:  Judith Santopietro : Palabras de Agua (full book on PDF – Spanish)


Neon Rebel 

Carolina Olguin –  Mientras tanto, una ninfa

Tanya Cosío – Carmen Mondragón o Nahui Olin retorna al punto de partida

Mario Z Puglisi – Maps to fight anxiety    /    Mapas para combatir la ansiedad 

Mónica Gonzalez – En las Hojas del Arbol

Eyelids Burn – Distintos Espantos


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Red Door #13
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“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.”

-Carl Jung



RED DOOR MAGAZINE – 13th ISSUE – June 13, 2013

This is a dream we are living in. We are wide awake inside. This is a living thing.

It is time the realization of some dreams becomes priority. It is time for some of them to die.
And here we go. Dreaming ourselves forward. We are speaking new tongues, dancing new dances and always working with our hands. It goes on., all over the world every single second.
We make it all up as we go along. It’s gone so wrong. The internet is ruined. The market is wrecked. Love is the law but the crime is alive.   This is the thing we have made with our hands over time. It’s a matter of the mind. This is a dream state. These things can change.
To do is to dream. Dream away!

Ritual #3
by: AXA
David Flick, Madeleine Kate, Brandon Davis, Elizabeth Torres 
video by: Harrison Owen


Cover art:

Daniel Martin Diaz- Mutation Machine


Henry’s Dream Festival, Copenhagen, July 18-20, 2013

Pam Grossman Interview – Esoterism, Occult Arts and the Year of the Witch

Prince Rama’s “The Now Age”

Visual Art:

Dan May

Robert Steven Connett

Mark Garro

Scott Holloway

Heiidi Yailleferr

Arabella Proffer

Scott Ferry

Daniel Martin Diaz


Lindsay Carron

Articles by:

Sarah Armstrong – Poetic Terrorism

Ella Jo Street – How to read the Tarot with Confidence (free guide)

Tiffany Sumner – Kittens at the table

 poetry by: Shanti Lalita 

 Ivy Jaded Wild Fire

Now on our radar: Nemcatacoa Teatro

Music & Film:

Everything in Your Power MAL 009 – Electric Set
Maligna Records

Henry’s dream Line up

Our Correspondents:

Neon Rebel – In My Life: Interview with Mark McEntee from Divinyls + the amazing Chrissy Amphlett

Carolina Olguin – Rumi, el poeta danzante

Tanya Cosío – Concha Urquiza: un espîritu luminoso en la poesia mexicana

Mario Z Puglisi – Maps to fight anxiety    /    Mapas para combatir la ansiedad 


This issue is dedicated to Henry’s Dream Festival:
Henrys Dream is a full-scale interactive performance festival that, over the course of three days (18 – 20 July 2013), will set the scene for a new fictional society and community. The festival will introduce more than 35 international artists to play during the festival’s three days.

Dream Scenario by Victor Nuno and Bastian Emil

Dream Scenario – by Victor Nuno and Bastian Emil


Here we are, all of us…


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“I’ve often thought that there isn’t any “I” at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.”
―A. Crowley. (Diary of a Drug Fiend).


RED DOOR MAGAZINE – 12th ISSUE – March, 2013

We are all dead. The sun has set one time on our surprised corpses and our tired old selves have disintegrated. These are new eyes that feast on this world for the first time.  The city appears to us strange,  like a confused animal.  Upon further inspection we see that it is sick. It is swarmed by creatures eating away at it’s flesh. It is caught in a net of electric wires and  pipes and screws and such a tangled mess.

Our first instinct is to save it. The new mind clinging to the past. Over time, the sick city and it’s inhabitants fade from our thoughts. They are no different than the fish in the sea, following the currents toward their end.
Death and destruction are constant. All over.

We are alive. We are reborn. Re-risen. We awaken with a new mind and a full heart. That is all. Always as strangers far away from home. There is no home. There is nothing.
Keep on truckin’!

Directed by: Elizabeth Torres – Brandon Davis.

CORRESPONDENTS: Please click on their names to see their current segment.

featured on this issue:

Nemcatacoa Theater – From Colombia, on tour now

Nicole Delgado, from Puerto Rico, in NY presenting her book “El Eco de las Formas”

Ocean View – Directly from Copenhagen, Denmark

The Electric Set – New Video: Coyote

Michael Alan – Dances with chaos

Also featured in this issue:

Poetry by Franco Steeves 

Art by:


Angie Mason

Joshua Barber

Parker Fritz

Hugo Rojas

Handy Andy

Daniel Caballero

Rachael Bridge

Ping He

Ernesto Guzman

Lou Patrou

Lorena Ortiz

Valeria De La Pava

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About the Texas Firehouse….


The Texas Firehouse started seven years ago when Wyatt Nash, Robert Deeds, Ken Wiatrek, Seth Mittag and Jeff Thompson took over the building and converted it into an exciting live/work space in Long Island City, Queens. Over the years they have put on art exhibits, music shows, iron pours, video shoots etc.
It was the birthplace of Terrible Eagle, Eyestek and a temporary home to Indian Jewelry. Current home to The Electric Set, ahem.
There was so much done and still so much more to do. In the end our landlord, who is a cunt, inherited the property when the original owner died. Now she is getting married to a guy, who is a twat, that thinks he can get real rich in the New York real estate game. Fuck them both and the games they play. As for us, our games continue in new and exciting ways.  We will host a party or two before the last day and of course there will be a garage sale – everything must go. Holla for more details.

Dates: Jan 19-21st, Garage Sale

Last Show: Jan 26th.

more updates coming soon. as well as a new full year of content.

Today, we are on a quest for revolutionary ideas that can change the world tomorrow.

Hezbollah urged the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue with Assad’s regime, but they refused. Hezbollah leader Sayyid Nasrallah confirmed this in his first interview in 6 years, the world premiere of Julian Assange’s ‘The World Tomorrow’ on RT.