Tuesday, December 25, 2007

merry xmas or humbug...

whatever's your thing...

Friday, December 21, 2007

lit shiz...

just had a short story taken by Johnny America and it'll run next week sometime. I'll post a link when it appears.

got a nice check for poems in the mail. from Mendicant Bookworks. haven't heard of em? you will. artisan editions made with letterpress love and a little mysterioso energy from the cosmos. sometime 2008, I'd imagine. you can't rush magic. thanks for the dough...

also, congrats to my buddy and goddamn kick-your-teeth-in motherfucking great poet Hosho McCreesh, who is gonna destroy 2008 with chaps and books from such presses as Kendra Steiner Editions (go buy the new Luis Berriozabal chap NOW if you know what's good for you), Bottle of Smoke Press (go buy anything Bill Roberts makes; you will not be sorry), Hemispherical Press and I hear strong rumors he'll have a chap from one of the baddest of the entire Independent Press world, sunnyoutside (it's not easy to get poems past the careful, astute and well-read eye of David McNamara. and, ahem, there are still a few copies of Flowers left, if you've not yet snagged one. maybe for xmas, no?).

pay attention. you will hear the explosions in the distance once these monsters stomp the terra. you've been warned.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I know many journals proudly tout their Pushcart nominees.
Poets, even some poets who have written poetry I like, boast
about their Pushcart nominations and awards. I have read
many poems which have been nominated for these prizes, and
let me tell you, I would rather have a dentist, such as Laurence
Olivier, torturing me like if I was Dustin Hoffman in the
Marathon Man than reading these nuggets of crap.

Pushcart this and Pushcart that. Just write the fucking poems,
ladies, and end all this pretentious bullshit. And have a very
happy new year, just to show you, I hold no grudges.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

proof that the world isn't always a fair place...

thanks, john...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


j.b sent me some of their cds and I'm hooked:

Monday, December 03, 2007

mr. top buttons...

good thing he took a hiatus. otherwise he might destroy us all. whoever the fuck justin.barrett is.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

good news...

sunnyoutside is having a sale!

you can find the details HERE, and you can pick up work by great writers like Bill Taylor, Richard Krech, Nate Graziano and Mike Kreisel. and if you want something that isn't nearly as good, but still makes a nice coaster or sturdy object to throw at at someone you dislike, there are a few copies of Flowers left also.

buy some great lit and support one of the best indy presses around.

latenight music...

and the unfortunately relevant: