Tuesday, January 27, 2009

a review...

of A Sound To Drive Away The Coming Darkness.

thanks for the kind words Julie!

buy the book, kids; it's the right thing to do.

Monday, January 26, 2009

new posts...

have begun over at Along The Knife's Edge.

check out the latest, by Soheyl Dahi...

Saturday, January 24, 2009


someone's trying to make a buck off poetry. finally.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


you hopeful sons of bitches...

good luck.


you murderous, criminal motherfuckers...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

lit contest with no goddamn winners at all...

think you suck at poetry like justin.barrett?

then prove it.

c'mon, anyone can write hundreds of poems that tons of mags want to publish...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

new work...

at Six Sentences.

check it out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

go read this...

I N T E R V I E W with Hosho McCreesh, whoever the fuck that is (the name sounds made up).

Sunday, January 11, 2009


to the peddlers of jesus at my door

you've come a long way
to receive

except silence.

let this
a lesson

unto you.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

just a thought...

pay more fucking attention.

that is all.

Friday, January 09, 2009


the journey

four wild turkeys
climbing up the hill,
crossing the damp pasture
disappearing into the

piles of clouds
pressing down
on top
this mountain.

a stream swelling
winter rain.

in the darkness,
ice crystals
crowding together
upon tilted blades of grass.

boot laces and
dogs breathing
cold glass.

her face
frowning with
sweet worry.

gathering these
and carefully packing
them away.




Monday, January 05, 2009

a couple of reviews...

of A Sound To Drive Away The Coming Darkness over at a zine review site. scroll down H E R E for the full site and review. justin.barrett has a couple of books reviewed over there as well.

also, check out the review of Darkness over at the dandy lit mag nibble's website.

lastly, please to compare and contrast these two reviews (H E R E and H E R E) of Hosho's latest sunnyoutside book; I find it extremely interesting how the 'academic' in the first review just doesn't get it (and the different conclusions one can draw from the same book). I mean, not understanding how pain is essential to any human's realization of how life works, how pain can be a "good thing," how the suffering inherent in our mortal existence is a necessary component and an unavoidable part and parcel of happiness and peace is a fucking idiot. I mean, shit, has this fucker not heard the song "Heaven" by the Talking Heads? the bar HAS to close or you'll go nuts. you can't have one without the other. my recommendation? buy the motherfucking book; it's without a doubt one of Hosho's finest publications.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

happy new year...

thank god that's over. now everything is gonna be Just Exactly Perfect.

while we're waiting for "obama to fix it," go read an interview with justin.barrett by the good Father Luke.

it's cold but not too cold. the sun is out. the dogs are sleeping on the floor. I can smell coffee brewing in the other room.

it could always be worse...