Reality Beach asked me some Qs

I answered a questionnaire over at Reality Beach about my coffee-drinking & thing-burning habits. Also, a few weeks ago, I took part in my first online reading with them. Look at this cool flier for it!

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I like the part about how these little kids mostly look like versions of me. I read the two Comedown Music poems that were in Noble/Gas Qtrly recently, along with an unpublished one and Moonburn City. My favorite part of the reading was Luis Neer’s “The Life of Pablo II” and the pieces Donald Dunbar read. Also, it was fun to read with Jesse Janeshek, who was in Really System 8.

Two cut-up poems in Sick Lit

Two of my new poems, each a cut-up of other texts, appeared in Sick Lit Magazine this week. One is a cut-up of text from advertisements from a copy if Bruno’s Magazine (1916), and the other is a semi-transcription of the soundtrack to our film Warm & Heavy (the soundtrack itself was appeared in FAKE POEMS a while back).

Three Comedown Musics at Reality Beach

Thrilled to have three pieces from my Comedown Music series in the inaugural issue of Reality Beach! These are the first three to see the light of day, but I’ve been working on a lot more that I hope will find homes soon. Loving the gif they made to represent my work:


Out Today: Really System Issue Nine, Y’all Reset My S.

Proud today to release the third Winter issue of Really System, anagrammatically subtitled “Y’all Reset My S.” Yes, running out of compelling anagrams, but who knew I’d still be at this for a third year. Great stuff in the issue! Check it out! issue9_cover

The Inaugural Syracuse In Print Zine Swap Occurred

Last Saturday, Jason and I partnered with Light Work to put on the first Syracuse In Print Zine Swap. It was small, but I think, successful. A great thing about it was that it involved a lot of poetry. Here are some photos from the event to prove it happened.
Peter Verheyen shows some ziney artists’ books at the zine swap

@syracuseu Librarian Peter Verheyen showing some great books at the #ZineSwap at #LightWorkLab

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Ryan Canavan takes us through his archive at the zine swap.

Ryan showing early zines #ZineSwap #LightWorkLab

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Cara Luddy showing a new zine in production at the swap


Mark Mulroney showing sketchbooks & zines at the zine swap

Hygiene in Reading awarded the 2015 Chris Toll prize & many HiR pieces in Jungftak

I couldn’t have been more excited to learn on October 1 that my manuscript Hygiene in Reading was awarded the 2015 Chris Toll Memorial Prize. The chapbook will be published by Publishing Genius soon. If you haven’t read it, you should check out Chris’s book The Disinformation Phase (Publishing Genius, 2011). & you can read “The Abyss Has No Biographer”  & learn more about him here & here & here.  It’s such an honor even to have been considered for this, and I am grateful to have had my work selected.

Here’s the poem they used as a preview for Hygiene in Reading:

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Also on October 1, the new issue of London-based prose-poem journal Jungftak came into the world, and it features seven pieces from Hygiene in Reading (including some of my favorite ones). Also, as always, the work in the issue is accompanied by Catherine Williams‘s terrific drawings. The beaver from “With Long Teeth and Upon Returning Later” makes an apperaance in the image associated with my pieces! 

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