Excited to have two poems up at Sea Foam Magazine today, “I’m a Sleepwalking Cheetah With a Heart Full of Lip Balm,” which is relatively new, and “Big Money for Broken Gold,” which I wrote in like 2013.
I have a long (for me) poem in the latest “sexy” issue of The Birds We Piled Loosely.
I’m thinking I may rework this one as a looping/never ending electronic piece during National Poetry Month, just need to write a much longer version first!
Here’s the actual record this poem is based on:
this is the broken record I want to sound like pic.twitter.com/paON74jI8n
— Patrick Williams (@activitystory) March 25, 2016
2017 is going to be an exciting year, and part of that excitement comes from a new thing I am doing. In early 2016 i invested a paycheck from a freelance gig from a major publishing house in a screenprinting set up and decent printer, with the intention of starting a tiny little press.
— Patrick Williams (@activitystory) January 22, 2016
The result is typewriter.city, and the first title is Katharine Diehl’s PUTTING ON MOURNING FOR AELIS, which is a freaky, witchy little book of poems. I’m thrilled with how it came out, and they’ve been flying off the proverbial shelves. Get yours before I run out! Only 60 were made.
Jess at Hot Tub Astronaut recently published three new poems of mine, mostly written in response to the Poetry Prompt Generator I build for the Found Poetry Review earlier this year.
Also, HTA paired some rehearsal recordings of the sound performance I did in Brooklyn in May as a soundtrack to the pieces, so you have something to listen to while you read some poems based on 100 year old stationery and automotive periodicals.
I published the most recent issue of Really System recently. In a departure from form, this issue highlights more visual work and features some of my favorite people doing that kind of work (including several former contributors).
I have some new poems lately in the world. Some of them are written in purple.
The Official Jam of the Summer is the Startup Chime in My Hearing Aids, Comedown Music (for a Radio Shack Billboard), Comedown Music (for an Indexical), & Comedown Music (for a Casket), in Glittermob, September, 2016