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).