The Broken Record I Want To Sound Like in The Birds We Piled Loosely

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:

Putting On Mourning for Aelis, from

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.

The result is, 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.

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Three poems & some audio at Hot Tub Astronaut

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.

Really System “weird special issue” 12 is in the world

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).

The cover image is from the AV store that used to be in the little strip mall near Players on MLK in Austin.

Submissions for issue thirteen, to be released on inauguration day, are open now!

safety pin solidarity prints

Kelly and I made some safety pin screenprints to let our neighbors know they can count on us. Let me know if you want me to send you one. Or, you can print the template yourself!

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What is Possible: Co-exploration & Critical Learning in Archives & Special Collections

I have a new piece out documenting my favorite part of my job over the last few years. It’s titled “What is Possible: Co-exploration & Critical Learning in Archives & Special Collections,” and it appeared in Pagowsky, N. & McElroy, K. (2016) Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook, Volume 1: Essays and Workbook Activities. ACRL Press. (aka the #critlib book). Read away!


WordPress Adapted from: Esquire by Matthew Buchanan.