Promised Lands, and Murmurs.
so give, give, give me your unviolet displays i have been unguided to this lowly place by the shadow of that red and holy hand of an impossible man will i yet see canaan?
That was his plan: swim farther and farther afield each day, until he could...– Ali Shaw, The Girl With The Glass Feet
The Long Walk →
I’m still plugging my short story, so if you haven’t read it you should read it. It has evil prison monkeys and crosswalk signs and zeppelins and streetlamps in it. And everyone loves a good streetlamp, right?
Absalom Repents, To No Avail →
absalom sits in a junkyard spreading his intestines across the rusted hood of an ’86 ford pickup they spell out the name of a seer he once knew in those days long past when israel was…
I may write a lot of poetry
but I will never be a poet. The prospect of being called a poet makes me cringe. It’s just such a wussy title. I feel the need to grunt and punch things now.
he the woman-mad deceiver, She helen of troy →
serpentine-bliss single sight and he confesses his desire, approaching Her and close to whisper “i will love you” locusts devour, the vision pale blueness to discern Her eyes, which serenely …
Sometimes my life involves trying to justify spending half my disposable income on a burrito.
The Long Walk →
My short story “The Long Walk” has just been released in the new issue of Bourbon Penn Magazine. A free online version of it can be read here. Please do so, as I am most happy with…
"God Is The Artist. I Just Find The Ninja Turtle... →
Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses. This is officially better than the best thing that I will ever think of in my entire life.
A Tale Of Two Beards →
These are my two favorite beards. 1.) Grigori Rasputin: dark mystic, “Mad Monk,” womanizer, charismatic power behind the Russian throne. Smooth talker, overindulgent in both sex and…
Skewer The Dream People →
My horror-ish story ‘Skewer The Dream People’ is featured in the newest issue of Yellow Mama. This isn’t the type of story I usually read, and be forewarned, it’s kinda gross. But if you’re into darker fiction, give it a read. At the very least, you should CHECK OUT THE ARTWORK I GOT FOR IT, BECAUSE OH SNAP, SO FREAKING COOL. Yes. I went with ‘oh snap.’...
If I Were To Tell You A Story →
This is a companion piece to my Poorly Written Story About Love, And Birds. I was really into heartfelt metafiction for a hot second. If I were to tell you a story, you would not believe it.
Did You Eat Your Psychic Meatloaf? →
My poem “Stoplight” has been featured in the current issue of Psychic Meatloaf: A Journal Of Contemporary Poetry. It is currently available in print, and the e version should be up soon. Just in case you were curious.
I may just be Ron Swanson.
As anti government as I am
I wouldn’t say no if Obama appointed me as the country’s ‘Hat Czar.’ What? I know I have my principles… but this country could look GOOD.
“Aren’t waiters wonderful? You ask them for things, and they bring them. Same principle as Santa Claus.”
Drinks With Umbrellas →
My poem “Drinks With Umbrellas” was recently featured in Issue #5 of the UK litrag Inkspill Magazine. Should one feel inclined to read it, the issue can be downloaded, for free, as a PDF…
People I Saw At The "Occupy Portland" Rally
I walked through the “Occupy Portland” encampment on the way to work this morning. This is a short list of who I saw. Kids in designer skinny jeans that I can’t afford. Homeless people who do heroin in the Starbucks bathrooms. People on iPhones. EVERYWHERE. (But… you know… fuck Capitalism. Global revolution. All that shit.) Career protesters that I see on a...
Rainier Beer- when PBR is just too flavorful or classy. Nothing captures the mountain’s spirit like a can of alcoholic pisswater. Cheers.
REVIEW- Zola Jesus "Conatus" →
I wrote a review for this album. Please read it. I am insecure and require much attention and validation. Thank you. Also, if anyone wants to rub my belly, I wouldn’t be opposed.
OBSCURE ALBUM SPOTLIGHT: “Are You Sleepy?” →
Artist: The Gerbils Release Date: 1998 Label: Hidden Agenda Rating: 8.9 Artist Info: Fronted by Scott Spillane (Neutral Milk Hotel, Pretty Much Any Other Elephant 6 Band) Will…