VIA the always far too kind Connotation-Press An Online-Artifact:
“It’s MONDAY and…well…meh. But to help you cope with the Monday blues we are proud as Punch to bring you new work from and an interview with the Rumbler of Racine. The Wild Man of Wisconsin. The Genius Beast from the East. The one, the only, David Tomaloff! Fresh off his “To Kill A Poet” tour, we have FIVE new pieces of flash fiction from David and Monday is saved. Saved! Connotation Press: Afraid Of Men In Hats.”
How anyone can be expected to live up to that, I have no idea. Come hang out anyway & see me passive aggressively complain about iced tea privilege in perennially warm climates.
Meg Tuite & the Connotation-Press An Online-Artifact were kind enough to make me their mid-month fiction feature with five pieces & an interview. I tell the whole internet things like,“In the winter, people look at me like I have just pulled down my pants & my dick is made of spiders because ‘iced tea in the winter?’” & “Mostly I poke the dirt with a stick & wait for it to move.” All true. Come hang!
Scott Bugher at Split Lip Magazine asked Tyler Gobble some questions, & then he asked me for some words about Tyler. It’s a crazy mixed-up world, where sometimes you have to swan dive off the top bunk & trust that the floor is made of soft, delicious pudding.
1. Craig Scott has a brand new journal called Mad Rush.
I’m honored to have contributed the photograph on the front cover.
“…lots and lots of (highly questionable)
jukebox entries. Also: spicy aftershave.”
Connotation Press was kind enough to publish 3 stories and an interview with me. Meg Tuite and I talked about process, electricity, Keith Richards, and the subversive nature of the prose poem. Also this month, you’ll find other great writers like Paul Scot August and Ryan W. Bradley, so check it out! Thanks, Meg and Ken! see: CONNOTATION PRESS
Short, Fast & Deadly has released another fantastic issue as well, which happens to include my poem, #14. Thanks for including me, Joseph! see: SHORT, FAST & DEADLY
Last but not least, Red Ceilings Press has posted 3 poems inspired by a call from Mark Cobley for work regarding “the edge of a sneeze.” Thanks, Mark! see: RED CEILINGS PRESS
Plain Wrap was kind enough to ask me to answer some questions. We might have been drunk and there may have promises exchanged that neither of us will keep, but those cops will think twice about rousting us out of the park next time.
see: PLAIN WRAP
I am very happy to be part of Jennifer Tomaloff’s Bending Light into Verse project. Jennifer was recently interviewed about the book and its process by Stephanie Lecci on WUWM’s Lake Effect show. I was on hand to offer both a reading of one of my poems from the book as well to answer questions about the process from a writer’s point of view. The interview is now archived and ready to be streamed/downloaded on Lake Effect’s website. Please give it a listen, and do check out Bending Light into Verse if you haven’t had the chance.
WUWM’s Lake Effect was kind enough to invite me to read and discuss my work with the talented Robert Vaughan on their series, Flash Fiction Friday. The segment is archived on the WUWM site and available for download or stream at any time. My gratitude to Robert Vaughan, Stephanie Lecci, and Bonnie North for their kindness and professionalism. Of course, I encourage you to listen to the whole segment, but if you’re really pressed for time, you can find me at about 5:45 in the program.