Here we are already halfway through November. I’m going to quickly round a few things up & invite you in to party with them, hands waving & bodies convulsing in the awkward dance moves of your choice.
You can find my 25 Points review of Kristina Marie Darling’s fantastic Gold Wake Press book, THE BODY IS A LITTLE GILDED CAGE at HTML Giant. Feel free to comment & beat me up some. After all, it isn’t HTML Giant without a good eye-gouging, is it?
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.
Joseph A. W. Quintela graciously granted my poem Dear Tenants in Room 16 a Pushcart nomination, for which I am grateful.
You can find my photograph [untitled] published over at the newly resurrected Mad Rush.
Thank you for reading this far. Please don’t stop dancing on account of my signing off.
Short, Fast & Deadly’s [Floor Plan] issue features two pieces of visual art I did (“Straytaking” and “The Elephant in the Room”), as well as work from a gang of brilliant folks like Meg Tuite, Eryk Wenziak, Michael Andrew O’Brien, Howie Good, Bill Yarrow, and many more.
I have a visual art/poemy-lettery thing that I’d pulled up from out of the dirt by its short, sticky pixels published in the epistolary issue of Short, Fast &Deadly. Many thanks to Joseph A. W. Quintela for once again giving me the opportunity to explore the outer regions.
If you haven’t yet done so, please take a look at the relaunch of Short, Fast, & Deadly Monthly. The inaugural issue, aptly named [First Words], includes six pieces from me as the featured artist and is available in both print and digital formats. Thanks, Joseph!
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
“David Tomaloff’s A SOFT THAT TOUCHES DOWN &REMOVES ITSELF is an elegy to a place where the heart’s foibles are lain to tremor, dream-sore: “that things should not escape/doesn’t always mean they don’t”. Prickly-smooth verses skirt the he-said-she wreckage of rebel gardens and cheating mimes, any talisman to pluck at the wane of domestic blear and the wax of sublime synaptic gappery. Love-as-pipe-bomb, nice touch.”
My gratitude to Mr. Vola and to Deadly Chaps head assassin, Joseph Quintela!
I have been informed that my Red Ceilings Press chapbook, Olifaunt, will be used among works by JD Nelson, Joseph A. W. Quintela, Larry Sawyer, Larissa Shmailo, and Felino A. Soriano in Keith Higginbotham’s creative writing class this semester. Can I be in better company? I don’t think so.
Read along with the cool kids: Olifaunt