Thursday, October 28, 2010

Athenaeum




it's here! and ready to order.

I've had my copy for a while now, and it really is a thing of beauty. it's really humbling to see my words in such an incredible package.

and the other writers ain't half bad, either.

so go buy it. don't make the Small Press Gods angry. you wouldn't like them when they're angry...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

the late season

well, it's about time I posted a short story, yeah?

here we go. it's called the late season, and it was published in The Gaspereau Review - Very Late Summer 2001, #16. that was actually the last issue of the review, but Gaspereau Press is still thriving.

it's a scan converted to pdf from my typewritten pages (before I owned a computer. yes, I'm that old...).

click here to read. it takes a bit to load. no longer available.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

male pale and old

so, Jenifer Wills decided she had plenty of free time between writing chapbooks, going to university, being a mom to 4(?)kids and running a fully interactive writing forum to create a massive project: male pale and old : 16 outstanding men of the small press.

lady be crazy.

anyway, somehow I did the whole smoke and mirrors thing and got my pitiful writing ass involved. but, like always, I'm not the reason you should check this out. Jen spent tons of time getting this thing put together with, from what I can tell, quite a bit of help from our old friend Father Luke. there are plenty of names you'll recognize, some you may not, but I'm sure you'll be digging the interwebs to find more examples of their fine work.

I won't mention names here, because I want you to click this link to find out for yourself.

and I would be remiss (ha! I said remiss!) if I didn't mention that this was part 2 of Jen's project, part one being Don't Call Me Plath : 12 Outstanding Women of the Small Press.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MILK update

Josh just sent me an email letting me know there are only 50 copies of the first issue of MILK left (out of 200). seeing how the magazine isn't even finished being printed yet, I'd hurry if you want to get a copy.

support the small press.

ok, I'm starting to feel like I'm hosting a PBS funding drive....heh.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

what was I thinking?

you know how sometimes something pretty cool happens to you and you're excited about it but life has a way of getting in the way and confusing you and you neglect that pretty cool thing that happened to you?

well, that exact thing happened to me!

I completely forgot to tell all you nice people (and even the not so nice ones) that my larding collaboration with Jordan Hurder is now for sale. it's called Tirez a la ligne, Celine, remember?

chance press has done a deluxe and regular edition of the project, and I must say they look great. I don't care which edition you buy (you are buying one, right?), but the deluxe version is one of my favourite things that chance press has put out. although the Carol Es book they are doing might change my opinion...

anyway, check here for buying details,etc...

Monday, June 21, 2010

MILK is coming!!!!

MILK #1 is on its way this July. I'm pleased to say I have 3 poems in it.

I get excited every time a magazine takes my work, no matter how big or small the publication is, but MILK feels different to me. I'm feeling a MILK groundswell or something. maybe it's the great lineup that Josh has pulled together, or maybe I'm swayed by the pretty website and cover that Chris has designed, I dunno. whatever the reason, I'm mighty proud to be a part of MILK's first issue and hope to be in it again someday.

I almost forgot, Bill Roberts from Bottle of Smoke Press is letterpressing the cover. so that's pretty cool, right?

anyway, to find out more about the poets, purchasing details(it's only $5!!!! plus $2 shipping) and any other of your MILK needs, click here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bottle of Smoke Press

gather around, brothers and sisters, I have some news.

no need to look concerned, it's good news.

there's a new project rumbling its way toward us. no, that's not thunder you hear, it's Bill Roberts on a Red Bull binge cranking his press to the limit, pumping that HP3600n like Secretariat on the home stretch.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you who Bill Roberts is. that's right, he's the small press warrior, publishing people like this. yep, people like Bukowski, Ferlinghetti and Brautigan.

and now, you can add to the list.......ME!

fucking hell! stop laughing! he really is publishing me! no, I'm not sure why. a moment of weakness on his part, I'm sure. but he hasn't backed out yet.

but here's the best part: I'm sworn to secrecy! Bill has great plans for this project and the design is something special so I can't spill the beans. all I can tell you is, um, well, maybe I'll let Bill tell you.

Bill?

Please just don’t tell them what it will look like. Maybe mention that it will be 5 single story books by five writers with 5 unique and unusual covers, all hardbacks bound in 1/4 cloth over boards, contained in a custom clamshell that is also unique. All copies are signed by the authors and all copies include original artwork or handwritten poems by the authors.


thanks Bill. sounds great.

hey, Bill! can you tell us which authors are involved?

Yes. Of course….



They are (in Alphabetical Order):



justin.barrett

Soheyl Dahi

Stephen Hines

Hosho McCreesh

Michael J. Phillips



thanks again Bill.


how about the price. Bill?

Bill?

seems Bill's gone.

anyway, the price is $200, plus $5 shipping. believe me, it's worth it. you can either paypal Bill ASAP: bill(at)bospress.net, or you can wait until Bill has a link on his website.

anyway, it's bound to be a special project that will be snapped up by collectors. and haven't you always wanted to be called a collector?

Friday, April 02, 2010

unwritten

I needn’t write.
no one ever need write again.
nobody need write anything ever.
nothing written by nobody, ever again.
no one need ever write.
no one write.
no write.
no.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Larding by Chance Press

so, a few weeks ago, Jordan Hurder from Chance Press asked if I could help out with a new project he and Justine are working on called Tirez a la ligne, Celine, an experiment in larding. Jordan had to explain it to me. it's a process of taking two lines of existing text (in this case from Louis Ferdinand Celine), and having 2 writers take turns adding lines between each other in the expanding text.

Jordan explains it much better than I can.

anyway, Jordan and I tried our hand at a couple, and our writing really fit well together and the whole process was fresh and quite exciting. luckily Jordan and Justine agree.

so, I'm very pleased to say Chance Press will be publishing me again. well, I'm more than pleased but I'm trying to maintain some decorum and not ruin my street cred. because as you all well know, I'm all about street cred.

details here, via the Chance Press website.

Friday, March 19, 2010

new magazine needs submissions

there's a new poetry mag coming out this summer, MILK, and they're looking for submissions.

if the website is any indication, this is a magazine worth sending something to. so if there are any writers reading this, drop MILK a few of your poems.

and send your good ones! not the shitty ones you wrote for your girlfriend/boyfriend when you were trying to get laid. that shit won't fly.

and yes, I do know the publisher and editor. at least through the internet. but I never wrote them poems to get them to sleep with me. yet.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

SELL OUT!!!!!

so, I just found out today that the deluxe edition of my chapbook, the confusion will be enough for them to leave you alone, has sold out.

you know what that means? that's right, you'll have to pay big bucks on ebay to get one now. suckers.

or you could just buy a trade edition. who needs all the fancy stuff, right?