Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Patience (a bathroom haiku)

scrunched eyes can't see shit
tight lips whistle Axl Rose
constipated boy

Copyright 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tripku (or 3 Haiku)

KNUCKLEBALLER GETS SHELLED

while reading paper
horsefly settles on headline
we contemplate shit

STUMBLING IN HEADLIGHTS

saturday handcuffs
throttle my weekend whiskey
gray monday bus stop

SALLY’S FIRST FACIAL

naked knees planted
drifting red leaves catch pigtails
autumn's horn erupts

Copyright 2008

Click Clack Stilettos (a love poem)

burnished black boots
trail click clack stilettos
incendiary hair
set fire to the ghetto

“Slow, baby. Slow.
The cops don’t know.
Meet me at the farmhouse
on Redrock Road.”

“Kill, Tommy. Kill.
Drill Pretty Phil.
Take the .38
from the Coup De Ville.”

plump cherry lips
graze a sandpaper chin
dame floors the ride
he climbs on a Schwinn

tires spray the gravel
like a garden hose
Tommy’s legs churn
dirty knees up his nose

Pretty Phil chews spaghetti
under bare bulb light
Tommy plugs him twice
pedals back to the night

breathless at the barn
on Redrock Road
Tommy seeks the dame
while the Coup sits cold

a spark cuts the dark
like a sledge to the chest
fingers lace the gush
but the hole won’t mesh

“Why, baby? Why?”
“Tommy, please don’t cry.”
she pops another off
plants it plum in his eye

loot in the Coup
dead men, burned ghetto
dame slips the border
wearing click clack stilettos

Copyright 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A comprehensive list of work (published & forthcoming)

Writing:

2015- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, forthcoming in Passages North
2014- "Russell, Massachusetts," published in Lumina. 
2014- "Six Fictions from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Hobart. 
2014- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Faultline.
2014- "This Place of Great Peril," forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review
2014- "A Dirty Dozen from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge w/ illustrations by Jacob Heustis, published in theNewerYork!  
2014- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Santa Monica Review. (Spring) 
2014- "The Soft Bend," published in Alice Blue Review. 
2013- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Sundog Lit.
2013- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Big Lucks.
2013- "A Dirty Dozen from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Santa Monica Review. (Fall)  
2013- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Tin House.
2013- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Hobart. 
2013- "A Dirty Dozen from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Sleeping Fish 12. 
2013- "After Alaska," published in Thrush Poetry Journal. 
2013- "A Slick Six from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in Unmanned Press.
2013- "A Dirty Dozen from Camouflage Country," co-written with Ryan Ridge, published in McSweeney's Small Chair.
2013- "Tuesday," published in Fwriction Review. 
2013- "The Walls of a Green Tent," published in Monkeybicycle. 
2013- "Photos of Me on a Cloud," published in Corium Magazine. 
2012- "Lyndon Baines Johnson," published in Melville House. 
2012- "Carla's Purples," published in Safety Pin Review. 
2012- "The Second Four," published in Flywheel Magazine.
2012- "Sunderland, Massachusetts," published in Word Riot. 
2012- "Blind, Breathing," published in elimae. 
2012- "Two Poems," published in Used Furniture Review. 
2012- "Please rinse before kissing," published in Pale House. 
2012- "Two Poems," published in Red Lightbulbs. 
2011- "The Stuffed Version of Myself," published in Housefire. 
2011- "Wild Wolves," published in Metazen. 
2011- "You Must Hold the Baby Like This," published in Moon Milk Review. 
2011- "When Smiles Stretch Translucent," published in Night Train. 
2011- "The Bicyclist," published in Thunderclap! 5. 
2011- "Mr. McCluck Open That Clucking Door," published in elimae. 
2011- "Drift Fly," published in The Medulla Review. 
2011- "Man at Window," published in Matchbook Postcard Series (print). 
2011- "This May Be a Joke but It's Certainly Not Punny," published in Weirdyear. 
2011- "I Ate," published in New World Writing. (Excerpted from the novel "Freight.")  
2011- "I Found," published in Vol.1 Brooklyn. (Excerpted from the novel "Freight.") 
2011- "3 Haiku," published in New Wave Vomit. 
2010- “Room,” published in Metazen Christmas E-book.
2010- "Something More Familiar," published in elimae.
2010- "Dry Dock," published in The Molotov Cocktail. 
2010- "Five Poems," published in Used Furniture Review. 
2010- "Jonah is Clean," published in PANK. 
2010- "Broken Boxes," published in Emprise Review. (audio here) 
2010- "We Were Late," published at Foundling Review. 
2010- “Fist,” published in >kill author.
2010- “Rotten Tug Love,” published in Nothing to Say.
2010- “1562,” published in For Every Year.
2010- “Full Form,” published in Necessary Fiction.
2010-“Reaching in Numbness,” published in Necessary Fiction.
2010- “Need for Nothing,” published in The Northville Review.
2010- “Movements,” published in The Illuminated Mess, a collection of artwork by Joseph Paul Kucinski. (Available in limited print).
2010- “I Lost,” published in Dark Sky Magazine. (Excerpted from the novel Freight, coming 2011 from Folded Word Press).
2010- “Don’t Make Faces,” published in Dark Sky Magazine.
2010- “Our Vernal Ties,” published in Blue Print Review.
2010- “Keep,” published in elimae.  
2010- “Fructose Affection,” published in Writers’ Bloc. (Rutgers).
2010- “Loveland Pass,” published in Per Contra.
2010- “Mom Was Rugged,” published in Short, Fast, and Deadly. (Issue #15)
2010- “Learn to Lean,” published in Wigleaf.
2010- “Bruised Ego,” published in Sleep.Snort.Fuck.
2010- “Tough Love,” published in Anastomoo.
2010- “In This Room Where No One Speaks,” published in Wrong Tree Review. (Print issue #1).
2010- “My Moment as a Pickle,” published in Fiction at Work. (1/20/2010).
2010- “Ruined,” published in Metazen.
2010- “Like They Were New,” published in Metazen.
2010- “Why He Left, Why I Came Back,” published in Metazen.
2009- “Bleaching Bills with Henry Miller, Jockey Extraordinaire,” published in Oprah Read This.
2009- “Smoking Tranny Fuck with Jesus,” published in Windmills. (Print, The Red Issue).
2009- “Dog,” published in Yellow Mama.
2009- “Halfway,” published in Thirst for Fire. (Nominated for 2010 storySouth Million Writers Award).
2009- “Beautiful Broken,” published in PANGUR BAN PARTY.
2009- “The Humble Origins of the Milky Way (Boys),” published in LITnIMAGE.
2009- “Swallow,” published in Annalemma. (2010 storySouth notable).
2009- “Stump Grinder,” published in LAMINATION COLONY.
2009- “1989 Chevy Blazer,” published in Gloom Cupboard. (Issue #96).
2009- “Mitchell’s Recession,” published in Gloom Cupboard. (Issue #82).
2009- “A Matter of Perspective,” published in Shape of a Box. (video).
2009- “Blind Date,” published in Clean Sheets.
2009- “The Hamper Affair,” published in Clean Sheets.
2009- “Butler Creek,” published in Blue Print Review.
2009- “Carl, After the Arcade,” published in Muse Thing.
2009- “Peaches,” published in Muse Thing.
2009- “Carlyle Junior’s,” published in Lurid Lit.
2009- “Check Engine Light,” published in Bound Off. (mp3).
2009- “Cliff,” published in Right Hand Pointing.
2009- “Cork Ringtone and the Break Dancing Pig,” published in The Drabblecast. (mp3).
2009- “Dingo’s Bend,” published in Quill & Parchment.
2009- “Elephant Haiku,” published in Nothing to Say.
2009- “Elizabeth,” published in Shoots and Vines.
2009- “Embracing Your Inner Shit Pile,” published in Foundling Review.
2009- “Engaging the Flame,” published in Wamack.
2009- “Enjoyable Jake Moments,” published in Outsider Writers Collective.
2009- “Untitled 1st Line,” published in 50 to 1.
2009- “The Perils of Peeping,” published in 50 to 1.
2009- “Flippant,” published in Brandi Wells Review. (Co-written with xTx).
2009- “Mr. Peterson and the Bully Boy,” published in Brandi Wells Review.
2009- “The Joker,” published in Brandi Wells Review.
2009- “Soul Mates,” published in Postcard Shorts.
2009- “Getting Happy,” published in Postcard Shorts.
2009- “Guilt,” published in Full of Crow.
2009- “We Three are Me,” published in Full of Crow.
2009- “Hambone Sizzlewitt,” published in Ruthless Peoples Magazine. (Issue #1).
2009- “Hubert,” published in Tulip.
2009- “Jared,” published in Bartleby Snopes.
2009- “Cash & Coupons,” published in Bartleby Snopes. (Issue #3).
2009- “Leave Me as I Lessen,” published in Folded Word. (2010 Pushcart Prize nominee).
2009- “A Collection of Twitter-Sized Fiction,” published in Folded Word.
2009- “Lost Wage,” published in The Legendary.
2009- “The Wealth of the Meager,” published in The Legendary.
2009- “Mediation,” published in mud luscious. (Issue #9).
2009- “Morrissey Bled Through an Open Door,” published in Camroc Press Review.
2009- “No Means Water Balloon,” published in decomP.
2009- “No More Hot Lunches for Eddie Socko,” published in The Writer’s Eye. (Summer 2009 Issue).  
2009- “Noir Poem,” published in Eat a Peach.
2009- “Por Su Hija,” published in The Stray Branch. (Print issue #4).
2009- “Porter’s Big Swing,” published in Micro Horror.
2009- “Souvenir From Nowhere,” published in elimae.
2009- “When the Cats Razzed the Chickens,” published in elimae.
2009- “Replacement,” published in elimae.
2009- “Fast Food,” published in elimae.
2009- “Supper,” published in >kill author.
2009- “Turn,” published in >kill author.
2009- “The Stumbling Conquistador,” published in Smokebox.
2009- “The Things I Did and Did,” published in BULL.
2009- “They Move in Parabolic Arcs,” published in Anastomoo.
2009- “Things I’ve Gained,” published in Writers’ Bloc.
2009- “Timecard,” published in Dogzplot.
2009- “Best Purchases of the Year,” published in Dogzplot.
2009- “Ugly Woman as Elixir,” published in Word Riot.
2009- “Xyrophobic Me,” published in PANK.  
2009- “Winter’s Insensitive Children,” published in Big Pulp.
2009- “Victor, Pushed Through,” published in Metazen
2009- & the children will grow alone,” published in Metazen.
2009- “Confessions of a Mean Man,” published in Metazen.
2009- “Primal Regression in a Cave of Consumerism,” published in Calliope.
2008- “Two Members and Ten Sightless Eyes,” published in The Short Humour Site.
2008- “Bo’s Lament,” published in The Short Humour Site.
2008- “900 Sq.Ft. Divided by 2,” published in The Short Humour Site.
2008- “Faded Embers,” published in Residential Aliens.
2008- “Faded Embers,” published in Joyful. (Reprint).