Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Name is Mud

This place is rad. New work by David Peak, DJ Berndt, Greg Santos and more.

Be good.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Drop It Like It's Hot

Enjoy some vintage Snoop. Then click the pictures for greatness.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Sphere Open Mic Night

Yeah. This is rad. You should listen to this. I get to read between P.H. Madore and Paul Corman-Roberts with cookie crumbs all over me. So cool.

Play it in the background while you mess around on the interwebs. The opening commercial is quick, so don't fret too much.

BIG thanks to The Sphere and Lynn Alexander. So cool.

Art Party VII

Are you an artist or an art enthusiast? Do you like to party? Do you want to meet rockstars of the art world like Cynthia Reeser? Are you going to be in the Pensacola area February 27th?

From Jef Bond:

Art Party VII
is the final fund raiser for the

The Professional Photogs from Smokin Kitty Productions will have their studio in-house for sexy fun creations of you, your lovers, and/or friends.
Super Star Martini Artists T.B.A.

Art Party VII is not a stuffy art show, it's the get your groove on at Art Party VII with unique & interesting works of art. Art Party is here to show the locals the local artist with true imagination & talent! Be ready to battle in our heated auction. At the last Art Party there was almost a physical battle over Evan Levin's works of art. But really the only thing that's going to get you the art you desire is the highest bid. Winning bids usually range from $50 to thousands. Have your buck$ ready!

Min $5 donation at the door or $10 gets you a Art Party VII shirt.

Just a little note:

It's been the most challenging year of my life. Im thankful for the good that has come out the challenges I had to face and I am extremely thankful for so many excellent friends who have stepped up to the plate to help me through. I will do my very best to mention each & every one of you at The Art Party.

I'm very much looking forward to Art Party VII. I will actually get to fully enjoy this party b/c I finally feel better than good since my kidney transplant. I have really good friends and artists coming in from many parts of the USA & here of course. This Art Party truly means the world to me and it would be a excellent thing if you all came to see wot Art Party is all about, if you haven't already, and meet some of the greatest people I have come to known this past year.


DJ List:
Gary Balance
Tha Ram-Z

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8:05pm
End Time:
Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 3:00am
Dolce Vita
309 South Reus Street
Pensacola, FL

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Saturday

Two Things:
  • Sexy awesomeness part DEUX.

  • Duskbowl by Joseph P. Kucinski. (click image for to visit)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Believe in Miracles

Some greatness today.
Clicking is encouraged.

Awesome package. (That's what she said.)

Awesome book from awesome man.

Stayed tuned for more sexy awesomeness.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday Eats: A Four-Course Meal

Well, hello! Table for two? Right this way....

Here at Casa de Socko we serve more than just hot lunches, and today we are serving a lovely four-course meal. All you have to do is click the pics to enjoy.

We'll start you two off with a fresh salad of Richard Wink...

...Followed by some Ben White soup.

MMMMMMM! Scrumptious, yes? Now we move on to our main course, a thick cut of xTx.

Glorious! You look so happy and sated. But there's always room for dessert, yes? Enjoy a sliver of Bosworth cake.

...Thank you for dining at Casa de Socko. You are a beautiful couple. Come back soon.


First issue of the independent literary magazine, Wrong Tree Review, featuring short stories, flash fiction and excerpts from today's best up-and-coming, cutting-edge writers.

This issue features an interview with Joey Goebel, author of Commonwealth and Torture the Artist, as well as fiction from Rusty Barnes, Matt Bell, Mel Bosworth, K.L. Cook, David Erlewine, Foust, Roxane Gay, John Oliver Hodges, Stephen Graham Jones, Kilean Kennedy, Sean Lovelace, Cami Park, Ethel Rohan, J.A. Tyler, Charles Dodd White and xTx.

Cover art by Dalibor Pehar.

.....Um. Go get it. Click pic yes please.

Big thanks to Sheldon Lee Compton and Jarrid Deaton.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The Heron mini-mag (released by Folded Word Press) is winter fresh this week with 3 Poems by the inimitable (and always well-bearded) Eric Burke. Click the image for downloading information and general awesomeness. Big congrats to Eric!

Pablo D'Stair's Kaspar Traulhaine, approximate (Brown Paper Publishing, 2009) is tight, dark, noir-y goodness. After committing a murder, Kaspar is hounded by Montgomery, a mysterious character who's very existence is questionable. What D'Stair has captured here is one man's descent into paranoia and guilt, a fresh echo of Dostoevsky's Raskolnikov of Crime and Punishment.
Click the cover to visit the Kaspar blog where you can read reviews and the author's responses. Click HERE to visit Brown Paper Publishing for purchasing information and to view their complete catalog.

I also recently received some excellent mail from Atlantic Publishing, Cynthia Reeser's How to Write and Publish a Successful Children's Book. Click on the happy children for ordering information via Cynthia's blog (trust me, it's the way to go). Be sure to check her guest blog appearance at Atlantic Publishing HERE, and listen to her podcast on YouTube HERE.

And give some big love to xTx for melting some hearts this week over at SmokeLong. Click pic for radness.

Lastly, monumental props to Tia Prouhet for scorching the e-pages of Fictionaut recently.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lighthouses Rule

LITnIMAGE gets wintry. Eric Beeny interprets genitals.

Dispatch Litareview.


Thanks to the dude collars for making 33 a fun mess.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Play in the Fold, Stay in the Fold...that sounds dirty. Anyway.

My chapbook When the Cats Razzed the Chickens (Folded Word Press, 2009) has been getting some good love this week by some good people. Check out reviews at Orange Alert and Deckfight, and be sure to take a peek at the 5 Best Things I've Read Recently, also at Deckfight (they let me double-dip this week. I know, it's like putting your WHOLE mouth in the dip, but hey).

Also this week, Folded Word Press unveiled the cover for Jessie Carty's forthcoming book Paper House, slated for release March 30th, 2010. Very nice!

Big congrats to Jessie, and big thanks to Orange Alert, Deckfight, and Folded Word Press. You're all awesome. Have a great weekend.

PANK Goodness for Nice People

In the wake of this week's earthquake in Haiti, PANK Magazine will donate all direct sales of its magazines and chapbook between 1/13/10 and 2/13/10 between the International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Learn more HERE or click the picture.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Two Things

Tim Hall's ONE DAMN THING AFTER ANOTHER(OW Press, 2010) is now available for pre-order.

You very much want to go ape. I don't know who doesn't.

The uber-creative and multi-talented Cynthia Reeser has a new nonfiction book HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR OWN CHILDREN'S BOOK(Atlantic Publishing, 2010). It's available to order right NOW.

....I am going to write a children's book this summer. Maybe.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bartleby Snopes Issue #3

It's here. It's big. It's pretty. 24 soo-pah doo-pah pieces including the 5 Dialogue Contest Winners (I'm one of them!).

Free PDF download. Click the pic. Enjoy. Thanks again to Nathaniel Tower and Bartleby Snopes. Keep on rising.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Brown Paper Publishing

Some presses fly low under the radar, but think big. Brown Paper Publishing is one of them. With over a dozen titles in their catalog, BPP is certainly no stranger to the underground literary scene, but they may be a stranger to you. Take a moment to get to know them.

From Brown Paper Publishing:

An independent literary press representing the works of novelists and writers of short fiction, BROWN PAPER PUBLISHING is dedicated to presenting contemporary works of progressive literature.

As a not-for-profit press, literature to Brown Paper Publishing is something that must be a direct expression of an individual concerned only with the craft and nuance of the art form, something created entirely outside of the demands of a marketplace. Ideally, literature is something that should be created without regard for publication, distribution, critique or even readership: Literature-for-the-sake-of-Literature.

The authors we represent create unselfconscious work, pure, unadulterated statements of the individual. It is our pleasure to present the raw gaze of the artist at the world and at themselves.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Happy New Year for the last time. Promise.

Lots going on. Always lots going on. So much going on. Things.

A few of them:
Submit to The Writer's Eye. Submit to Eat a Peach. Submit to Corium. Submit to wtf pwm. Submit to a better life.


Saturday, January 2, 2010


I don't know this man but he was kind enough to let me take his picture. Thank you, man I do not know.

Oprah may in fact read this. You should too. Click clack Cadillac.

.....happy 2010.