Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good News Tuesday

The Illuminated Mess
A Collection of Paintings by Joseph Paul Kucinski based on the Poems of E.E. Cummings.

Book includes:
-An Introduction by Michael K. Corbin
-A Short Story by Mel Bosworth
-An Essay by Joseph Paul Kucinski
-34 High Definition Color Plates
-An Interview with the Artist
-Index, CV, Contributor Info
-64 pages, 8 x 10 inches
-Thick Glossy Cover
-$40.00 (First Edition, only 50 pressed)

YES. The Illuminated Mess is now available for pre-order. The mess drops May 10th, 2010. Trust me, this is a mess you want in your house. This is the kind of mess you love. Read Joseph's interview with Jason Behrends of Orange Alert about the mess.

Tremendous thanks to Joseph for asking me to contribute to the mess. I can't wait to get the mess all over me. Get some mess all over you too. Messyesmessyesmessyes!

Also today, Mr. Shome Dasgupta, author of the forthcoming OWC chapbook i am here And You Are Gone, has been working on a rad little project involving some rad contributors. I am one of them and yes, I include myself in the "radness." I hope that's okay.

Thanks to Shome for the invite. I love getting invited to things. I also love my new pants.

Monday, April 26, 2010


This camel is IN YOUR FACE! 

Whatchu gonna do about it? 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Calling All Playwrights and other wrights. Right? Write.

Prick of the Spindle has teamed up with the Pensacola Little Theatre to produce plays during the fall of 2010. They need your plays. Learn more HERE.

And Blue Print Review very much wants your micro novels. Yes they do. Learn more HERE.

Bah bah be bah.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Read Shya Scanlon. Others Read Themselves. We All Learn Something.

I read Fatness, a poem from Shya Scanlon's collection In This Alone Impulse.

And the awesome people of PANK have posted a slew of awesome videos of writers strutting their stuff at the recent AWP Conference in Denver, Colorado.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Two and Two

Two things:

First thing:

new PANK. First thing part deux: Rachel Swirsky. Gah. Had me jumping in my chair.

Second Thing:

new Collagist. Second thing part deux: Darby Larson. Always a treat. Jimmy Chen offers some great insights.

Friday. That's it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mid-Week News Quadruple Threat

A tiny piece of mine graced the front page of Metazen today. Thank you, Frank & The Metazen Team.

Amber Sparks lights up the internet like a pinball machine.

Roxane Gay shows us it's easy at McSweeney's.

>kill author brings out the body bags for issue #6.

That is all for now. Go outside.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dark Sky, McClanahan, Wow

Happy Tuesday, all.

I have a new story up at Dark Sky Magazine today. Yes. Tremendous thanks to the awesomely awesome Brian Carr of Dark Sky. Dig my story HERE, and be sure to check out recent awesomeness from Ethel Rohan HERE. And then just hang around the magazine for a while. Because it's rad.

In other news, I finished reading Scott McClanahan's Stories II tonight, and....wow. Um....wow.

Check my goodreads review HERE.

Thanks again to Brian, Scott, and YOU, dear reader, for making Tuesday fun.

Jay-Z Interlude

Never noticed that Vincent Gallo has a tiny cameo in this video. Long live the Brown Bunny.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Writers' Bloc 10, Space, Huge, What The F Are We Doing Here?

New issue of Writers' Bloc. I am a tiny star in space. Thanks to Kevin Dickinson and the awesome people of Writers' Bloc. Always a visual feast. Wow.

Check out goodness from Michael J. Solender, Stacey Balkun, Susan Brown, and many more.

And don't forget about their PAYING contest. Yes.

Also this fine Saturday, P.H. Madore needs you. First of all, he wants you to recognize, mothereffer! Then you could win a computer. For real. But first you must RECOGNIZE! (Love you, buddy. Remember to laugh more.)

Now let's watch a spry Vince Carter dunk over some stiff. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

News News News That I See in My Tunnel

All good news. Someday I will post bad news. Maybe. Maybe not. No.


They have an awesome site of their own now. With news. And links. And guidelines. And forthcomings. And goods. They have things. And it is awesome. They are awesome. The Aqueous. And the things. All awesome.


The HiStory of Santa Monica by Michael J. Atwood is available for pre-order. Very much.

ALSO! Keep an eye out for new books by Heather Fowler, Mel Bosworth, and Alec Bryan. YES! DO! THANK YOU, AQUEOUS BOOKS! HOW YOU GROW SO QUICKLY! ONCE A TINY IMPRINT OF PRICK OF THE SPINDLE BUT NOW...BUT NOW!

As part of the media blitz for Aqueous and my forthcoming novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom, I've created a blog, Twitter account, and Facebook Fan Page to inform, to annoy, to entertain. Please partake at your leisure. You'll be able to pre-order before you know it.

Thank you Thank you Thank you.


More Good News That I See in My Tunnel:

Things that you and I need to buy or experience or understand or all of the above:

A cappella Zoo. I see it all over the place. I see that it's filled with a ridiculous amount of talent. I see that.

Sally Weigel's Too Young to Fall Asleep. I see this all over the place too. I see Sally being interviewed by Jason Jordan. I hear her read on the Orange Alert podcast. I see CCLaP.

I see and hear Ben Tanzer. I see Ben Tanzer seeing ME! (thank you, Ben, as always)

I see AWP.

I see Blue Print Review calling for submissions of micro novels.

I see I see Eye Sea!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Send Me to Iceland

For real. Donate to send me to Iceland. I will take pictures. I will write a book about it. If enough people donate I will take someone with me.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Aye, Beeny!

It's coming. Soon it'll be coming day and night, feeling the pump.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We Have Winnah!

Tim Jones-Yelvington has won himself a lovely copy of Predicate thanks to this picture:

"Tim Jones-Yelvington is the Lady Gaga of the Chicago lit scene" -- Mary Hamilton, co-founder of Quickies! reading series and author of "We Know What we Are" (forthcoming, Rose Metal Press)

Fun tidbit: Tim also wore his winning ensemble to read at the Artifice launch party.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. I'm sorry everyone couldn't win (I received some sweet entries but thought that Tim's was the most stunning) but the good news is Predicate is very much available as a free PDF download or a print copy sold for a meager $6.50. Details HERE. Or you can click on Tim.

Happy Monday, all.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Touching the Horn

Let's take a quick stroll around the horn. That you can touch. Horn. Touch it.

decomP hits us with their April issue. ROTATION HORN! ART HORN!

elimae also hits us with their April issue. HORSE HORN!

Tanzer lights up Necessary Fiction. MORE HORN!

xTx writes poetry and wrangles her way onto Facespace. LARGE HORN! FRIEND HER!

Story South drops it's list of 2009 Notables. I sneak onto the list. TREMENDOUS HORN!
Thanks to the good people of Story South and all those involved. Congrats to everyone on the list. I am Honored. Humbled. Thanks, too, to the kind and generous Christopher Heavener for giving Swallow a wonderful home at Annalemma.

Jennifer Bower churns out a righteous review of Jessie Carty's Paper House. LOVELY HORN!

New, able, attractive staff at Metazen. HORN TIME!

Okay, I'm done.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Awesome Things on April 1st That Are No Joke

The Spring 2010 Issue of Per Contra is no joke.

Featuring Sefi Atta, The Per Contra Interview with Miriam N. Kotzin, and fiction by Mel Bosworth(!), Stephen Dixon, Robert Kaye, T.C. McCarthy, M.E. Parker and Elizabeth Thorpe.

Featuring Poetry by Sarah Kennedy, Margaret A. Robinson, Philip Sultz and Alice Teeter, and Translations by Jacqueline Michaud, Alexis Levitin and David R. Slavitt.


Also, if you peruse the back issues, you'll find work by Kathy Fish, Richard Burgin, and John Updike(!!!).

Wow. Tremendous thanks to the Per Contra team for allowing me to grace their storied pages. No Joke. Nope.

In other non-joking news, Ben Tanzer is at it again. This time he's part of the virtual book tour promoting Sally Weigel's novella Too Young To Fall Asleep(CCLaP Publishing, 2010).

Ben decided to pay homage to the MBRT/Big Other reading series by offering up a video reading of his own. It's pretty awesome. And his backdrop is far superior to any of mine. Dig it all HERE.

Big thanks to Ben for the shout out. And the handsomeness.