Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just a Little Guy

The Micro Cosmos edition of the wonderful Blue Print Review has been slowly unfolding this month, showing turns of text and image by Bl Pawelek, Finnegan Flawnt, Kirsty Logan, and many more.

Today, my tiny piece Our Vernal Ties joined in.

Thanks again to Dorothee Lang and BPR. Nice.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Four Kicks Chicks (Saturday)

(in no particular order of ass kick)

xTx kicks it at Monkeybicycle.

Christy Crutchfield kicks it at Necessary Fiction.

Cynthia Reeser kicks it all over the place at the Indie Book Awards (see "Writing & Publishing").

Roxane Gay kicks it at Sleep.Snort.F*ck.

Who's struttin' now?

Go Green.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Three Awesomes Walk Into a Bar

Wigleaf drops its Top 50 short fictions. Huge congrats to all those included on the short list and the longshort list.

Dark Sky Magazine announces a raucous Chapbook Contest. Yes.

Artistically Declined Press draws back the curtain on its 2011 projects. Big ups to Ben Tanzer & Rose Hunter.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

South Green Blue Crush Press

Girl Crush The Book has a sessy new look.

storySouth writers need your vote.

The Daily s-Press gives crazy love to the indie world.

Blue Print Review spreads its wings.

Celtics ROLL.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


The ILLUMINATED MESS arrived today. I stared at it. I touched it. I opened it. THE MESS rocked my world, completely. It made me a hot mess.

Tremendous thanks, again and again, to Joseph P. Kucinski for inviting me to play a small role in the birth of THE MESS. For more info on THE MESS, and for a very limited opportunity to purchase THE MESS, visit HERE.

THE MESS awaits you. It wants to live with you. It really does.

Oh, and hey-


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lars von Trier Smashed My Head

I watched Lars von Trier's Antichrist today and I am feeling disturbed.

That is all. Well, that and another summer is coming. And soon.

And you should write a play. A nice play.

And also a micronovel. Yes, that as well.

Or this, a novel in verse. 

Seek out the comedy in all things.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Me On Me

Frank Hinton of Metazen recently invited me to sit down with me to have a discussion with...myself. I couldn't pass up the offer.

Read me talking to myself HERE.

Thanks, Mr. Hinton.

And Happy Mother's Day to moms the world over.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Mess Has Landed

Learn more about the MESS. Get the MESS. The MESS would look great on you. Or your coffee table.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday Deluge

PANK does the best roundup on the block, without question, but here's a few more drops for the flood:

elimae slips into May. Eric Beeny rocks the show. And speaking of rocking the show, xTx rocked the show recently at the Broad Set Writing Collective. Now back to Beeny, whose forthcoming Folded Word chapbook Snowing Fireflies sticks its head out for a sneak peek. And Matt DeBenedictis. Yes, Matt DeBenedictis. He has a new press. A new what? Press yes. Safety Third Enterprises. J. Bradley is slated to lead the charge. And then there's Fictionaut. Big thanks to the 'naut and to Ajay Nair for the goodness. Are you wet yet?

Monday, May 3, 2010

May Is My Favorite Color

Well, maybe it's not my favorite color, but I do like it. October is my favorite color, but it's not in the neighborhood at the moment. But lots of other awesome things are in the neighborhood. Yes.

The 1000th Monkey Zine from OWC is out and about. And it's pretty awesome. I received my Monkey in the mail today. It's available as a free PDF too. Learn more about the Monkey and how to get the Monkey HERE.

decomP is fresh and handsome. Tia Prouhet slings some damn fine poetry.

Each Monday during the month of May, Dark Sky Magazine will be hosting a video from MBRT. Righteous. Be sure to dig on some great words by Ryan Bradley.

Sheldon Lee Compton(country gentleman, amazing writer, co-proprietor of Wrong Tree Review along with the equally awesome Jarrid Deaton)invited me over to his campfire recently for a crackling interview. Thanks again, Shel.

Ethel Rohan makes the goodness and covers Monday with class and grace.

xTx has awesome feet.

Dude. Get messy.

The Celtics are playing the Cavs in round two of the NBA playoffs.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wolfing out with Matt Bell on a Sunday

Matt Bell is a dirty boy who wrote a dirty little book, or novelette, or micro novel—it’s very short is what I’m getting at, and can be read in an hour or so—called Wolf Parts.

Published by the fine people of Keyhole Press, the book had a very limited run, so limited, in fact, that it quickly went out of print. I was lucky enough to win a copy from the equally fine people of PANK (thanks, Roxane!).

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Wolf Parts, and I’m kind of glad I walked into it with that unknowing, because incest is always better when you don’t know it’s coming.

Wolf Parts takes the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and twists it into an exploration of sexual power, or the struggle for sexual power, as Red and her Grandmother and The Wolf devour and gnaw on each other, kill each other, digest each other, and ultimately become each other.

The passages of Wolf Parts come in powerful, concise bursts, detailing the duplicitous nature and oft disturbing fantasy that exists within all relationships, be they familial or otherwise. Fathers long to bed down their daughters, daughters yearn to be raped, and, likewise, yearn to do some raping of their own.

Wolf Parts portrays human sex and sexuality for what it is: violent, primal and animalistic. And no one gets a free pass. Sure, there’s a bit of an undercurrent of female empowerment that exists here, but the women are just as culpable and despicable as the men. This isn’t necessary a bad thing, simply an honest thing, a thing that is true to the human condition. We all hunger and lust and scratch and bite—for love.

My only gripe with Wolf Parts is that it’s too damn short. The writing is strong and original, but Bell cautiously keeps the wolf on a leash, perhaps too much.

I can only imagine what Matt Bell will do with Hansel and Gretel. But I’ll be sure to be there, reading.

*Vist Matt HERE.

*Visit Keyhole Press HERE.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Folded Word Wants Your Novel & Going Green Is Good For the Environment

The fine people of Folded Word Press have kicked open the door to novel submissions. Learn more HERE.

And it's NBA Playoff time. Summer is nigh. NIGH!