Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fine People Keeping the World Fine

Roxane Gay, like Brad from Extract (thank you, Ben Affleck, for being hysterical) crushes ass. That's just something she does. And for the entire month of June at Necessary Fiction she crushed some serious ass as Writer In Residence.

Gigantic thanks to Roxane for putting together an awesome month filled with fineness. And ass crushing.

Extra gigantic supersized thanks to Roxane for bringing me into the ass crush fold. Peep my contribution HERE, and my reflection HERE.

Big ups to Steve Himmer and Necessary Fiction. Keep your eyes open as the calendar turns the corner into July, where the mighty William Walsh will be Writer In Residence.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

RC Miller & Calliope Nerve Bring the GORE

It is Zombie Summer, yes? And what's Zombie Summer without a book titled GORE?

It's not a very Zombie Summer, methinks.

RC Miller is one of those writers that's quietly everywhere. You've probably shared an issue with him at one time or another. Hell, I remember RC from the FF500 days. Remember that place? (Fiction contest coming soon what??) And this summer, Calliope Nerve is blasting him with some well deserved spotlight by publishing a collection of his poems titled GORE.

And I think that's pretty fucking rad. Big congrats to RC & Calliope Nerve.

Purchase GORE HERE. It's also available as a FREE PDF download. Hot damn.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

fry day

ben brooks goes zombie.

robb todd goes necessary.

bateman goes to the video store. but not really.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hot Heat Hotness...essssss.

It's hot heat summer and when it's hot heat summer I think of Alicia Keys. I'm not sure why. I don't think this is a bad thing.

That is all. I have nothing intelligent to add. Enjoy.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Take Me Down To Awesometown

Jason Behrends, the mayor of Awesometown, has put together one of the coolest Orange Alert podcasts yet: Episode 16, The Smiths-i-Sode.

I've been a Moz fan for many moons, so when mayor Behrends asked if I'd like to contribute a reading of some Moz lyrics to commemorate the 24th anniversary of The Smiths' The Queen is Dead album, I did a goddamn backflip.

Dig it all here. Great readings from xTx, Amy Guth, Ben Tanzer, me, more more more. Music. More more more. Awesome. More more more. Get it. Go. Subscribe. Download. Something.

Thank you, Jason Behrends. Thank you Morrissey.

And I made a promotional video this week for my forthcoming novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom. Thanks again to Christy Crutchfield. And, of course, to Aqueous Books. Dig that below. DIG, DAMMIT! DIG!

...I also learned today that I do not want to fight a bird. I'd fight a dog, but not a bird. Birds can fly and stuff. Beaks. Talons. Large. No.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010



new PANK.

awesome shit. xTx. durham. adcox. lots more.

new Writers' Bloc.

awesome shit. you see that shit?

Blue Print Review wants you to submit to them. DO IT!

but it has to be awesome shit.


I like your bum bum.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hitching to Northville

The new issue of The Northville Review is upon us, featuring work from Ray Shea, Chris Tarry, Len Kuntz, Gary Moshimer, Keith Meatto, Ajay Vishwanathan, and me. Ha.

Thanks to Erin Fitzgerald. Ahhh yeah.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Mike Atwood's History of Santa Monica, the first print offering from Aqueous Books, has landed safely.

And it is beautiful.

Thank you, Mike & Aqueous for making summer reading exciting again.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Wild Pack of Awesomes

Eric Beeny's Snowing Fireflies, a gorgeous chapbook produced by the amazing folks at Folded Word, is now available for pre-order. Oh yes. YES YES. Fill your summer with glorious fireflies. DO.

And the equally amazing folks at PANK have announced the new selections for their imprint Little Books:

Matt Salesses's Our Island of Epidemics (Fall 2010)
Ethel Rohan's Hard to Say (2011)
Nicolle Elizabeth's Read This Shit Out Loud (2011)

GINORMOUS congrats to those selected, and to the shortlist of finalists. Hot damn. Go Team Rohan!

Things to Remember:

Dark Sky Magazine's Chapbook Contest.

Prick of the Spindle's Youth Drama Competition.

xTx really wants your inner Zombie.

Sushi is good.

Slap it. (Safe travels, RK. Love you, brotha.)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Music of June

June brings the music.

New elimae. I like Eric Burke.

New decomP. Mas Burke, y senior Beeny.

storySouth drops the Million Writers Award. Congrats to Summer Block for taking home the gold.

Roxane Gay is the Writer In Residence at Necessary Fiction for the month. Say hello to Paula Bomer.

Snowing Fireflies, a chapbook by Eric Beeny, is coming soon from Folded Word. Folded also dropped a whisper yesterday about their first book-length work of fiction coming June 2011.

It's called Freight.

It's by me.

You are very pretty. And nice.