Wednesday, August 31, 2011

McCreesh Carries Freight

McCreesh shoulders Freight and likes what he carries:

"...the kind of book we might've seen from Brautigan had he written a choose-your-own-adventure book and, of course, stayed sober. It's got all the inventiveness and charm of a Brautigan, but the center of it never comes apart. It's an insightful rumination on the things we carry, and how those things impact our lives."

Read Hosho's entire review HERE.

Visit Mr. McCreesh, author of For All These Wretched, Beautiful, & Insignificant Things So Uselessly & Carelessly Destroyed... HERE because you should and need to.


Moon Milk Review


Sunday, August 28, 2011

ode to irene

clear of debris
and branches and
cars and cats
and roads and toads
and teachers and doctors
boats and towers
naked but for a spiral
of wind and wet
i stand and tilt and kick
and push and rush and jolt
against and with
the curling swirly whirl
of irene
this bar of soap
my partner my suds
my cleanliness
my, my my
my oh my

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grease's New Lease

Coming soon from a new publisher.

Same great Grease.

Still available HERE.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Friends Who Carry

xTx, author of the outstanding Normally Special, wrote a thoughtful and wonderful review of my novel Freight. Here's a sample:

"I loved Freight. I ate it up. Fast. I wanted to. It was easy. Such a tenderness. Such a way of looking at life in terms of carrying. Of putting down. Of throwing up. Boxcars and boxcars of everything we experience in this life trailing behind us like the heaviest of ants. Invisible, but so very there."

Read it all HERE.

Thank you, friendo.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Publishers Weekly + Freight = Yes, My Friends Oh Yes

"...subtle and delightful...fantastically innovative..."

Read the entire Publishers Weekly review of my novel Freight HERE.

Learn more about Freight HERE or HERE.

Friday, August 19, 2011

VHS by Pablo D'Stair

The following is an excerpt from VHS, a literary novel by Pablo D’Stair being released in various e-formats, absolutely free-of-charge (and in limited edition print-editions-by-part through giveaways). Information on the project, including links to what is currently available, can be found at

"all I did on my break"

On my break, I didn’t do anything but walk down to the corner, turn, get to the front of the McGruder’s supermarket, stand there, look at the soda machine for what seemed a very very very very very long time, reading the names of the sodas off of the buttons and trying to think of a way I might put them to a tune that would be celebrated and found wickedly clever by anyone who ever learned that I done it, and then went into the supermarket for absolutely no reason, this being a supermarket I had a deep disdain for because it was so grossly different from the supermarket I went to and had gone to all my life, the supermarket which had imprinted on me as Supermarket—or rather as “the market”—and I got to an aisle where shoelaces were on sale only to have it hit me that yes yes Christ God I did need shoelaces for both of my pairs of shoes but being


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MK The Countertop Poet

the truck died
on my way up hill
then died in parking lot.
here is a new planet for you.
see you later.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Basking in the Glow of Tanzer

rest stop chair is good
Ben Tanzer, author of My Father's House, wrote some very kind words recently about Barry Graham's Nothing or Next to Nothing, Harry Potter, and my novel Freight. Here's a snippet:

"...Freight, a novel that reflects Bosworth's ongoing search for answers, completeness and love, and yes as always the Bosworth is love."

Read the entire swirl HERE.

Also, in truly awesome Tanzer fashion, he's hosting a giveaway of my novel as well. Learn more HERE. However, you'll have to move quickly because he's picking a winner today. WHOOT!

Big thanks, Ben.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Two Bones & Anonymosity Press

Support your local BONES.

Pseudo-Masochism by Eric Beeny. Visit HERE.

How Much the Jaw Weighs by Eric Beeny. Visit HERE.

Read the author's press release HERE.

You'll be glad you did. August marches on.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Rhythm is Gonna Get You

Over at OA, Jason Behrends reviews my novel Freight. Here's a snippet:

"The way Mel describes this freight is so physical, so real, so vivid that you can also begin to feel the weight, the movement, the churning of the bits and pieces of our past loves, hates, tears, and smiles. This book allows you to attempt to quantify your baggage."

Read the entire review HERE. Very big thanks to Jason & Orange Alert. Also, check out this recent post about Lollapalooza 2011 HERE.

Monday, August 8, 2011


From The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts:

"This year’s Enshrinement Ceremony will take place at Springfield’s Symphony Hall on Friday, August 12 at 8 pm ET. Over 50 Hall of Famers are once again expected to attend this year’s ceremony to honor the Class of 2011, which includes former NBA star and 1992 Dream Team member Chris Mullin; five-time NBA champion Dennis Rodman; ABA/NBA legend Artis Gilmore; four-time NCAA women’s coach of the year Tara VanDerveer; four-time Olympic gold medalist Teresa Edwards; European star Arvydas Sabonis; all-time NCAA wins leader Herb Magee; eight-time NBA champion Tom “Satch” Sanders; coaching legend Tex Winter; and former Harlem Globetrotter Reece “Goose” Tatum, who will be honored posthumously."

I loved watching Rodman play. I miss basketball. I want to play.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

up and at them

new elimae.

new Dark Sky Magazine.

old made new at the reprint.

it's august. summer scorching right along. damn.

Monday, August 1, 2011

are you experienced?

i will be, shortly.

available from vagabondage press, in print and digital format, HERE.

edited by roland goity & john ottey.

(jimi time)