Earlier this month I had the honor of being invited on to Frank Reardon’s radio show The Ogre’s Drum, a showcase program featured on the In The Soup Radio. Frank is the author of Interstate Chokehold (Neopoiesis), Nirvana Haymaker (Neopoiesis) & Blood Music (Punk Hostage). During the hour long show, I read poems from my just completed new collection, cracked jokes about family & friends, as well as debated the merits & pitfalls of online publishing among other raves & rants. Buckle up tight, white knuckle the volume knob & push play at your own risk!
It was a real pleasure to be a guest on the Shotgun Reading Radio Show hosted by the energetic editor of Epic Rites Press Wolfgang Carstens. The show is a showcase program on In The Soup Radio & is ninety minutes of raw airwave power featuring unfiltered poetry readings, uncensored interviews & good-natured stories that will leave your stomach in stitches! During the broadcast, I was joined by fellow literary madmen Frank Reardon & Rob Plath who squeezed blood from the alphabet with unrelenting fury. Pour a glass of your favorite poison, adjust your radio frequency & give your ears what the so desperately desire – poetry with a pulse delivered by unapologetic authors!
I am very proud & honored to have words featured in 12 Gauge Shotgun Blasts presented by Tree Killer Ink! From the website – “One of the great themes in poetry is “love,” and “love poetry” accounts for some of the best and the worst poetry written. The goal here was simple: gather 12 of the best and brightest authors currently working the marrow of contemporary poetry and ask them to write their best love poem.” The list of authors is John Macker, William Taylor Jr., RD Armstrong, Wolfgang Carstens, Zarina Zabrisky, John Yamrus, John Dorsey, Rob Plath, Jack Shaw, Tony Moffeit, Stephen T. Burg & this romantic sack of bones. The exterior features stellar design by Sammy!, the artwork of Elizabeth A. Soroka is scattered throughout & copies are just $5, cheap enough to buy one for you AND an enemy!
Thank you to The Judge over at Irregular Features & Sidekick Books for giving Just Ignore The Beer Stains the video review treatment! Irregular Features reviews new collections of poetry as well as publishes feature articles & interviews on related subjects. The review, entitled Success Without Ambition, critically examines Just Ignore The Beer Stains from composition to construction, all with an insightful eye & humorous tongue. Throughout the video The Judge doesn’t mince words & fires straight from the hip, toasting my glass & kicking me in the balls at the same time. Now’s time to dress my wounds, grit through the bruises & pound the keys harder than before!
Volume XIII, Issue I, The 2013 Summer/Fall edition of The Unrorean is now available for purchase & I am honored to be included in the publication! The Unrorean is an 11″ x 17″ broadsheet that features the words of the most recognized voices in the small press as well as up and coming poets who push the literary envelope to the brink of ripping to shreds. Copies are just $2 each & subscriptions are $4; prices low enough to buy one for you, a good friend & a sworn enemy!
The current edition of Fluorescent Stilts For Your Uncle published by Tree Killer Ink/Epic Rites Press has been released into the wild & features two new poems from my typewriter! The magazine is edited by Rob Plath & this edition is a special tribute issue; my poems give a tip of the cap to Charles Bukowski & Charles Mingus. To date copies are SOLD OUT, so be sure to subscribe to Tree Killer Ink to gain the inside track on future issues & publications!
I am beyond happy to report two new poems forthcoming in London, Ontario’s own Nickel95 Magazine! The edition, entitled The Kiss & Make-Up Issue will be released this month & is the second installation of the publication from Editor Melissa Upfold. Nickel95 is printed in a limited run of fifty copies & each magazine is handmade with ink, sweat n passion that never quits!
Summer is roaring in over the horizon & with it comes a lot of action! It was a true pleasure to read at the Words With Hops event hosted by Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins Colorado on April 26th with Jason Hardung, Michael Bussman, Ravitte Kentwortz, Charles Malone & Mandy Rose. We delivered the goods & left em shouting for more! Below are a few videos from that night at the brewery along with dates for upcoming readings. Hope to see you at any or all of the dates!
Sunday May 19th – Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe Boulder, Co @3pm with John Dorsey & Jason Hardung
Tuesday May 21st – Brainfood Bookstore Longmont, Co @6pm with John Dorsey, Michael Adams & Jerry Smaldone
Words With Hops, Fort Collins Brewery, April 26, 2013
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