Thank you to Bud Smith, host of The Unknown Show on The Literary Underground Radio Network, for having me on & putting me in the hot seat! Bud is the author of Or Something Like That (CreateSpace) and Tollbooth (Piscataway House), as well as a contributing editor for the literary arts magazines JMWW and Uno Kudo. From the words “welcome to the show” to “it was nice having you on”, I did my best to answer his questions without too much booze-infused buffoonery and read poems from all corners of my catalog. Brew a cup of bold black coffee, sink back into your easy chair & get acquainted with Lawrence Gladeview on The Unknown Show!
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!
I am beyond proud & honored to announce that my chapbook Lowlifes, Fast Times & Occasionally Love (Erbacce Press, 2012) has been shortlisted for the 2013 Saboteur Awards in the category of Best Poetry Pamphlet! Voting is now open and will close May first at midnight (United Kingdom time). Tally your vote for this foul-mouthed nobody and help Lowlifes, Fast Times & Occasionally Love bring home the goods and make some noise!
The February 2013 – Many Faces of Love Edition of the Poetic Pinup Revue is now available for order & it’s a true pleasure to have two poems featured in the issue! The magazine is an 8.5″ x 11″ 50 page, saddle-stitched beauty with full bleed color pages. Copies are $12.00 but consider a subscription & score more than just a discount with this provocative publication!
Just Ignore The Beer Stains (PigeonBike 2011) and Lowlifes, Fast Times & Occasionally Love (Erbacce 2012) are both in their second printings with no signs of slowing down! Just Ignore The Beer Stains is available now at Tree Killer Ink and Lowlifes, Fast Times & Occasionally Love is currently available through Erbacce Press. Both collections are stocked at Brainfood Books on Main St. in downtown Longmont, Colorado. Be sure to check back in over the next few months, as readings in Boulder, Lafayette, Denver, and Longmont will be announced along with a handful of radio show appearances. Also, please don’t hesitate to contact me for personal book requests or event scheduling. Let’s make this year a good one folks and set bookshelves on fire across the globe!