In Which People Say Nice Things To Me And I Ask You To Vote For A Thing

Lookee here: over at The Puritan a very lovely and talented woman asked me four questions and I gave her so many words it took her months to edit it into a coherent post. In the future I will post the entire exchange here because it amused me greatly.

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The phenomenally talented Brenda Shaughnessy said really nice things about my work and I cried all over the internet and in real life too. Buy her books. Hear her read. Be her student if you have the chance.

Do you like poems? Do you like death matches? Do you like experimental writing things and comments sections where people try hard to be civil but at some point there will be a mean interaction we can all be outraged over? If you answered yes or maybe or whatever I don’t care to any of these, please vote for me at Broken Pencil’s 2015 Indie Writer’s Deathmatch. Or vote for my opponent who is a heck of a swell writer dude.

Let’s Make a Deal

the-uncertain-principleIf you ever want to feel truly insignificant, accomplish a life goal, especially if your goal is publishing a book of poetry. No one will care except for the two hours your friends are forced to sit through you slurring your way through a reading after they’ve kindly loaded you up on tequila.

Yes, my book, ‘The Uncertainty Principle’ is finally available for purchase. It’s an actual, honest to fuck, three dimensional, tangible object with words inside. I don’t know if it’s available for purchase in physical stores but you can buy it online. And buy it you should because if you do, I’ll make you a deal.

You buy a copy of my book and I’ll publish your photo and review right here on this blog. You don’t have to like it. You don’t even have to read it all the way through. You don’t even have to read it, period, but if you write about what you did instead of reading it, I’ll post that as well. If you decided to make origami sculptures or paper dolls out of the book or just use it as a coaster, send me a photo and I’ll post it here. My book also makes a hilarious gift for people who are hard to shop for. If you do this please take a photo of the gift recipient’s puzzled face when they tear open the wrapping and I swear I will post it here.

If you’ve read more than half a post here you know the usual blah blah blah about racist, sexist, homophobic whatevers won’t be posted but your opinion or lack thereof of my poetry will be given it’s own space.

So take a photo of yourself with my book and write pretty much whatever you want. I mean, ideally a review of the book but whatevs. And thank you in advance for your support.

You can buy my book at these fine retailers:

Barnes and Noble 


and from my publisher at Tightrope Books