Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Black Ocean's Special Offer

special offer from Black Ocean:

Dear Black Oceanographers,

In honor of all you stranded in various parts of the country due to the blizzards (or anticipated blizzards) sweeping across the Eastern half, I'd like to offer a free copy of PIGAFETTA IS MY WIFE with EVERY purchase made between 11:59a on 12/26 and 11:59p on 12/27 (EST).

Why PIGAFETTA IS MY WIFE? These poems fragment the journals of Antonio Pigafetta, a 16th Century traveler who recorded Magellan's hellish circumnavigation of the globe, while tracking a present-day speaker and his beloved as they are distanced and reunited across the map.

Find it, and other titles in our catalog. Make your purchase within the alloted time-frame and we'll automatically include a copy of PIGAFETTA IS MY WIFE with your order. And as always:SHIPPING IS FREE!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Sad Heart Still Sings

Every week the Puerto Vallarta Tribune publishes a poem by Adelaide Blomfield.

Here's her latest offering---

A Sad Heart Still Sings

I miss you in many places:

A leaf-sodden plaza
A field of birds
A white-waved sea.

(And in the sky
A bird still flies
And lovers watch
It leave their view.)

You are forever these:

The leaves and rain,
Sun and shadow,
The lost lovers

And always the song caught
In the throat of a small bird.

Harold Bloom, in his The Western Cannon, notes that the trollish Henrik Ibsen kept a scorpion in a glass on his desk.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holy Land Music --- With Wayne Water

click here if you're interested in listening to remixes, with music, of some of my Holy Land poems... (it's my voice and Wayne Water's music)

the 7 tracks on the album, Happy Holidays, are

Talking to God
The Holy Land
People Mean Well
I'm Supposed to Find a Rock
Lying Next to Each Other
We're in a Pyramid
It doesn't Matter

Wayne Water still lives in Oregon, and is currently recording a series of thirteen two-track albums, A-Z. When he isn’t stealing Red Bull, he spends his days experimenting with sound for

Friday, December 3, 2010

I only Beheaded them !!!

The Mexican army has arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of being a hired killer for a drug cartel.

"I only beheaded them, but never hung [bodies] from bridges, never," he said.

for more info click here

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Retiring from Poetry (going into the joke making business)


i'm retiring from Poetry to focus on making up jokes.

here's my first effort:

A man goes to a restaurant where nine forks are nailed on to the front door.

This pisses him off and he demands to talk to the owner.

When the owner arrives he starts in on him right away.

"what the hell's going on here?" he snaps. "there are nine forks on the door?"

"Si, senor," the owner replies. "Si, senor."

The man loses it.

"This is totally fcking insane," he barks out.
"There are supposed to be Ten-a-Door!"

(for whatever it's worth my mother thinks this is quite funny)

Friday, October 15, 2010

No Tell Poems and Reading in NC (Oct 30th)

poems of mine up at No Tell Motel this week
(if you check after this sunday (oct 17th) then look for me in archives). I wrote these poems last summer. They're in a different form than is usual for me. And when I wrote them i was definitely in a different sort of mind-set.

i'll be reading in The So and So series on october 30th in Raleigh, NC
(along with Joe Hall, most recent Black Ocean author, and Paula Cisewski, first Black Ocean author)

and, Monday's my birthday. BFD.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Radioactive Moat

a few of my new poems are up now on the new Radioactive Moat along with work by Mud Luscious's JA Tyler. And others,... if you're interested, check it out... thanks,....

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

West Coast Readings (With Joe Hall)

upcoming readings with fellow Black Ocean author Joe Hall:

(Pigafetta is My Wife)

June 27 – Seattle
7 PM / Pilot Books / 219 Broadway E

June 29 – Portland
7:30 / 3968 SE Mall St., Apt A

July 6 – San Francisco
7:30 / 99 Books / Books and Bookshelves / 99 Sanchez Street

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Poems at Sixth Finch

A couple of my poems are included in the new issue of Sixth Finch