27.1.10

i can be a good wife.

22.1.10

IMPORTANT

hey. don't buy THE SELF-ESTEEM HOLOCAUST COMES HOME yet. even though i just posted about it. there are a few things that need to be fixed with the printer. if you already bought one, i will send you a new one. for right now, it is off amazon. it will be fixed soon and then you can regret buying it AFTER you read it. not joking bitches. it will be fixed soon but don't buy it yet.

21.1.10

THE SELF ESTEEM HOLOCAUST COMES HOME




you can buy it.

i am holding it.

the title is a little crooked but i think everything is going to be fine.

it's 300 pages of good-ass plays.

if you liked the ml press chapbook BE NICE TO EVERYONE, then you will like the book. BE NICE TO EVERYONE is in the book.

the end of the book is worth the price.

the book is about teen vampires and their misguided love affairs.

i will have more copies soon to sell for cheaper.

FROWNS NEED FRIENDS TOO is coming out soon. it's more emo. if you like emo, you will like FROWNS.

i am moving one step closer to my goal of fucking kathy lee gifford.

18.1.10

NORWAY

this summer, FLAMME FORLAG, a publisher in norway, will release a more condensed version of I AM GOING TO CLONE MYSELF THEN KILL THE CLONE AND EAT IT. the norwegian version will be called I LOVE YOU. thanks to AUDUN MORTENSEN, the translator. i think if i were to edit CLONE today it would be somewhat different. maybe not. who cares. i have the proof for FROWNS NEED FRIENDS TOO and it should be out soon. i feel very good about the next two books. i think about stuff a lot. does anyone in chicago need me to work for them. i need a job. i think about martin heidegger a lot. sometimes when i am taking a break from writing something i google pictures of martin heidegger and just look at them. for some reason people always talk about my boots. here is a brief rundown. i buy the same pair of boots every time. they cost forty dollars at walmart. they last me roughly two to three years. i wear them until the bottoms fall off. they are called "GUS." that's what it says on the box. the entire toe cap is steel. i wear them so i can kick someone's head in if i get jumped. they are also warm and comfortable after they are broken in. it is hard to break them in. right now i am breaking some new ones in. i have black scabs on my toes and ankles. i just picked one. how are you. i feel very little communion with anyone now. fake.

13.1.10

DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME WITH BOTH OF MY ARMS BROKEN

featherproof books published me as part of their triple quick fiction app for the iphone. if you have an iphone you can read a part of my novel that i edited out. you can then imagine how fucking sweet the stuff i didn't edit out is.

i am also in the new columbia poetry review. i think it comes out soon.

i wrote a review of scott mcclanahan's STORIES 2 at htmlgiant.

10.1.10

KETAMINE

the reading last night was cool. i read part of a grocery ad to begin. i don't think people liked it. then i read this poem:


APARTMENT

Every time I come home I stand in the doorway and say, "It's time for a monster to eat me now." Then it does.
When I go to bed and pull the covers open, I say, "It's time for a monster to eat me now." Then it does.
Every time I get out of bed I say, "It's time for a monster to eat me now." Then it does.
Every time I leave my home, I say, "It's time for a monster to eat me now." Then it does.


after i read it, i randomly said, "if anyone has any questions just let me know and i will handle them."

a girl with magenta hair said, "yeah, i have a question. that last one, is that like, literally what you mean."

i said, "yeah there are monsters in my apartment. it's terrible to be me."

i wasn't tryin to be an asshole.

then after another poem people clapped and when they stopped i said, "no, keep clapping."

THE SELF ESTEEM HOLOCAUST COMES HOME (six gallery press) will be out on or right around february 1st.

be a good boy or girl.

5.1.10

NARCISSUS

i wrote a novel. it's pretty much done. i had an idea that i would write one book that is two versions of the same thing, one "real" version and one "unreal." then the two books became different books. the "real" one is done. it's a short novel called PERSON. it's first person present tense. there's a part where a person does something. there's another part where the person does another thing. the "unreal" one is really long and it is not done. does anyone like gadamer.

3.1.10

IT WOULD BE WEIRD TO HAVE SKIN THAT WAS THE SAME TEXTURE AND THICKNESS OF AN UNFOLDED NAPKIN

i am reading this saturday. i'll be the one wearing a tuxedo that is made of snow.

Saturday, January 9th, 8:00pm
The Funhouse
1743 N. Mozart St.
Chicago, IL
$3-5 suggested/no drinking

Matt Whispers
Richard Wehrenberg Jr.
Bobby Evers
Jordan Castro
Sam Pink