Go on—sleep for days—hash out just the right expression
then distribute it freely but leave that ‘proper’ taste behind.
Salt or no salt, televise that brine—au naturel
Because those yawns will fill the rest to the brim.
You might as well spill all over that heavy reputation—
Throw it to the floor and then maybe show some concern.
Those tingling faces will crawl up and lie through their teeth
Only to grow fatter wearing that one really friendly disguise.
They’ll rest on some shoulders and roast a few down…
But they’re actually here to stab you humble,
And pawn off that stupid fuckin’ crown.
chillin’ in the badlands on a sunday afternoon
Anonymous said: do you consider yourself to be 'alt lit'?
Anonymous said: What are some of your favorite musicians/albums/songs?
hmm i’m not huge on the idea of favourites so i’m not going to post any but i get this question quite often… enough so that i toyed with the idea of curating an on-going playlist. who’d be into this idea? and where would be the best place to do this?
mscoffeebrewer said: What made you interested in poetry and how did you get started with publishing on social media?
hmm i suppose the answer to what got me interested in writing can be found in this vid from earlier in the year.
as far as my start in publishing on social media… i think what attracted me to that method of delivery was how instantly i could share my work. it allowed me to write in cool interstitial zones / niches and experiment without the pressure of my output requiring a financial return—given that my only capital input was my time. i think certain social media platforms are more effective than others, depending on the work you produce, but i won’t really get into that right now. what i will say is that i’m glad i got into the whole social media ‘thing’ and i encourage others to do the same.
today is traditionally the day to ask me things anonymously (or not)
so ask away and i’ll answer them sometime ~today
protonshake said: Have you ever submitted to Internet Poetry? I feel like you'd like a lot of the content on there.
i have, indeed, thx for the recommendation. michael does a great job of running that tumblr. it is one of my favourites.
here’s a couple of my posts that made it onto IP:
Months of emotional abuse and gaslighting. Sexual assault. Hundreds of dollars owed to me of which I will likely never see a dime. Bringing up my eating disorder in a public post/attempt to clear his name/attempt to discredit/shame me?
I don’t want to be associated with him. I haven’t wanted to…
there’s been a bunch of bad stuff coming to light about abusive and creepy behavior from janey smith, who some of you may know from the online lit scene, he edits plain wrap press and hosts readings in san francisco. here is a facebook post by ian aleksander adams that discusses it, altho the information is scattered among different posts and some of them are deleted now. anyway i want to show support to brave ppl like alexandra for sharing their experiences in order to help protect others in the community from abuse. also alexandra is a cool poet and if u dont know her work u should check it out
i have been following alexandra’s work for some time now and even attended one of her readings while i was in san francisco earlier this year. it is really brave of her to do this and i would like to show my support. ive included steve’s blurb as it provides additional info.
not sure why i was so fascinated by that little shrub,
especially with that backdrop behind me…
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