440 Gallery Reading

Come hear me read some words I’ve organized!

WHEN: Sunday, December 20 from 4:40 to 6:40 pm

WHERE: 440 Gallery, 440 6th Ave. at 9th St., F to 7th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn
Admission Free

I’ll be reading with two other fine word organizers:

Scott Geiger is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. He is a contributor to magazines such as The Believer, Conjunctions, and Icon. New fiction written as part of a multidisciplinary design studio called “Landscapes of Quarantine” will appear next March as part of an exhibit at The Storefront of Art and Architecture.

Micaela Morrissette is a senior editor at the literary biannual Conjunctions. Her fiction has appeared there, as well as in the 2009 Pushcart Prize Anthology, the 2008 Best American Fantasy anthology, Weird Tales, and elsewhere. Book reviews and other nonfiction can be found in Rain Taxi, Jacket, and LIT. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is a graduate student in Brown’s Literary Arts program.

Forecast 42 Finishes

Well, it’s over. Just in time for Christmas! I’m grateful for all those involved–both participants and readers. I’ll be putting my thoughts and reflections about the experience together, and will hopefully publish a couple “reviews” of my own project here and there, but for now I just want to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

New York Quarterly Reading

Please come this Wednesday and hear me read from In This Alone Impulse!

The New York Quarterly Reading Series at Cornelia Street Cafe

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 6PM
Shya Scanlon, Douglas Treem, Leslieann Hobayan

The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street

$7 cover gets you a free drink

Subway: A,C,E,F,V to W. 4th St. /
1 & 9 to Sheridan Square

The NYQ Poetry Reading Series is curated by Ted Jonathan

In This Alone Cover

The complete cover–front, back and spine–for my forthcoming book of poetry! Gracious blurbs by Brian Evenson, Terese Svoboda, and Joyelle McSweeney. Gracious design by Matty Harper.

In This Alone Impulse Cover

In This Alone Impulse Cover

p.s. there’s a newer video of the ITAI poem series. I linked to the older two here.

Big Other

I’m going to begin blogging at Big Other–a literary blog with a really exciting list of contributors. Please come participate!

Or heck, just lurk.

In This Alone Barcode

This is the barcode that makes In This Alone Impulse an official book. It has been distorted for your pleasure.

This is the barcode that makes In This Alone Impulse an official book. It has been distorted for your pleasure.

ITAI Videos

As the mid-December release date of my proem collection In This Alone Impulse draws near, I’ve been “moved” to fiddle with iMovie. The result has so far been two ITAI poems performed (in a manner of speaking), among other weird offshoots. Please take a look at the video for A bargain, and Burn or turn or.

If you dig ‘em, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel, so you’ll receive notification when I post more from the collection. Thank you for your fancy time.

Interview and Essay

Author John Gorman has interviewed me for his blog, Paper Cut.

An essay I wrote about the history and future of serialization was serialized at The Faster Times, and then again at Flatmancrooked.

Fan of Opium

UPDATE: the Opium9 microsite is live, and a thing to behold.

My relationship with Opium Magazine has had many stages over the years. I first met Todd Zuniga by inviting him down to Seattle (he was living in Vancouver at the time) to read at the Monkeybicycle reading series I was hosting. Since then, I’ve published poetry and fiction in several issues, participated in the Literary Death Match (I’ve lost twice!), and had one of their recurring contests (7 Line Story Contest) named after my prose cycle In This Alone Impulse.

Now we’re stepping it up a notch. For Opium’s 9th issue, I’ve edited a fat section of Fan Fiction, which includes many of the most exciting writers I know: Ryan Boudinot, Ben Greenman, B.K. Evenson, Sean Carman, Nick Bredie, Matt Briggs, E. Loic Leuschner, Blake Butler, Matthew Simmons and Lindsay Mound. The rest of the issue promises, as always, an assemblage of fantastic cartoons and fiction, as well as the finalists of the Andrew Sean Greer-judged Bookmark Contest.

It’s available for pre-order, so you know what to do.

The Opium Magazine empire has always kept a door open to me, and I keep finding myself inside. Who knows what will come next? My face on the cover? Let’s hope not.

In This Alone Impulse Cover

*UPDATE* In This Alone Impulse is now listed in Small Press Distribution’s online catalog. It will be available for purchase in December, and will be included in their next print catalogue as well (special thanks to Clay Banes, who rushed to fit it in at the last moment).

My dear friend and lifelong designer Matty Harper has created a beautiful cover for my first collection of poetry, In This Alone Impulse, due out from Noemi Press in December. We spoke about the book quite a bit, and his intuition and design acumen led him to what I think is an arresting image, both playful and deranged.

In This Alone Impulse

In This Alone Impulse

Links to work from this collection can be found on my Work page.