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Book Release Party on Monday!

I hope you can come to the Book Release Party on Monday, October 18, for A Commonplace Book of the Weird: The Untold Stories of H.P. Lovecraft. It’s a book of original short stories based on unfinished ideas by famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. I have a story in this book (along with many other [...]

Time Traveler Project scene

[NOTE: This is an in-progress monologue from a performance project I'm working on with Joseph Fink. I'm posting it here for your reading (dis-?)pleasure and feedback if you got it.] There’s this time traveler. This is a fictional story. There’s this time traveler, and things have gone wrong. Terribly wrong. I’ll get to that part [...]

SAVE THE DATE: Mon, Oct 18

The official Release Party for A Commonplace Book of the Weird: The Untold Stories of H.P. Lovecraft is happening in October in the East Village. I have a short story in this book, which is an anthology of original short fiction based on 221 descriptions of unrealized story ideas left behind by horror master Lovecraft, [...]


Pretend this is about love— a poem about love. If it helps, I will break it into short, five line stanzas. But it won’t rhyme. You’ll have to pretend that, too. I don’t want to mess around with thesauri and dictionaries. It’s disappointing, I know. But don’t get caught up in prejudiced notions of form. [...]

smart reads for your weekend ahead

Building a Nation of Know-Nothings (NY Times) Multi-culturalism and its Discontents (Big Questions Online) Is it possible to not have a smart phone? (Paul Graham) How to Edit a Poem with a Friend (Good Word Editing)

Begin relaxation.

Relax. Think about an otter. Imagine that otter. You know the otter, playfully diving, swimming, surfacing, swimming, living. The water lapping behind his clapping hands. Paws. What do otters have? Paws? Don’t get distracted. You should name the otter. You name him Lancy. You wonder if this is short for Lance, and how it can [...]




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