Years ago my old friend (as well as Black Ocean cover art collaborator, and go-to tattoo artist), Josh Wallis, and I made this comic. We intended it as a sort of overture to a larger project concerning a mortician whose insomnia is blurring the lines of sanity and reality–something we were both intimately familiar with as an insomniac (Josh) and a mortician (me). It was published in a very limited-edition anthology by River Bird Comics and was never reprinted. Some day the longer project may still be realized, but in the meantime rather than let it languish in publishing torpor, we present it now for your reading pleasure. HERE
“To shed all the illusory rights & hesitations of history demands the economy of some legendary Stone Age–shamans not priests, bards not lords, hunters not police, gatherers of Paleolithic laziness, gentle as blood, going naked for a sign or painted as birds, poised on the wave of explicit presence, the clockless nowever.”
–Hakim Bey, T.A.Z.
Third Man Books publicly announced today that they’ll be publishing my debut full-length collection of poems, THE TRUTH IS WE ARE PERFECT, on April 14th. You can check out the website, where they talk a little more about the release and have posted audio of me reciting one of these little spells, cut straight to vinyl. It sounds like a field recording of a seance, which sounds pretty perfect to me.
It’s official: I’ll be joined by Black Ocean author Elisa Gabbert to read & talk with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) in support of his new adult novel, WE ARE PIRATES, on Feb 20th at the First Parish Church in Harvard Square. Tix are $5 but all our books will be 20% off. If you’re in the Greater Boston area, I hope you’ll join us! More details HERE.