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ABOUT

 

Hails from: New Jersey via Alaska via California via Tokyo via Austin via New York City via Saturn’s Second Moon…

Works in: Journalism, Poetry, Fiction, Lit-Crit, Bullshit, Zines, Mail Art, Guitars, Air Drums…

Received Degrees in: Adolescent English Ed. (MA) – Adelphi University, Journalism (BA) – University of Alaska Anchorage

Teaches: English Composition, Reading, Literature, Research Skills (City Univ. of New York and Newark Public Schools)

Member of: Academy of American Poets, Modern Language Association, Kappa Delta Pi (International Education Honor Society)

Published in: Contemporary American Voices, The Anchorage Press, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Austin Chronicle, The Brooklyn Rail, Antarctica Journal, The BeZine, Front Porch Review, Speculative 66, Dissident Voice, Opetry, Red Wolf Journal, Everest, Penmen Review, Virga, Felan, The Blotter, Scifaikuest, EastLit, Spectral Realms, Wine Drunk Sidewalk, Silver Birch, Red Savina Review, No Apologies, The Legendary, Poetry Quarterly, Jotters United UK, Into the Void UK, The Ekphrastic Review, Guardian UK/GuardianWitness, Algebra of Owls UK, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Wilderness House Literary Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Yellow Chair Review, Ataraxia, Wooden Bear, Poetry Pacific, The Unrorean, Chiddush, Enhance, Everest, Migraine Stories, Occupy Poetry, Brown Paper Bundles UK, KY, OVS, Sexy Small Fry, AK Verve, Alaska Pacific University Literary Journal, Bewildering Stories, Lovers and Other Strangers, The RS 500, Sowsear/Wintermoot, Seven Eleven Stories, The Literary Yard, F, Verbicide, The Stand-Down Texas Project, The NYADP Journal, Geek America, FrictionMagazine, Paper Scissors, We’ll Never Have Paris, Paper and Ink UK, No Missing Pieces, Gag Me With A…, Criminal Class Review, Empty Mirror, At The Edge, The Zinesters’ Guide to NYC, NoDepression.com, Luna Park Review, Xerography Debt, The Review Review, Jersey Beat, Enchanted Conversation, Perfect Sound Forever, Literary Legs, Clamor, Urbanscape, MRR, Neat Damned Noise, PTBH!, Noise Noise Noise, Twenty-Four Hours, The Northern Light

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PUBLICATIONS

Poetry

“Aurora Australis” – Antarctica Journal (2017)

“4:19 PM, August 11, 2009” – The Wagon (forthcoming)

“Alaska Is” – The Wagon (forthcoming)

“Waiting for the White” – The Wagon (forthcoming)

“For L.” – The Wagon (forthcoming)

“Circling Back” – The Wagon (forthcoming)

“Bloody Revolutions” – The BeZine (forthcoming)

“Purita” – Contemporary American Voices (2017)

“Bullets” – Contemporary American Voices (2017)

“Perfecto” – Contemporary American Voices (2017)

“After the coyote rides away” – Front Porch Review (2017)

“Picking Time” – Red Wolf Journal (2017)

“Gnashing of Teeth/Sunsets for the Lords of Venus” – Speculative 66 (2017)

“I, The Person State” – Dissident Voice (2017)

“Lady Liberty” – Everest (2017)

“Fortitude” w/Art by Aaron Morgan – Opetry (2017)

“A” – Opetry (2017)

“The Exhibit” w/Art by Aaron Morgan – Opetry (2017)

“1993” w/Art by Aaron Morgan – Opetry (2017)

“Assyria” – Penmen Review (2017)

“Hermann” – Virga (2017)

“Fever” – Virga (2017)

“You’re Already Dead” – Felan (2017)

“Big A, Little A” – Felan (2017)

“Do They Owe Us a Living?” – Felan (2017)

“New Orleans 1998” – The Blotter (2017)

“Haiku” – Scifaikuest (2017)

“Cambodia, 1972” – EastLit (2017)

“Kappa Alpha Tau” – Spectral Realms (2017)

“The One About The Baby Goat” – Wine Drunk Sidewalk (2017)

“62 Lessons on How to Grow Up in Alaska” – Silver Birch Press -Me at 17 Series (2017)

“be:” – Red Savina Review (2016)

“Autopoemography” – No Apologies (2016)

“1979” – Felan (2016)

“The Poetic Books” – The BeZine (2016)

“Meat Cutter” – The Legendary (2016)

“Cambodia, 1972” – Poetry Quarterly (2016)

“Nightgaunts” – Jotters Utd UK (2016)

“Horrors in the Museum” – Jotters Utd UK (2016)

“Lovecraft Baby” – Inwood Indiana (2016)

“Crescent Wrenches” – Jotters Utd UK (2016)

“55 Caven Point” – Into The Void UK (2016)

“Verity” – The Ekphrastic Review (2016)

“To The Sun Lion” – Guardian UK/GuardianWitness (2016)

“Collapse” – Algebra of Owls UK (2016)

“The Rebirth” – Algebra of Owls UK (2016)

“Immortal Deeds” – Algebra of Owls UK (2016)

“I Fracture” – The Bitchin Kitsch (2015)

“The Beginning” – Penmen Review (2015)

“Losing” – Wilderness House Literary Review (2015)

“Ingrid” – Boston Literary Magazine (2015)

“After the Coyote Rides Away” – Yellow Chair Review (2015)

“In Memory of Roger Ebert” – Ataraxia (2015)

“A Dream (Bashing My Strings)” – Penmen Review (2014)

“Old Man Mopping the Floor” – Red Savina Review (2014)

“Hidden Mass” – Wooden Bear (2014)

“Performance Poem for Two MCs” – Wooden Bear (2014)

“Losing” – Poetry Pacific (2014)

“Untitled Haiku” – Haiku Journal (2014)

“Relationship” – The Unrorean (2014)

“The Meat Cutter” – Chiddush (2014)

“Losing” – Penmen Review (2013)

“Where I’m From” – Enhance (2013)

“Canal St New Orleans, 1998” – Everest (2013)

“Fracture” – Migraine Stories (2013)

“To BP with Love” – Occupy Poetry (2013)

“Pulitzer Remix” (with Christopher Luna) – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“FDR” – Brown Paper Bundles UK (2012)

“About Place” (with Stephanie Norris McKim) – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Familiar” (with Stephanie Norris McKim) – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Temp” – KY (2011)

“Home” – OVS (2011)

“Based on a True Story” – Sexy Small Fry (2010)

“Disestablishmentarianist” – AK Verve (2000)

“Texas Poem” – AK Verve (2000)

“Carrie” – Alaska Pacific University Literary Journal (1992)

Fiction

“The Comeback” – Bewildering Stories (2017)

“The Violin” – Lovers and Other Strangers (forthcoming)

“Stardust” – The RS500 (2017)

“Anchorage at Every Moment (Something is Happening)” – Sowsear V / Wintermoot (2015)

“The Green House” – Seven Eleven Stories (2015)

“Viewfinder” – Lovers and Other Strangers (2015)

“1944” – Lovers and Other Strangers (2014)

“What Do You See?” – Lovers and Other Strangers (2014)

“Summer Sketch” – Seven Eleven Stories (2014)

“Fall Sketch” – Seven Eleven Stories (2014)

“The Artist” – The Literary Yard (2013)

“Kushtaka” – F Magazine (2012)

“Qupqugiaq” – The Brooklyn Rail (2012)

“Boys” – Verbicide (2012)

“Boys” – The Stand-Down Texas Project (2011)

“Boys” – The NYADP Journal (2011)

“The Comeback” – Geek America (2001)

“Damaged” – Friction Magazine (2001)

“The Party” – AK Verve (2000)

Comics

“Rollinghead” (with Donovan Pfiefer) – Rollinghead.com (2014-2016)

 Drama

“Spenard” – The Bitchin’ Kitsch (2013)

Memoir

“Japanese Food Horror” – Paper Scissors (2014)

“Gun” – We’ll Never Have Paris (2014)

“Kuma” – Paper and Ink (UK) (2014)

“Nothing Wrong” – No Missing Pieces (2014)

“Gaijin I” – Gag Me With A… (2013)

“Seven Nine Thirteen” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Born to Lose” – Criminal Class Review (2013)

“29 Russell St” – Empty Mirror (2013)

“Engulfed in Sound: My Musical Memoir” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Fires” (with Eric Johnston) – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Luann” – We’ll Never Have Paris (2012)

“My Name” – We’ll Never Have Paris (2011)

“What You Know” – At the Edge (2010)

“Sept 12, 2001” – We’ll Never Have Paris (2010)

“New York Stories” – The Sketchbook Project/Brooklyn Art Library (2010)

“Drinking and Stinking: My Night of Music in Tokyo” – FrictionMagazine.com (2001)

“Broke in Tokyo” – San Francisco Bay Guardian (2001)

Anthologies (as contributor)

“Saturday Night at the Denali Dome”. Dirigibles of Denali, Nathan Shafer, Ed. (Forthcoming)

“Dirigibles of Denali” w/Nathan Shafer. Dirigibles of Denali, Nathan Shafer, Ed. (Forthcoming)

“On Asemic Writing with Michael Jacobson” – 1999-2014 Works and Interviews, Michael Jacobson, Ed. (Barbarian, 2014)

“My Name” – We’ll Never Have Paris Greatest Hits, Andria Alefhi, Ed. (Microcosm, 2011)

The Zinester’s Guide to NYC – Ayun Halliday, Ed. (Microcosm, 2010)

Journalism / Non-Fiction

Poetry prompts – Red Wolf (2017)

“Uncle Einar: Roots and Space” – NoDepression.com (2017)

“Sinclair Beiles: A Man Apart” – Empty Mirror (2015)

“#Myage: Poetry, Twitter, and a New Way of Interacting with Text with Bill Lessard and Clive Thompson” – Twenty-Four Hours (2015)

“Talking About Asemic Writing with Michael Jacobson” – Twenty-Four Hours (2015)

“Speaking with Jenni B. Baker” – Luna Park Review (2014)

“Zines for Troops! Speaking with Kari Tervo” – Twenty-Four Hours (2014)

“Talk Plus Action: Speaking with Bobby Sullivan of the RUO Prison Ministry / Soulside” – Twenty-Four Hours (2014)

“Digitizing Dissent: Speaking with Jen Angel about the Clamor Magazine Archive Project” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Live Fast, Die Old: Interviews with Zinesters of a Certain Age (Parts 1-8)” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013-2014)

“Living History: Speaking with Richard Kearney and Evelyn Hershey about the Centennial of the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick, it’s The Dead Milkmen!” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Zine Reviews and Twenty-Four Hours Column” – Xerography Debt (2013-2016)

“Book Reviews” – Boston Literary Magazine (2013)

“Writing Prompts” – Everest (2013)

“Literary Magazine Reviews” – The Review Review (2011 – 2013)

“Eating Theatre: A Good Thing in a Small Package” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Talking with the Cruciverbalist About Ping Pong and Poetry: Will Shortz” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Stuckism with Thee Billy Childish” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“A Remembrance of Someone I Will Unfortunately Never Meet” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Drawing Like No One is Listening: Speaking with Ben Snakepitte” – Twenty-Four Hours (2013)

“Epitaph for Lou” – Gag Me With A… (2013)

“Aaron Cometbus” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Text/Hypertext with Bill Bly” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Spine Sonnets” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Google Poetics” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Remixing the Greats: Speaking with Jenni B. Baker of Found Poetry Review” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Talking with Brian Hutton” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Chatting about Jewball with Neal Pollack” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“We Make Zines: Talking to Krissy Durden” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Talking Comics with Daryl Ayo” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Daring to be Heinie: East Village Inkyer Ayun Halliday” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Woyzeck: A New Twist” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Dropping Science and Literature with Baba Brinkman” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Zines in Academia: Speaking with Jeremy Gardner” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“P.nitas” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Welcome To The Occupation: Occupy Oakland” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Let The Wild Ruckus Start!: 24 Questions for Nathan Daschle” – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Aggression Digression: A Tale of Two Joshes” (with Josh Saitz) – Twenty-Four Hours (2012)

“Gatherer” – Jersey Beat (2012)

“Constrained Writing Techniques” – Empty Mirror (2012)

“Another Side of Dr Demento” – NoDepression.com (2012)

“Furious George Tabb” – Verbicide (2012)

“Power in Simplicity: The Tale of Saugak” – Enchanted Conversation (2012)

“Rocking with Crusty Booger” – Perfect Sound Forever (2012)

“Young-Jean Lee/FutureWife” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Jonathan Kambouris of The Last Meals Project” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“David Kaczynski of NYADP” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“MCBF’s John Marr” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Too Much Coffee, Man. Speaking with Shannon Wheeler” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Anya Kamenetz: EduPunk” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“WisCon: Seattle’s Best” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Pillow Theory” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Detroit Rock Citay! The Dirtbombs” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Megaton Leviathan” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Tesco Vee” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Mt. Eerie: Talking to Phil Elverum” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“The Raveonettes” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Chris Dodge, Family Man” – Twenty-Four Hours (2011)

“Dave Van Ronk in Alaska” – NoDepression.com (2011)

“Scott H. Biram” – NoDepression.com (2011)

“Steve Young” – NoDepression.com (2011)

“The Zinesters Guide to NYC” – Zinesters Guide to NYC (2011)

“Five Tips For Writing Powerful Memoir” – Literary Legs (2011)

“Book, Zine, Movie, Live Music, Performance Art, and Record Reviews” – Twenty-Four Hours (2001-2016)

“Scott H. Biram” – Noise Noise Noise (2011)

“The Dwarves” – Noise Noise Noise (2011)

“The Truth Ain’t Nothing But The Truth: Speaking with Henry Rollins” – Noise Noise Noise (2011)

“Rock Tours We’d Like to See” (with Eric Johnston) – Noise Noise Noise (2011)

“ZineWiki’s Dan Halligan” – Noise Noise Noise (2011)

“Greig Means of Portland’s IPRC” – Twenty-Four Hours (2010)

“Annie LaGanga: Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints” – Twenty-Four Hours (2010)

“The Hookah Girl: Margo Dabaie” – Twenty-Four Hours (2010)

“Here They Come, the Television Personalities” – Noise Noise Noise (2010)

“On A Million Little Pieces” – Twenty-Four Hours (2006)

“The Professor and the Photocopy” – Clamor (2005)

“Boice” – Twenty-Four Hours (2005)

“Stephen Duncombe on Zines” – Twenty-Four Hours (2004)

“Clip Tart’s Susan Boren” – Twenty-Four Hours (2004)

“Fixing Up The Fringe Parts 1-5” – The Austin Chronicle (2003)

“Old Signs” – Urbanscape (2003)

“Ben Brown of So New Media” – Twenty-Four Hours (2003)

“Book Reviews” – Clamor (2003)

“Bikes Across Borders” – Clamor (2002)

“Amazing Adult Fantasy” – Urbanscape (2002)

“The Hornacle” – Twenty-Four Hours (2002)

“Kicks Just Keep Getting Harder to Find: Levi Asher of Litkicks.com” – Twenty-Four Hours (2001)

“Tales of an American Mouth” – Twenty-Four Hours (2001)

“Corinna Delgado” – Twenty-Four Hours (2001)

“PTBH!” – Twenty-Four Hours (2001)

“Freight-Hopping with B. Bottom Smooth” – Twenty-Four Hours (2001)

“Alaska Pool” – The San Francisco Bay Guardian (2000)

“Old and In The Way” – The San Francisco Bay Guardian (2000)

“Theatre Reviews” – The San Francisco Bay Guardian (1999 – 2000)

“NYHC” – Maximumrocknroll (2000)

“The Decline of Northern Civilization Parts 1 and 2” – The Anchorage Press (2000)

“In The Bad Old Days” – The Anchorage Press (2000)

“The Day of The Damned” – Neat Damned Noise (2000)

“Bad Religion” – The Anchorage Press (1999)

“Dan Bern Builds Folk Bridges” – The Anchorage Press (1999)

“Bill Morrissey’s Hurt So Good” – The Anchorage Press (1999)

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” – The Anchorage Press (1999)

“Semi-Visible Hank” – The Anchorage Press (1999)

“Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should” – PTBH! (1998)

“Crack Machine” – The Northern Light (1997)

“Lettice and Lovage: Review” (with Chris Fennimore) – The Northern Light (1997)

“Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex” – Noise Noise Noise (1996)

“Lee Ving of FEAR” – Noise Noise Noise (1996)

“Subjugated Youth” – Noise Noise Noise (1996)

“Fubar” – Noise Noise Noise (1996)

“The Bike Punk Chronicles” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Oi Punk” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Phillipino Haircut” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Tesco Vee” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“The Mainliners” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Pandamonia” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Justin Dexter/George Tomko” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Beefadelphia” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Cucumber Lang” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Liquid Bandade” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“McSpic” –  Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“The Clap” –  Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“How to be a True Punk” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Church of Punk” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Hopscotch” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Wrick Luv/Contour Chair” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Kaos AK” – Noise Noise Noise (1995)

“Legitimate Edgar” – Noise Noise Noise (1994)

“Book, Zine, Movie, Live Music, Performance Art, and Record Reviews” – Noise Noise Noise (1994-1996, 2010-2012)

As Editor

Twenty-Four Hours (24 issues), 2001-Present

Noise Noise Noise (13 issues), 1994-1996, 2011-12

The NYADP Journal-New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (4 issues), 2010-11

Art

“Alaskan Death Metal: Album Covers”. Dirigibles of Denali. Nathan Shafer, Ed. (Forthcoming)

Music and Misc.

3 Crass Poems – Vocal on “You’re Already Dead” and “Do They Owe Us a Living?”, with Sarah Nichols (2016)

Chiptune Tribute to GG Allin – Guitar and Vocal on “Darkness and a Bottle to Hold”, w/Let’s Disinfect! (2015)

Dreams – Writing on all, with Nathan Shafer and WISCON (2014)

Peel Sessions – Writing and Vocal on all, with WISCON (2012)

Wretched Josh Skims Wino – Writing and Vocal on all, with WISCON (2011)

Mir Wird Schlecht Anchorage Underground Compilation #1 – As Viceroys: Keyboards and Drum Machine on “Surf Song” (1994)

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