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from "The Ghost Mine Explodes"

On Psycho-Materialist Poetics Psycho-materialism is a poetics attentive to the interpenetration of psyche and matter. As a theory, it...

About "Dysnomia"

Dysnomia is a micro-chapbook of 11 pages. It is a chaotic collage of fragments from late-2019/early-2020. Some historical references are...

ANNOUNCING DEAD MALL PRESS

I'm happy to announce the launch of Dead Mall Press, a chapbook press that will donate a large portion of its earnings to mutual aid,...

Third Minds Emerging

Psychic Intersections and The Ticket that Exploded Who is the third who walks always beside you? When I count, there are only you and I...

Reading the Pharmakon: Part III

Crossing Out Into Xenon To endure such a rigorous and sustained assault on the essential poetic metaphors is a fierce initiation. --Iain...

On Poetry, Prestige, and Power

Thoughts in the Wake of Uprisings and the Poetry Foundation Controversy In a revolutionary time, the role of the poet can be exposed in...

Poets Should Be Socialists

A Critique of the Literary-Academic System As stated in a previous post, there are political reasons for deciding to freely self-publish...

Reading the Pharmakon: Part II

Poetic Shamanism and the Word as Virus The god of writing is thus also a god of medicine. --Jacques Derrida, “Plato’s Pharmacy” Language...

Reading the Pharmakon: Part I

A Primer on the Work of Michael S. Judge Over the last decade or so, Michael S. Judge has produced a body of literature that is...

On Self-Publishing My Book

I am happy to say I'll be releasing my full length collection of poems, A Dark Address, on Gumroad for free [Update: it is now available...

Exiting the Poetry Casino

Poetry is an economic paradox: it both is and is not a commodity. While some theorize that its economy is based more on giving than...

The Poet As Producer

In his 1934 essay, “The Author as Producer,” Walter Benjamin sought a revolutionary, anti-fascist literature by arguing that writers must...