Queer, disabled, trans, Jewish, atheist, polyamorous, and freeganish. Grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and was homeless for a while in Washington, DC.
Writes agitprop, even if it’s not good agitprop. Supports the abolition of private property, the state, and all forms of institutional hierarchy, which naturally would mean universal access to the means of production. Supports a system where everyone is equally invested in each other’s well-being, and the propagation of a culture that practices and teaches collective responsibility, where individual attempts to dominate others are vigorously opposed. Supports a more green culture where we live in harmony with the planet, a less wasteful culture, and a more efficient culture.
Considers surrealism a way of eating at the fabric of literary elitism and its supporters, but believes new techniques must constantly be developed in order to stay ahead of the tendency of the elite to appropriate past artistic revolutions.
Publications and Prizes
Classifieds (Erbacce Press, 2010)
Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), The 2016 Literary Date Book Anthology (Scars Publications, 2015), Reckless Writing: The Modernization of Poetry by Emerging Writers of the 21st Century (Chatter House Press, 2012), Best of the Foliate Oak Online (University of Arkansas Press, 2011)
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Boston Literary Magazine, Every Day Poets, Foliate Oak, Forge, Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry Engagement), Nibble, One Sentence Poems, Ophelia Street, Pemmican Press, Poetry Quarterly, Red Booth Review, Red Fez, right hand pointing, Star 82 Review, Tanka Journal, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, The Fib Review, The Lake, The Opiate, The Stray Branch, Three Line Poetry, WTF PWM
The Stodgiest Surrealist
What I'm Reading Now:
The ABCs of Communist Anarchism by Alexander Berkman
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Listing last updated: November 7, 2016
Travels for readings?
Disabled, Feminist, G/L/B/T, Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Any, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, People with Disabilities