Charles Gimic

Charles Gimic
I’m pleased to give to you—free of charge—my latest work of art. Click the cover image to download Charles Gimic, the world’s first Eco-friendly E-book. Here is what people are saying about Charles Gimic, revised winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “Unrestful, ungraspable poetry of the sheer present.” —Charles Simic “A landmark in the history of ...

Con Trolling The Internet: Power Dynamics And The Culture Of Troll Shaming In The Age Of Social Media

Con Trolling The Internet: Power Dynamics And The Culture Of    Troll Shaming In The Age Of Social Media
It is true that from time to time I have assumed the mantle of instigator in the name of Socratic discourse. I will oftentimes prod a sleeping giant with the intent of waking someone up. If I use inflammatory language, I do so only in an attempt to coerce a dialogue open. Conversely, whenever my ...

The First Annual Ted Hash-Berryman Award For Poetry

The First Annual    Ted Hash-Berryman Award For Poetry
I am pleased to announce your nominees for the 2014 Ted Hash-Berryman Award For Poetry. Next week,  a shortlist of five finalists, chosen by this year’s judge (Ted Hash-Berryman), will be announced. If you would like to be included in the fan vote, retweet your top 5 choices by visiting my Twitter account @TedHashBerryman, or ...

Kenneth Goldsmith is a Hoax, or Fifteen Conceptual Poetry Projects Better Than Printing the Internet 6

Kenneth Goldsmith is a Hoax, or    Fifteen Conceptual Poetry Projects Better Than Printing the Internet
Kenneth Goldsmith is an Uncle Tom. The entity to which he is obsequiously servile, however, is not a racist authority, but the concept of conceptualism itself. Furthermore, he’s subservient to the idea of conceptual art not because he cares about it, but because being so benefits him personally. At the mere cost of his own ...

Help Ted Get Sued 1

Help Ted Get Sued
My Fellow Americans, I’ve made my decision: I’m going to be sued. In recent weeks, I’ve expended too much of my time and energy marketing my demo, and it has started to erode the edges of my creative capability. Marketing oneself is an unfortunate necessity for poets who exist outside of establishment circles, wherein marketing ...

Soft Opening 1

Soft Opening
  My long-awaited poetry demo is now available for FREE download. Be among the first to read the collection that Robert Pinsky is hailing as “daring,” “wildly imaginative,” and “groundbreaking.” Simply click the link below to view or right click to download as a pdf. (((((((((((((((Soft Opening)))))))))))))))

Introducing Guest Room, The First Completely Anonymous Poetry Journal 9

Introducing Guest Room, The First Completely Anonymous Poetry Journal
Nepotism is the disease of our age. It infects all strata of society, but nowhere is it more pandemic than in literary publishing. We have become obsessed with status, and no longer have a sense of the collective imagination. Instead of creating a genuine community, open to new ideas and universal progress, we’ve created a ...

Michael Robbins, I Accept Your Challenge 8

Michael Robbins,   I Accept Your Challenge
[ATTENTION: This post is for Michael Robbins' eyes only. To be clear, the Michael Robbins of whom I speak is also commonly referred to as "That Cat Guy," "The Kevin James of Poetry," "Frank Hoax'Hara," & "Brian Huskey's Understudy," and he is a known fan of The Offspring. If you are not Michael Robbins, and are ...

Not Here The Darkness, In This Twittering World 2

Not Here The Darkness, In This Twittering World
Twitter now has 554,750,000 active users. There are an average of 58,000,000 tweets produced per day. The sheer volume of language that is released into the aether via Twitter is astounding, and far greater than that of all published poetry combined. Twitter allows any two users to instantly enter into dialogue, eschewing cultural restraints. When ...

H_NGM_N SC_ND_L

H_NGM_N SC_ND_L
What’s going on here? Yesterday H_NGM_N released the 15th issue of their online journal. Included in this issue were two poems by Dean Young, entitled “Dean Young Is A Cyborg” and “Dean Young Is Not A Cyborg.” Today when I visited the site, I found the two Dean Young poems missing, and his name stricken ...