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 28

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 ...

Is Poetry Magazine Racist? 16

Is Poetry Magazine               Racist?
One thing that I respect about Poetry magazine is that they include digital archives of all of their back issues on their website. Recently, as I was looking through said archives, I began to notice a disturbing trend that became increasingly apparent the further back I perused: the vast majority of poets that the magazine ...

Interview With The Paris Review

Interview With The Paris Review
In early 2013, The Paris Review asked me to give an interview. I bargained for first serial publication rights, and was given permission to post it here.   INTERVIEWER When did you start writing? TED HASH-BERRYMAN A couple of months ago. INTERVIEWER That’s not very long ago. What were you doing before that? TED HASH-BERRYMAN ...

Don’t Believe the Hype: The Spurious Case of Benjamins-Glutton, AWP 8

Don't Believe the Hype:     The Spurious Case of Benjamins-Glutton, AWP
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs is a “non-profit” organization that advocates for and supports the institutionalization of literature. Because their primary goal is to “foster achievement,” they lead the charge in establishing the values that define our era—individualism, careerism, identity politics, paranoia, impenitent schmoozing, and so forth. We as writers are falling into ...

Michael Robbins is a Hoax, or Hash-Berryman vs. Possible Child Predator 8

Michael Robbins is a Hoax, or Hash-Berryman vs. Possible Child Predator
Michael Robbins’ book of poems, Alien vs. Predator, which is based on the by-comparison timeless classic movie of the same name, has somehow managed to gain favor within certain poetry circlejerks. I have not read Mr. Robbins’ book (though I did read this a propos two-star review of it on Amazon) and I never will, ...