Latest from Book of Baseball: “A Sharp Line Drive”

When I played softball at Sarah Lawrence College I was awesome. Every Friday afternoon for my physical education credits I would show up at Marshall Field and get a lot of hits, score a lot of runs, and snag every fly ball that came my way. Never before had I been so awesome at theContinue reading “Latest from Book of Baseball: “A Sharp Line Drive””

Latest from Book of Love: “Me and New Girlfriend Kiss in an Alley”

We were in the alley beside The Ritz costume store. She pointed at a chandelier inside. “I really like chandeliers,” she said. “I like old-fashioned things that are full of light.” “Me&You, Both,” I said. “Have you ever seen the chandelier store on 11th Street?” “Yeah, it’s right next to the cabstand. I usta seeContinue reading “Latest from Book of Love: “Me and New Girlfriend Kiss in an Alley””

Latest from Book of Love: “Your Dead Scorpion”

Baby, I love how you have a dead scorpion on your pillow it’s my favorite thing about you I like to watch it decompose together rotting claws stinger mush exoskeleton odors once formidable killer of small insects now shrinking into a sheet stain right where your head’s supposta sleep I admire your half-smile as pincersContinue reading “Latest from Book of Love: “Your Dead Scorpion””

Latest from Book of Love: “The Energy Healer and the Drunk Carpenter”

For a while I was going to see this energy healer. Every time I had a big performance I’d go get a healing from her, so I’d be at my best. She’d lay me down on her table and put her hands in my aura and try to get my chakras spinning in the rightContinue reading “Latest from Book of Love: “The Energy Healer and the Drunk Carpenter””

Latest from Book of Writing: “Writer’s Neck”

A famous poet just came to town and featured at some of the open mics. Their voice was strong and their words were true and they had the Writer’s Neck… It rose outta the torso at that certain angle It reminded me of the dinosaurs It was made of stone age It was made ofContinue reading “Latest from Book of Writing: “Writer’s Neck””

Latest from Book of Writing: “Frankenstein Poem”

In 8th grade English we had to read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and write a poem about it.  I got the gist of the book – It wasn’t the monster’s fault. And that was very relatable to me. My poem got an A, and they even wanted to put it in the school paper. “No,” IContinue reading “Latest from Book of Writing: “Frankenstein Poem””

Latest from Book of Writing: “Poets, Poems, and Poetry”

1 When I usta drive cab for a living one good part was getting to meet people with jobs I didn’t know anything about. Like lawyer. One night I gave one a ride, and he was hammered. Someone hadta help him in the door, plop him down flat on the backseat, and tell me whereContinue reading “Latest from Book of Writing: “Poets, Poems, and Poetry””

Latest from Book of Writing: “Release Party”

The best part of creating something is the Release Party. After creating something you put it in a form the world can consume for a reasonable price, and you let everyone know it’s available with a Release Party. You invite a bunch of people to a cool arts friendly venue and entertain them with performancesContinue reading “Latest from Book of Writing: “Release Party””