My Debut Poetry Book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, On Sale Now!

My debut poetry collection, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot has been released! You can buy the book at major retailers like Amazon,, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Book Depository, Hudson Booksellers, Target, IndieBound, and most independent bookshops, including Powell’s, either in-store or via IndieBound. Full list of where to buy my book here. Locals can find a few autographed copies at Cathedral Cafe & Books in Fayetteville, WV and... Continue Reading →

William Carlos Williams: Young Woman at a Window

Another essay I wrote for my poetry class, this time analyzing "imagism" in two different versions (the original upublished draft vs. the revised published version) of William Carlos Williams' "Young Woman at a Window." "Young Woman at a Window" by William Carlos Williams Show, Don’t Tell: Analyzing Imagism in Williams’ “Young Woman at a Window”... Continue Reading →

Emily Dickinson: I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed

In case you readers hadn't noticed before, I'm as passionate about poetry as I am about music. It's part of my heritage from both sides of my family and something I greatly enjoy getting lost in when I have free time. I love reading poetry, writing poetry (some of which has been published elsewhere), reading... Continue Reading →

Katie Ford: Blood Lyrics (Poetry)

Katie Ford's upcoming poetry collection, Blood Lyrics, possesses an authentic fierceness of emotion coupled with a literary eloquence that is all too rare in modern poetry. Blood Lyrics will be released by Gray Wolf Press on October 21st. [ O where has our meadow gone? that which swept us here? the orange cosmos and aster?... Continue Reading →

Saul Williams: Live on The Colbert Report

In case you missed poet Saul Williams' recent appearance on The Colbert Report, here's his mesmeric spoken word performance of "Amethyst Rocks" from his new poetry collection The Dead Emcee Scrolls. Williams is currently starring in Holler If Ya Hear Me, a Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Colbert ReportGet More:... Continue Reading →

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

By: Brendan In a search for poetry, I stumbled upon a great piece of music composed by Elliot Del Borgo. "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" was inspired by, named for and begins with a recitation of the Dylan Thomas poem. You can hear a recording of the piece by Texas All State... Continue Reading →

Contrast Podcast: Poetry

This week's episode of Contrast Podcast features poetic introductions. I read "The Erl King" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (text below), which I paired with Hannah Fury's "Beware the Touch" (from her Through The Gash album).Contrast Podcast - Poetry (mp3)Hannah Fury - Beware The Touch (mp3)Or if that link doesn't work, you can grab the... Continue Reading →

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