Work in the Off-Season

A recent collaboration I was commissioned by Mark DeCarteret to do for his as-yet-unpublished novel, Off-Season. This extraordinary novel, set in the gaudy squalor of Seatown, can be found excerpted at Word Riot.  Where are the brave publishers out there willing to take on literature that does more than attempt a “deceptive simplicity?” More

Pseudo-Hymn (After Rebirth)

Mark DeCarteret For Charles Farrell Saint talks-up viewings— wombs x-rayed, yesterdays zoomed-in-on, administered-to, brooding contumaciously, defying evolution. Faux goddess, how I’m justified– kindling lit-upon, managing non- neon, our quandaries resigned! *Music by James Rioux Mark DeCarteret is currently the Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His poems have been published in AGNI, Boston Review, Chicago… More

Abduction

Mark DeCarteret Afterwards– bedlam cardinals descending everywhere, fate gyrating, heaven’s inked– juxtaposing knees, liturgies mention nothing of peculiar quiet, reddened snows, trumpeting! Universal vocabulary’s whimpering, x’d yielding—zeros. *Music by James Rioux Mark DeCarteret is currently the Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His poems have been published in AGNI, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Salt Hill,… More