a big, large, over-sized thank you

photo by Jerome

A thank you to everyone who came out to the Gigantic magazine launch party. I think several hundred of you did and it really meant a lot to us. Hopefully you had at least a little fun. Also thanks of course to Starr Space, Adron, The Five Cents, King Vitamin and our various lovely readers.


Also on the Gigantic front, we have unveiled our official website's proto-site. Which is to say, we have a lovely sample site created by Joanna Neborsky that features three very short stories and one long interview from print issue #1: Gigantic magazine official website.


In other news, I'm taking part in an elimae reading later this month. KGB Bar, May 26th, 7pm. Also featuring many good friends (and good writers) such as Justin Taylor, James Yeh, Rozi Jovanovic, Tao Lin, Kimberly King Parsons, Todd Zuniga and Dennis DiClaudio.


April elimae

New elimae is up and as usual contains a lot of fantastic work. Also one short poem from me: will we ever be forgiven.

Two previous elimae poems can be found here.

That's all.



I have been interviewed by Ryan Manning over at his thunk blog. Check it out here: Ryan Manning vs. Lincoln Michel

you have three wishes. what are they?

Unending vitality, unending creativity and unending love and affection from everyone in the whole world including strangers, birds, beasts and fish...but not bugs.


retarded in real life, on the mic rain man


Thanks to everyone who came out to Gigantic's Opium Live interview. It was a fun time and hearing John Wray and Terry Selucky be interviewed was great. Also thanks to Lee Bob Black for taking some pictures, such as the above. Gigantic has a bit of a response to a question we feel we didn't adequately answer when the four of us were wrestling over the mic. Read it here.


Also please save the date for the Gigantic magazine launch party and benefit! April 25th in Bushwick. This is going to be an awesome event with live music, DJing, cheep booze and free books and CDs appropriated from places that we work. Maybe a knife throwing competition too, who knows? Also short readings from the likes of Adam Wilson, Justin Taylor, Todd Zuniga, Lauren Soprher and many more. Feel free to download the flier and paste it around. It will be massive.


Oh, to be home again down in old Virginny

I'm very excited to say that I have a short story coming out in the next issue of the Oxford American. Oxford American is a fantastic magazine of fiction, journalism and writing of all kind about the south. Many of my favorite writers new and old, from Barry Hannah and Richard Ford to William Gay and Wells Tower, have graced the pages. So yeah, very excited.

More info as it comes...


Fletcher Fisch, Doppleganger

Apparently some gentleman with the improbable name of Fletcher Fisch has been dressing up like me (latex mask?) and attending downtown literary brough-ha-has. If anyone can put me in contact with him, please get in touch! He could be useful in an upcoming high-society jewel heist I may or may not be involved with.


I will be interviewed tomorrow by Todd Zunia for Opium Live alongside my Gigantic co-editors, playwright Terry Selucky and novelist John Wray. Come out to Happy Ending bar around 7:55 if you can.


launch party is confirmed for Starr Space in Bushwick, April 25th. Save the date!