March readings

I have two readings coming up next month: 

* March 2nd, Brooklyn. Diamond Mouth Surprise at La Sala. I'll be reading with accompanying visuals from Grier Dill

* March 7th, Boston. An AWP related reading of presidential flash fiction. There will be an open bar courtesy of Electric Literature and Tumblr beforehand, so if you are at AWP you outta drop by. (You can read my presidential flash fiction, on John Adams, over here.)


Moby-Dick: "Another Great Book of Words and Sentences"

I wrote a book report on Moby-Dick by compiling random sentences from negative reviews for Sasha Fletcher and Leigh Stein's The Book Report reading series. You can read it online

It’s gauche, jejune, primitive. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t object to unfamiliar words. Quite the contrary, I enjoy adding obscure words to my vocabulary and sprinkling them in my conversation. The whole time I kept thinking, what the hey is this?? Out of nowhere it goes into this dull drum solo.  It reminded me a bit of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, whatever that is called.