If you have funds and believe in their project, consider donating to their Indie GoGo Campaign.
I like this guy. Also, he is publishing a poem of mine in “Fuck Art, Let’s Dance” on July 1st entitled ‘Starfish.’ Stay tuned!
Books & Shovels
Jeremiah Walton is getting ready to start a cross-country travelling bookstore and publisher called ‘Books & Shovels’
check out their indiegogo campaign to learn more, and to help out
I think things like this can be really important for making new friends, building community, and getting more people writing and talking about books
if you’re interested, say hello to Jeremiah on facebook
Writing on the Road
Holding into 3 poems while driving
cursing this fucking road
Self-aware Poems & Poems About Poetry
“THERE’S A POEM IN THE MIRROR! I SEE IT!”
Poems that know that they’re poems, or critique poetry, seem to have harnessed a bad reputation, a ball-gag that tastes like filth.
I dig them though. Poems that are passionate and provoke emotion are good poems, at least in my little corner of subjectivity. I dig writing that employs strong images, and leaves a taste of itself (whether sour, sweet,…
We spent the night making out with star fish (consent was given)
Another asshole peddling personal beliefs
Humanity is really fucking up.
And I don’t know what to do about it. Do you?
The Apathy of our Species
published in Screaming With Brevity
Poets, come out of your closets
“Books & Shovels was not initially a station wagon. It was a frame pack on the back of founder Jeremiah Walton, a 19 year old poet from New Hampshire, U.S.A.. Hitchhiking at the time, Jeremiah operated a small distribution operation, street performing and hitting shows to spread the publications he released through his indie press, Nostrovia! Poetry, and for UndergroundBooks, a New York City publishing house. Books & Shovels had not even been named yet at this point. It was simply a new adventure for the recent high school graduate.”
Writer’s Edit, an Australian publication, covers the history of Books & Shovels, where it’s going, and how we are taking 21st Century Poetry by the throat.
Read the full article
Q: When you first approached me with your project, you mentioned Passionate Living over Making a Living. I love this concept. Can you tell me about your own journey to passionate living?
A: To be honest, it happened before I had the words for it. It’s simply how my brain is wired. Poetry clicked. Since it’s clicked, I’ve thrown myself recklessly against it. It’s what I’ve decided to do with my…
Brain synapses broken
I have 10 email accounts, multiple Facebook accounts, Tweet (@NostroviaPoetry), manage Nostrovia Poetry, Walking Is Still Honest Press, and The Traveling Poet, work for UndergroundBooks, am preparing for the 2014 NYC Poetry Festival, launching Books & Shovels, writing book reviews, have 7 blogs active, multiple blogs prepping, another publishing press preparing to launch, 3 books to publish, a…
"Poets, come out of your closets,
Open your windows, open your doors,
You have been holed-up too long
in your closed worlds.”
Over $1000 has been raised for launching our traveling bookstore, and 100s of books and publications have been donated to the cause. Your pledges will assist fighting apathy across the country, and pushing Passionate Living over Making A Living. Literary Manhatten, Writer’s Edits, The Baffler, among many other supporters have assisted in pushing this project forward. To everyone involved, thank you.
Pledges can be made here: igg.me/at/mobilebookstore
Poets, come out of your closets
“Books & Shovels was not initially a station wagon. It was a frame pack on the back of founder Jeremiah Walton, a 19 year old poet from New Hampshire, U.S.A.. Hitchhiking at the time, Jeremiah operated a small distribution operation, street performing and hitting shows to spread the publications he released through his indie press, Nostrovia! Poetry, and for UndergroundBooks, a New York City…
21st Century Poetry & Literatyre
by Scott-Patrick Mitchell for inclusion in #005 Fuck Art, Let’s Dance
Like; share; comment; post; tag; hashtag; repost: these are the terms by which our social media allows us to communicate. But how can we adapt poetry, a form of expression that actively adapts to and challenges the constraints of language, to this social network?
Scott-Patrick Mitchell is a modern poet taking advantage of…
Saliva dribbles discontentment
by Cee Williams
was directed towards my cousin
so I didn’t cry…like he did
the epithet however
was meant for the both us
black boy scouts
selling candy bars
in the suburbs.