The next 4 people to buy a copy of VORTEXTS from me will receive a copy of COLLECTED GHOST. Not COLLECTED GHOST from H_NGM_N circa 2009, COLLECTED GHOST from F.M.P. (Fire Man Press) circa 2005 when I lived in the Mission in San Francisco and made chapbooks in my apartment. This book is filled with different poems then the H_NGM_N version. They are from a time when I was trying to teach myself "to write poems that other people could understand". COLLECTED GHOST was designed by me and released on my press, F.M.P. It was made in a Office Max on Geary and Arguello. It is constructed of 50% stolen materials, including the size and shape which are the same as J Magazine, Jack Spicer's journal. Here is one of the poems from the collection:

Fuck Your Magazine

I really think my poems
would look beautiful 
in your magazine

for this reason I've decided 
not to submit them 
to your care

instead I am going to 
fold them into tiny effigies 
of famous men

Dwight D. Eisenhower
comes to mind and
Harry S. Truman

they have such beautiful names
I just hope my poems 
can do them justice


Please come to this reading (5/18):
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn

Alina Gregorian
Dorothea Lasky
Ben Mirov


Please come to this reading:
Cafe Orwell, 5/14/11 (7-9PM)

The Last CROWD w/:

Ish Klein
Greg Purcell
Matt Hart
Guy Petit
Ben Mirov

Facebook page HERE.


1.) VORTEXTS (SUPERMACHINE, 2011) is now available.

2.) VORTEXTS can also be purchased from me via Pay Pal (supplies are limited).

3.) Here is a trailer for VORTEXTS where I read a poem called "Diagnosis".

4.) NEW WAVES (by Ben Fama) + VORTEXTS duel release party 6/3/11 at Silent Barn.

Thanks Ben Fama & David Jou


Ghost Machine was chosen as one of the best books of poetry of 2010 for the Believer's Reader Survey.

Also, I just learned that Ghost Machine will be released in its third print run, this summer. If you would like to preorder a copy from me, email your address to benmirov@hotmail.com, and I will put on aside when they arrive.

Thanks, Believer Readers