I Support Bald Eagles...

Meet my friend, Bald Eagles.

He is selling his art for cheap. You should buy some. And maybe drink some beer with him.

Here is his facebook.

He is an American Classic.

Thank You, Victor Cayro

paxjournal.com #11...

Issue #11 of paxjournal.com is live. You can read it here.

Thank You for Your Time and Consideration,


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If you donate any amount of money less than $20.00 ($0.01, $1.00, $19.99, etc.) to pax americana, we will send you a pdf of our 2nd issue as thanks. Donate here!

Yer the Best,


LIT 15/16 Release Party

This is the new issue of LIT. I am not the poetry editor of this issue, but I helped. LIT is having a release party. Come to this event. You will like it. The issue is packed with 300 pages of goodness. All the necessary details can be found here.




I recently finished a manuscript of poems called Ghost Machine. I am going to do a series of blogs about Ghost Machine. It is 64 pages long. It took me three years to complete the entire process of writing and editing.

So far I have sent it to Diagram/New Michigan Press chapbook competition, and Octopus Books. I think I am going to send it to Black Ocean, soon. Below is a list of poems from Ghost Machine and the places they have been published (some poems appear differently in the manuscript than in their previous places of publication) :

1.) "Sleepless Night Ghost" and "Ghost of a Morning After You Left Me" were previously published in Caketrain.

2.) "Blessed is the Crystal the Sleeps out of the Matrix," "Last's Paint," and "Zero Machine (formerly titled "(none)" " were published in Beeswax Magazine.

3.)"Sample Edits," "Blue Blue is the Sky Above the Labor of Faders," and "My Liars," were published in Shampoo.

4.)"Ice Machine," "Fog Machine," "Wave Machine," "Think Machine," "Soul Machine," and "You Machine," were published in H_NGM_N.

5.)"Ummm Bone," and "Kid Dream Title" were published in Coconut.

6.)"Ghost Node" was published Elimae.

7.)“Dream Capacitor” was published in Washington Square.

8.) “Ghost (2:37 AM),” and "Ghost Receptor" are forthcoming from Saltgrass.

9. Nameless Ghost was published in Cookiebomb.

Here is a list of the poems that have not been published or are waiting for responses from publishers:

1.) Eye Machine (unpublished)

2.) Ghost Drafts: Action, Yes (awaiting reply)

3.) Ghost Transmitter (unpublished)

4.) Lost Ghost (unpublished)

5.) Ghost of a Party at Bosco's Apartment (unpublished)

6.) Ghost Circuit (unpublished)

7.) Spacecase: (unpublished)

8.) Ghost of Two Days in September: (unpublished)

9.) Ghost Couple: (unpublished)

10.) Ghost (1:42 AM): (unpublished)

11.) Crush Ghost: (unpublished)

12.) Ghost of a Night at 12 Galaxies: (unpublished)

13.) Lie Machine (unpublished)

14.) Sample Playlist (unpublished)

15.) I'm a Floater (unpublished)

16.) Oakland is Golden (unpublished)

17.) Echo Brain (unpublished)

18.) Logan is in Sacramento (unpublished)

19.) Miss You Face (unpublished)

20.) Ghost (12:37 PM) (unpublished)

21.) Ghost of Two Choices (unpublished)

22.) Ghost (2:37 AM) (unpublished)

I hope that by blogging about Ghost Machine, I will be able to promote my manuscript and poetry to a wider audience of readers. If you are interested in considering Ghost Machine, or any of its available poems for publication, or if you have any advice about where to send manuscripts please feel free to leave comments or email me at:





Crispin Best accepted some of my work for his For Every Year project. Crispin is collecting writing for every year since 1400. The story I wrote is for the year 1492. You can read it here. This installment of For Every Year has a bunch of great writers in it. You should read everything and then send Crispin your writing so he can complete his project, which is unlike anything else on the internet.

Crispin has writing here and here and here and a bunch of other places. You will enjoy his writing.

Thank you Crispin Best.



To My Bay Area Peeps!

If you don't go see one part of this reading series, you will not forgive yourself. When I saw this, I was like Whaaaaaa! NYC got nothin' on this. Jimmy Chen, Brandon Scott Gorrell, Chelsea Martin and Mike Young are all writers I like. I just read Brandon's new book and Jimmy's book. Chelsea and Mike Young I have read less, mostly on the internet, but they are rad. You will laugh and cry. A more detailed post about this tour can be found on HTMLGIANT, here.

Peace, Love, Solidarity,


Poetry = Cash Money

This is an email from Amy Lawless regarding the sale of her "worst poem" on E-bay for $6.12:

dear ben, i'm sorry i missed your reading last night. i was so tired and hungover from previous consecutive nights partying and I just watched the wrestler starring mickey roarke and fell asleep at 9:30 pm. I hope it went well and that you'll allow me to attend your next reading.
here is the web site of the artist who won my worst poem ever.

He emailed me today that he couldn't wait to receive it and read it by a lake. I thought that was funny.

Mood Bloodgood

Now that we have bank, TACO TRUCK is well on it's way to dominating the world of small press publications sold in bodegas and at taco stands. Please check out Mariano's site and art which are both beautiful and captivating.

Thank you Amy Lawless and Mariano Chavez.