Latest Podcasts

Seems like I’ve been doing a bunch of these lately. I hope my liver can take it.

Listen to Episode 60: “Asinine Poetry Happens”

Listen to Episode 59: “Asinine Poetry and the Public Option”

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September Silliness

New poems for the latest issue of include a great, timely poem (about the Disney takeover of Marvel) by my pal and rakish ne’er-do-well Dustin.

Buzz Lightyear, Herald of Galactus, Announces Merger” by Dustin Michael
Killer in the End Zone, for Michael Vick” by Richard Cairo
For a Congressman” by James Fabris
Oh, Please Do Read It” by Gary Lehmann
A Poet Considers Retooling for the New Economy” by Randy Koch
”Tour de Farce” Rebuttal” by Stoney Emshwiller
Peggy’s Shoes Are Size Four” by Swifty McSwifterson
Slippery Dick” by Howard Pflanzer
Mustachio” by Matt Dennie
Biology 101” by Stephen Kopel

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Asinine Poetry Prose

Who says a literary journal internationally ridiculed for the ridiculousness of its poetry cannot also be as well known for its equally ludicrous prose?

FIRST PRIZE “The Scourge of Unlawful Infants” by Stoney Emshwiller
SECOND PRIZE  “A Woman and Her Secrets” by Ed Kornfeld
THIRD PRIZE  “Tie Goes to the Dog” by Dustin Michael

The other entries and runners up will be uploaded once a month for the next 10 months.

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Confundo! Latest Podcast!

Listen to Episode 58: “Asinine Poetry and the Half-Drunk Prince.”

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Hot August Asininity

New poems on for August.
Bring Me a Coldie, Obama” by Richard Cairo
Aqui in Heaven” by Raul Chuletas
Tour de Farce” by Dana Esau Larsen
Thank You for Your Gift to Mizzou” by Katharine Showalter
Schtupping the Chupacabra” by Jessica L. Kleinman
My Dog’s Getting Older” by Albert Van Hoogmoed
beta carotene” by Stephen Kopel
The Sea” by Christian Ward
Has Anyone Seen My Meds?” by Ryan Quinn Flanagan
Alarm Clock Melody” by Heather L. Green aka the Dark One

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Titi Terry

My aunt Terry was like a second mother to me and a defining personality in my life and very much helped me to become who I am today. She passed away this week. A lot of celebrities passed away recently, in bunches as they usually seem to do. Oddly enough, I like to think of Titi Terry as one of a celebrity too. To me, she was a star, an exotic presence, the archetypal crazy aunt who would visit in a whirlwind of energy, manic laughter, malt liquor, and smoke. Buenas noches, Terry.

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Up in Sleepy Hollow

I had a great time reading with a couple of my Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery homeboys Carlos Hernandez and Sergio Troncoso for the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, on July 12. We went a-riding up there together. The actual reading was at Que Chula es Puebla, a charming Mexican restaurant with great guac and tacos al carbon. As well as gin and tonic. (Yeah, I wanted to drink margaritas before a reading, but then thought better of it. Maybe next time.) Thanks again to the lovely people at HVW for having us — and to Sergio, for arranging the whole thing, and for driving!

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