Line Me Up

The third issue of The Lineup crime poetry chapbook series is out, featuring the work of Patricia Abbott, Joe Barnes, Henry Chang, Reed Farrel Coleman, Sarah Cortez, Michael A. Flanagan, Anne Frasier, James W. Hall, David Hernandez, Amy MacLennan, Carrie McGath, James M. McGowan, Kristine Ong Muslim, David S. Pointer,

December Asininity

New issue for December 2009. “Asinine Christmas Poem No. 6” by Fenway Parker “Up on the Rooftop” by Albert Van Hoogmoed “An Obsessive-Compulsive’s Christmas Tree Decorating Guide” by Eileen Budd “Winter Asides” by Jessica L. Kleinman “Hold That, Tiger!” by Scott Emmons “A Recent Study” by Katharine Showalter “Gender Wars”


I was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the bratty baby of the family, surrounded by crime and comic books. My father worked at the airport at nights, but during the day he was a numbers bookie, and every afternoon I sat at the kitchen table, reading the Daily News while