I studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Taking part in the underground press movement, I edited and published the literary zine, The Crisp Fabric. My work has appeared in The Commonwealth Times, The Sirens Call, and countless zines. There is an e-book of my essays called Evelyn Avenue and Elsewhere that focuses on the time I spent living in Nashville.
I have been published in the August 2019 issue of The Sirens Call, page 69. The poem, “Moses Container,” was written in the wake of the Heaven’s Gate suicides. It was the time of the three-tailed comet, the time when the internet was just starting to get noticed. (Using the read aloud feature works particularly well.)
This chapbook is a purge of the pieces I’ve written throughout the years. It partly focuses on the time I spent in Nashville. I thought it would be a major city with a low cost of living and a happening music scene. I was wrong on two.
Evelyn Avenue and Elsewhere is not for children. There is an explicit scene and some strong profanity.
I took all of the photographs on the main page of this site.
Here are some friends and family whose help along the way has been invaluable:
Ann Koi • We exchanged zines long before we met. She came to visit for a few days. There wasn’t any funny business, we just hung out…mostly in silence.
Jim Shelley • Jim is a pioneer of the DIY movement. He’s a legend in the local scene. I have every cassette he gave me, even though I no longer own a tape deck.
Eric Bennett • We are on compatible wavelengths. We’ve conceived many great projects that will never come to fruition. He’s my go-to guy for graphic design.
Jhon Ackerman • Cinder Harvest was mastered at the Recording Zone. It’s a high-tech, custom-designed, fully functional recording studio. Jhon is a cordial, honest man.
Stephen Brandt • He could draw a perfect R2-D2. He made an anti-smoking ad that was shown in theaters. Now, he designs nicely illustrated decks of playing cards.