Now’s the time to order your copy of Buk 100: My Old Man, A Birthday Greeting. Click right here for Newington Blue Press’ limited edition chapbook. Only 100 copies will be printed in this initial run, which celebrates what would have been Charles Bukowski’s 100th birthday.
When you read it, be sure take a gander at two poems of mine: “First Smoke” and “Guerrilla Poet.” (The latter piece is an homage to my good friend and colleague in the writing world, poet Dennis Villelmi.)
I hope you guys are looking forward to a great weekend! No matter what you’ve got planned, remember Buk’s advice — “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”
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Dennis Villelmi at The Bees Are Dead interviewed actress Brialynn Massie, who you may recognize from her roles in films like last year’s “Serena Waits” and “Lilith.” It’s a terrific interview, and you can find it at the link below:
Interview with Brialynn Massie
I am honored today to share some wonderful news — my colleagues over at The Bees Are Dead have graciously nominated a short story of mine for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology.
The title of the story is “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal,” and it was published last August over at the B.A.D. website. (You can find it right here.) It is an apocalyptic sci-fi horror tale in which nanotechnology is used for an astonishing medical breakthrough — but then goes horribly, catastrophically wrong.
I would like to thank B.A.D. Editors Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron and Dennis Villelmi for the nomination and their invaluable support for my work. I am truly grateful.
There’s a terrific interview over at Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine with my good friend and colleague, Dennis Villelmi. Dennis speaks at length about his career as a writer, from his early inspiration by the works of Clive Barker to his current work on The Bees Are Dead.
Dennis has always been a creator to watch, and he remains one of my favorite writers. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of the processes behind his unique and baroquely dark poetry.
Head on over and take a look.
If you didn’t catch these recordings last week over at The Bees Are Dead, I was honored to read from Dennis Villelmi’s superb book of cosmic horror poetry, “Fretensis: In the Image of a Blind God” (2014). The Bees Are Dead has graciously allowed me to release them here again at the blog.
Thanks again, Dennis, for allowing me to share your Gothic visions this way.
I am honored today to share with you three recordings of me reading from Dennis Villelmi’s Fretensis: In the Image of a Blind God. The Bees Are Dead has graciously published the readings over at its website; you can find them right here.
Thank you, Dennis, for allowing me to interpret your outstanding poetic work.
“Minutes” is a recently published poem by Dennis Villelmi that envisions a nuclear exchange.
It’s hauntingly lyrical and frighteningly timely. It’s a startling read, and I highly recommend it.
You can find it right over here at Duane’s PoeTree:
“Minutes,” by Dennis Villelmi
If you are a horror fan, you’re in for a rare treat. Stop over at The Bees Are Dead to read Dennis Villelmi’s interview with Lia Beldam, who portrayed the woman in Room 237 in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining.” (Fans of the 1977 novel and its 2013 sequel, “Doctor Sleep,” may recognize the character as the ghost of Lorraine Massey.)
Dennis chatted with Ms. Beldam about a few different aspects of filming — including her experiences with Kubrick and Jack Nicholson. It’s great stuff.
Thanks to Dennis Villelmi for bringing this painting to my attention.
I am quite grateful tonight to see The Bees Are Dead publish my apocalyptic science-fiction/horror story, “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal.” (You can find it at the link below.)
I hope you enjoy it. It’s definitely one of my darker tales, and I was fortunate to receive some terrific editorial guidance from Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron, which greatly improved my original text.
I’d like to thank both Philippe and Dennis Villelmi over at B.A.D. for granting me this wonderful opportunity to share my voice! Cheers, Mates!
“At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal”