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Care to hear some superb and haunting poetry? (Audio selections from Dennis Villelmi’s “Fretensis”)

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.



Check out Dennis Villelmi’s “Minutes.”

“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





Dennis Villelmi interviews the Woman in Room 237!

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.



The Bees Are Dead features my story, “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal”

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”





The Powers that Bee.

If you haven’t visited the The Bees Are Dead recently, then why not stop by this weekend?  There is some terrific poetry from Wren TuathaAllison Grayhurst and Randall Rogers, as well as some truly amazing “Masters of the Universe” fan art by celebrated film art concept designer Paul Gerrard.  (80’s kids will love it.)

The newest item featured over at B.A.D. is an official response by Beth Fukumoto, who is a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, to a racist hate letter that she recently received.  Fukumoto, who switched her party affiliation earlier this year from Republican to Democrat, has been a target of racially motivated antipathy since then.  (Fukumoto was actually interviewed by B.A.D.’s own Dennis Villelmi in April.)




Like Something Outta Shelley by Dennis Villelmi

Linking here to another outstanding poem by Dennis Villelmi.  This one was just published by In Between Hangovers.

The piece is haunting and perfect.  The stream-of-consciousness style works beautifully.  It characterizes the speaker in depth, and it surprises us when it arrives at its terrible conclusion.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I envy this man’s talent.

Source: Like Something Outta Shelley by Dennis Villelmi

Publication notice: The Bees Are Dead will feature “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal.”

I am honored to share here that my colleagues over at The Bees Are Dead have agreed to publish my science fiction – horror story, “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal.”

The story, which originally appeared in Dagda Publishing’s “All Hail the New Flesh” story anthology, should be featured at the online magazine’s website by the end of this month.  I will post a link here when it appears.

I am quite grateful to Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron and Dennis Villelmi for this opportunity — not to mention B.A.D.’s invaluable editorial input, which helped me to tighten up my writing considerably.  Cheers, Mates!



*Covfefe dooon’t like it …
ROCK the Casbah, ROCK the Casbah!
Covfefe dooon’t like it …
ROCK the Casbah, ROCK the Casbah!

*In best doctor voice: “Okay, now turn your head and covfefe.”

*”Covfefe at me, Bro!!!”


Okay, I will stop making these jokes tonight.

I was chatting with Dennis Villelmi today, and I told him the entire situation is stupid on so many levels. The president is stupid for tweeting “covfefe;” WE are stupid for finding it so funny, as though we were a group of junior high school students; the press sounds at least a little stupid for asking about an obvious typo’s “meaning;” Trump’s supporters are stupid for buying into the idea that it was a message in Arabic; Sean Spicer is stupid for trying to pretend that it was … a coded message? To a “small number of people?”

At the same time he’s trying to avoid the implication that Trump or his people are passing information to the Russians?



Dennis Villelmi interviews Rob Goodman

Be sure to stop by The Bees Are Dead for Dennis Villelmi’s interview with actor and author Rob Goodman.  Depending on your tastes in film and television, you might recognize him from “Gangs of New York” (2002), “Game of Thrones”  (2014) or “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003).

Mr. Goodman was a truly wonderful interviewee, and spoke on subjects ranging from his own tumultuous school days to the field of paranormal inquiry known as psychogeography.

And hey — while you’re there at The Bees Are Dead, also be sure to peruse Ryan Quinn Flanagan’s poem, “The Birds of Afghanistan.”  It’s a terrific piece.