1. A Carnage in the Lovetrees

    I wrote a screenplay a while back about an up and coming indie band that, while on tour are abducted, and the surviving members must deal with the fame that comes because of the tragedy. I was going to make this last year, but the funds never came through. 

    So there’s this band: A Carnage in the Lovetrees. We needed a history, we needed songs. I took the last record my band (the braille tapes) made the month before I left to grad school and appropriated it (now called Modern Life) for the film. We released maybe 50 copies, so this was perfect.

    Three years after that, Chad Fox (from the braille tapes) and I recorded a little record while I was visiting over the summer. We never released it. So, that became Carnage’s second record, Geriatric Noise. 

    A few months back, I flew out to Seattle for a visit and spent a day recording a couple tunes—these two (“Fires b/w Boredom” represent a 7” the band puts out while recording their full length Fires. 

    So here are three releases. The fourth release is in process and will be recorded, mixed, mastered, and on vinyl when the film shoots. But for now here is the history of this band in songs.

    I will be launching an indiegogo campaign to raise the funds to make the film, but that won’t be for a bit. But for now, check out these tunes. The band is fictional, but this may be the last time I mention this as a fiction.

    Here’s a link to a film I made back in 2011 Do You See Colors When You Close Your Eyes?  

    Love,

    Josh

  2. The Marble Room Reading Series XIII

    I’m reading tomorrow (Sunday, Sept 21) at 2pm. Uncharted Books in Logan Square.

    Joshua Young
    Brian Zarley
    Dottie Knight
    Wemberly Worried
    Keith Wilson

    Reading starts at 2:00, free wine and snacks!

  3. letteredstreetspress:

    ian-denning:

    playsinverse:

    Killer review of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE over at The Rumpus! Check it out, and thanks to Julie Marie Wade for the kind words!

    "Not since I read the title poem of Sharon Olds’ electric first collection, Satan Says, have I been so mesmerized by the power of a poet to inhabit and alter religious imagery to explore essential human truths—among them, the yearning for knowledge, the persistence of uncertainty, the limitations of language. If the artist is not a mere transcriber of life’s experiences, but one who translates experience into another form, a creation we would call art, then Young is an exemplary artist indeed."

    BOOM.

    CHECK IT OUT Y’ALL!

    Reblogged from: letteredstreetspress
  4. ian-denning:

    playsinverse:

    Killer review of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE over at The Rumpus! Check it out, and thanks to Julie Marie Wade for the kind words!

    "Not since I read the title poem of Sharon Olds’ electric first collection, Satan Says, have I been so mesmerized by the power of a poet to inhabit and alter religious imagery to explore essential human truths—among them, the yearning for knowledge, the persistence of uncertainty, the limitations of language. If the artist is not a mere transcriber of life’s experiences, but one who translates experience into another form, a creation we would call art, then Young is an exemplary artist indeed."

    BOOM.

    Reblogged from: ian-denning
  5. writingopps:

    Skydeer Helpking seeks submissions! whatmountains, who is one of the editors, contacted me and specifically said she is deeply interested in having more writers of color, and is committed to more trans, gay, and lesbian writing. 

    For more information, check out their website here.

    Reblogged from: alexispopeisagirl
  6. Matthew Shenoda: Christopher Columbus Was A Damn Blasted Liar

    dcwccc:

    Chair and Associate Professor Matthew Shenoda has an essay, “Christopher Columbus Was a Damn Blasted Liar,” over at Guernica. 

    Reblogged from: dcwccc
  7. For the Both of Us

    dcwccc:

    Associate Professor David Trinidad’s final (touching and emotional) post over at the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog. #poetry #friends #rachelsherwood

    This made me bawl in my office

    Reblogged from: dcwccc
  8. Jellyfish Is My Spirit Animal

    whatmountains:

    abigailzimmer:

    I have a new poem up at Jellyfish, designed and run by the amazing Gale Marie Thompson. Do read myshoesuntied's (Dalton Day's) poem for his grandmother, the wonderful whatmountains (Sara Woods) and Carrie Murphy as well.

    💗🌹🐬✨

    Reblogged from: saramountain
  9. dcwccc:

    PAPERWINGS

    we drank champagne with skittles at the bottom like our wedding night. the rapture comes up in conversation again, but we’re done talking about the church…”

    read more: http://goo.gl/51avhg

    Reblogged from: dcwccc
  10. pankmagazine:



    we drank champagne with skittles at the bottom like our wedding night. the rapture comes up in conversation again, but we’re done talking about the church & at this point it just turns into all the ways we’ve learned to hate our old christian friends. hate is a strong word—disappointed. new years eve, & we’re missing our single friends, we’ll play tetris till midnight, wait for the avian sunrise. where is this winter anyway?

    Read more of July’s issue here.

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