I received my MFA in Writing from Spalding University. I'm also a founding editor of the Wrong Tree Review. My work has appeared in Thieves Jargon, Underground Voices, Pear Noir!, decomP, Zygote in My Coffee, Cut-Thru Review, and others.
The things that please the little conch shell-things inside my ears are: Nick Cave, Joy Division, Tom Waits, Morphine, Iggy Pop, Roky Erickson, The Paper Chase, The Swans, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Munly, The Cows, The Melvins, Hasil Adkins.
The flicks that please my eye holes and massage my brain folds are: Barton Fink, The Proposition, An American Werewolf in London, Control, Vincent and Theo, Pollock, The Royal Tenenbaums, A Clockwork Orange, Psycho, Vertigo, Wonder Boys, Adaptation, Blue Velvet, The Squid and the Whale, Henry Fool, Naked Lunch. Documentaries: Crumb, Born Into This (Bukowski), Be Here to Love Me (Townes Van Zandt), Rest In Pieces: A Portrait of Joe Coleman, You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson, It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (Hubert Selby, Jr.), The Devil and Daniel Johnston.
I write because it seems like I always have. I think it's probably one of those "born with" things, an obsession that is at least beneficial in some ways.
My creativity is fueled by the things I observe in this weird world, and by the creativity of others that I admire.
Favorite authors: Harry Crews, Hubert Selby, Jr., J.G. Ballard, Sam Lipsyte, Breece D'J Pancake, Will Christopher Baer, Bret Easton Ellis, Nick Cave, Mark Richard.
Oh man! Dude, your Gacy comments are so interesting. I just read about Gacy's rope trick (I mean Jack Hanley's rope trick) and just placed a hold on that Jason Moss book from the library. Man, I can't believe I haven't heard about it. Thanks...Jarrid.
Dude, the feral beard comment was one of about 150 classic moments/lines in that movie. Jeff Daniels OWNED it. "He's a bit of a halfwit" kills me every time as does "hey brotha."
Who would have thought, at the end of '83, that Mr. Murphy wouldn't be in the HOF? Man, his 82-83 seasons were monsters! I loved the guy. Had/have his rookie card. Won't go up in price! Ha, yeah Ty Cobb was ruthless. I used to have him on my microleague baseball team...he and Hack Wilson were my two key picks. I had Hack's stats for the year he hit 56 and 190...and he always struck out in microleague. Still haunts me, that pick.
Good luck w/ your ss collection. You should definitely send it out, bud. D
Squid and the Whale ftw. Also, Ty friggin' Cobb? Everyone hated that guy (that used to be known only by baseball geeks until that Costner movie came out). Hope you're good, bud.
I notice we have similar taste in movies. Did you ever see "Fay Grim," the sequel to "Henry Fool" with Parker Posey? If not, I recommend it; if you did, what did you think of it?
FIRED UP to hear the Ota Benga story got taken by Thirst For Fire. Killer story deserves a fantastic journal.
hi! Great to see your work here.
Thanks, bud, for the comments about fucking retard. Very cool. The "blown glass that went wrong" - beautiful. David
Hot damn, son! I say a big old hot damn!
Fantastic, Jarrid. Loved "Bad Hop". Read it a few times. Yeah, man, this place is greatness. Dig in!
Oh, and also loved your UV piece, and of course 1/8 in TJ. Nice.
Thanks, David! This looks like a really cool and beneficial place. Awesome that you have read "Bad Hop." Thanks for that. Going to dig in now and read the hell out of some stuff.
Welcome! Last night I was going to ask Sheldon about inviting you. Fantastic.
"When you think about an aluminum bat connecting with a frog, you really never stop to think what sound it might make." Classic.