new novel excerpt is up who doesn’t have feelings

Hello! Maybe you know that I spent about 9 months writing a novel that I am editing right now, maybe you know that Bomb published an excerpt a while back, maybe you know all kinds of things, but did you know that today another excerpt was published? It starts like this

He was walking past some train tracks when suddenly there was a lady tied to them, and so he reached for his knife and slit the knot as tenderly as he could muster and fell to the side and grabbed her with his mouth to better pull her to an area resembling safety. He dusted off his pants. She asked him if he had put her there and he told her that he did not believe that he had.
She told him that that made sense. She told him how generally it was men that did this. She told him how they generally twirled their mustaches and had a general air in general of fear and of panic manifesting itself as a sort of abuse of power to compensate for their total lack of understanding of how to deal with their fear and panic, which they assumed they alone felt, and that, additionally, this made them weak in the eyes of others, and unlikely to receive their long past due and much-deserved compensation and/or blowjobs. She told him how anyone who didn’t go around experiencing a general air of fear and panic at the world as it presented itself to them was either not looking at the world at all, or somehow they were some sort of total aberration, untouched by doubt and worry, and wholly unable to empathize with their fellow humans. She said Like a mountain. Or a bandit. He said How are bandits not an act of fear and panic? She said They just aren’t.

and can be found here.

heyteebs

heyteebs:

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Last night I read for the Book Report, a reading series hosted by Sasha Fletcher and Leigh Stein in the East Village. As the title suggests, it’s goal is to get poets and writers to deliver a middle school style book report for a drunkish crowd of adults(ish). It was also the Book Report’s 3rd…

tommy read this because once we were drinking and i made him. i made him report on this, and he did it, because tommy is a fucking champion.

getting back into getting back into being alone

recent answers to ok cupid questions

Would you go out with a smoker?

  • Yes

Your explanation

I am writing a western and I’ve never even seen the desert.

On a typical night, what time do you go to sleep?

  • By 1am

Your explanation

This morning at 230 or so I thought I saw a really precisely coiled cloud of smoke on the other side of my bed and apparently I started backing away and yelling and then fell out of bed and hit my elbow on the side of my bed and man that was weird huh

Do you like to dance?

  • Yes

Your explanation

Today it was so humid that I changed from jeans to shorts and then played DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL because Monica is probably still kind of important.

Do you masturbate?

  • Yes

Your explanation

It should be stated that on the one hand, LBJ got us involved in Vietnam, and tore this country apart. On the other hand, he was personally responsible for the Civil Rights Act, the NEA, the NEH, school lunches for kids who couldn’t afford them because 1) everyone should be able to get a meal and 2) how the fuck are you going to ever learn if all you are is hungry? Have you ever been hungry? Like really and truly hungry? It’s fucked you guys. Also Medicare, Medicaid, more funding for PBS, Consumer protection services like cigarette warnings and food safety standards, about a dozen environmental protection acts. Anyway, LBJ was pretty complicated.

Do you ever date to avoid being alone?

  • No

Your explanation

One day I would really like to meet a nice girl and maybe stay in like a cabin type situation between some woods and a lake and sit in the tub and eat spaghetti together. Ideally it’d be a claw foot tub but I mean life isn’t always ideal, you know?

After a sexual encounter, would you ever tell your partner that they were “the best you’d ever had” if it was not true?

  • No.

Your explanation

The whole “I can never tell a lie” thing re: Abraham Lincoln may or may not have been greatly exaggerated but either way the dude was a great speaker and then he got shot in the head.

heyteebs

heyteebs:

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Last week’s poetry mixtape was so fun/cute, and was met with such whooping enthusiasm that I decided to make it a weekly treaty-treat. The thing is—I come across so much stunning & arresting work online all the time that gets covered too quickly by the general feed of THE INTERNET I want to…

tommy pico put me in a thing because tommy is a sweetheart

glittermobmag

glittermobmag:

hey glitter goons,

we’re live! <3 <3 <3

Check out the first issue of glitterMOB wherein:

sry, Tracy Dimond can’t talk right now
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb remembers something called aol
Christina Drill tells you when it’s ok to wear underwear
Carabella Sands protects you w/ her eyelashes
David Trinidad puts the world on a pink post-it

I have poems in this and so do some other people