Publications

Art Isn’t Fair, Los Angeles Archival Poetry Project, 2016

The first of a series produced by the Los Angeles Archival Poetry Project and Practical Records. Side A: TJR; Side B: Brandon Drew Holmes.

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Spirits of the Hive, Nonesensical, 2016

n…oN:,S-ens;;i/.c-Al:: (meaning) with contributions by
Audrey Wollen, EJ Hill, Gísli PálssonSafe, Becca Lieb, Adam Feldmeth, Ben Tong, & Páll Haukur

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 Towards a Theory of the Dick Pick, 2015

Towards a Theory of the Dick Pic was commissioned by Rhizome and presented on Rhizome.org. Through a text and photo series, I attempt to place the dick pic at the intersection of anatomical and juridical photography, the #selfie, pornography, and the global brand.

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Exit to Americana, Instant Paradise, 2015

excerpt from my forthcoming book was published in Instant Paradise, edited by Ella Gold. I read an excerpt at Poetic Research Bureau along with Caleb Beckwith and Kate Robinson.

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Tracy, California, Via Publications, Issue 2, 2014

Sometimes I wonder what they are looking at, but then I remember I am crying behind CVS.

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46 Food Porn, Recaps Journal, 2013

If food porn did exist, the analogous shot to the all important “cum shot” would be to show the end result of eating—shitting—not the process of making a perfectly roasted chicken.

4 Feet, Concord Press 1, 2013

Remember, this poem is just what everything that isn’t this poem leaves out.

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47 Feet, Dilettante, co-written with Rocket Caleshu, 2012

Footnotes are the figure of the fetish. Contribution to the annual journal published by Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange

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Research on the Topic of Twinks, 2012

Published in Jupiter 88, edited by CA Conrad

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Stuff NDAA, YOU FUCKERS, COME ON, YOU FUCKERS, 2011

I drive in a circle, following the police barricade around Solidarity Park. It’s 10pm November 30th 2011. I’m late. There’s a five block radius of caution tape, police cars, and officers in riot gear, which separates me from where Occupy LA has taken up its 60 day residence—a residence that ends tonight.

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WE WILL ALWAYS BE QUEER, 2011, winner of the &NOW Award for experimental literature

always look at “k” for something humorous. (the phoneme /k/ is not in fact correlated with the letter itself.)

words that describe what humor can be: off-color, off-kilter, off; surprising, shocking, strange; curious, queer.

/kwɪr/

something about “qu” is phonetically off. a voiceless stop caught in your mouth. it resists being articulated. /kw/ wants to be /k/, but it wasn’t born that way.

marx says the commodity is a very queer thing. the commodity is put in a position of being treated as if it has meaning that it was made to have. queers, too. “queer,” also.

something about “uee” is phonetically backwards. it puts the mouth in the unfortunate position of having to move from a fish face to a frog face, from sucking on a straw to eating a sandwich, from a kiss to a smile. usually, smiles precede kisses. they don’t always follow them.

things that sound like /kwɪr/: a door opening, a drawer opening, a pissed off cat, old ford breaks around a turn, the sound a child makes before the final explosion sound when signifying a car crash, the imitation of a record scratching made by some one who doesn’t know how to imitate a record scratching, a drunken slur of “come here,” leisured dandies.

the origin of queer is questionable. the origin of humor is Latin, umorem. it means fluid. all interrogative pronouns in Latin begin with “qu.” for example, quare. it means why.

words that rhyme with /kwɪ(ə)r/: here, fear, tear, smear, sneer, shear, sheer, sphere, appear, clear, cavalier, unclear, domineer, veer, veneer, revere, cohere, inhere, premier, near, leer, spear, sincere, mere, insincere, year, dear, engineer, auctioneer, cheer, severe, persevere, we’re.

something about “eer” is phonetically evasive. vowels in IPA get entirely new signs when followed by an “r.” “r”s are voiced consonants, slippery-close to vowels. the sound can be held out to theoretical infinity.

queer, like humor, embraces contradictions, celebrates paradox. both are masks for meaning. like mathematical functions, their meaning is their formal delivery/deliverance of content. (marxism is also an orientation—towards time.)

something about the word “queer” is syntactically troublesome. the category queer creates is not in fact correlated with a category itself. queer confounds. (queer is an orientation towards ontology—a polyvalence.)

/hjumər/

words that describe what queer can be: off-color, off-kilter, off, out; surprising, slippery, strange; curious, humorous.

always look at evasion as queering.

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