Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Peek at Something

If you've been to the University of Cincinnati, I feel certain you enjoyed yourself. I did. For one, there was Kristi Maxwell, Matt Hart, and Evan Commander. Also, Kaitlin, a former student who travelled from Kentucky and brought friends! Good god, people, that's nice. And, Evan Commander made this broadside that you see above. This beautiful thing is like a bird of prey eating something. It is super cool.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Long Happiness Machine (See You in the Future)

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm Reminding You of This Because I Know You Don't Want to Miss It and You'd Want Me to Remind, So That's What I'm Doing, Like I Said

The Moor Poetry Series
presents a reading by:
Peter Davis & Kristi Maxwell
Tuesday April, 29 6:30 PM
840 Gallery
(located in the Steger Center at the University of Cincinnati)

Please contact 307.5055 for more information.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The First Time I Owned This CD It Was A Tape

In 1987 my brother was either a junior in high school

or a senior and I was either a freshman in high school or a

sophomore. Metallica was sweet and so was

Megadeath and so was Anthrax! Caught in the the mosh!

So were the Suicidal Tendencies. So was my my

Powell-Peralta skateboard. It was always Bones!

In search of Chin, mutha fuckers!

"I'm the man," rapped Anthrax on their seminal EP

I'm the Man. And they were. Cause me and Jason Matthais

loved RUN DMC too. It was a sweet time in ways.

It was confusing. But Scott Ian was fucking rad!

There was no denying that. You could sit around and deny

that shit for hours, but you'd get no where.

Scott Ian was bad ass and so was flipping up the bill

of your baseball cap and even writing something underneath,

on the visor. Dude, my Chuck Taylor's were duct-taped

because the left side of my left shoe was always ate up

from Ollies and just fucking skating, man.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Something Also

I totally understand that new books become "used" books and get passed along and sold through websites, etc. But what I don't understand is something like this. How can somebody sell that book for 42 bucks? Some people are selling it for $2.59. New, it cost 14.95. I just can't get how somebody in Vermont who has a copy with "light wear to one cover corner" can do this. I'm trying, but I feel stupid.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Summer Coming

Poetry happens. Even at coffee shops. Even through the mouths of former students. Even as the world spins and the babysitter sits at home and one of your kids is in Colorado with your wife. In just those moments too. Perhaps you made it to the MT Cup for the reading tonight. It was a nice evening. Everyone was well, even.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Endorsing A Canidate Is Not Very Cool

I wouldn't mention this but the fact is that thinking about it makes me nearly sick and very nervous. If you live in Indiana, for the first time (and maybe only time) in your life, your vote matters tons. If you can encourage people to vote, you should encourage them. Try, try, to make him win. We could argue about this, but that's not what I mean. I'm just saying, when things are right--they are right. H. Clinton may be a terrific president in the future. For now though, notice that there is something else that is closer to perfect. This shit is important.


Things That Arrive in The Course of Time

The Moor Poetry Series
presents a reading
by: Peter Davis and Kristi Maxwell
Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 PM
840 Gallery (located in the Steger Center at the University of Cincinnati)
Please contact 307.5055 for more information.

Are you human? You should travel, even if you have to travel an hour or two, to see this. Why? Why wouldn't you? From my perspective, that doesn't even make sense. Wake up, man.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Always the Uneven Shadow

Saturday, April 19, 2008

This Is Coming Soon!

Also Coming Soon: My presidential endorsement!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Today I Went with A Mustache and Big Sideburns!

I want to call it Little Loyd

I've basically had sideburns forever. This is Chavez
This is Lefty


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

She's a Fox!

Check out the Pilcrow Lit Fest!

Check out the staff recommendations at Powell's!

Check out the Bloof Blog for me reading a poem!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Things to note here:
--I am wearing a shirt that I still wear. I wear it in summer, un-tucked, with the sleeves rolled up. Or sometimes under a sweater.
--That blue thing to my left is a Battleship game.
--There are pictures on the wall that me and Mel and Darren did one time with crayons.
--I am listening to a record player that is very old. I still have it. Presently, it is in my son's room. Max is five and the only thing he wants to listen to is side one, record one, of Bruce Springsteen's The River. We repeatedly discuss our favorites, in order.
He likes:
1. Two Hearts
2. Jackson Cage
3. Sherry Darling
4. The Ties that Bind
5. Independence Day

I Like:
1. Sherry Darling
2. Jackson Cage
3. Two Hearts
4. The Ties that Bind
5. Independence Day

--I appear to be looking down, at Frank Sinatra, who appears to be smoking, and looking up at me.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tha Alibi

Where was I between 6:35 and 8:15pm on April 10, 2008? I was in Ball State's Worthen Arena watching the Harlem Globetrotters with my son, Max. There was this guy called "Big Easy" and another guy called "Sweet Pea" and other guys who also had exciting nicknames and very impressive dunking and ball handling skills. When they were throwing T-shirts to the crowd Max was standing up with his arms in the air screaming and shaking like a 5 year old screaming and shaking for a T-shirt. It was fucking sweet! And then this one guy got his uniform ripped off and he ran from the court in his underwear. Max was cracking up and so was I. No, I didn't talk to anyone I know, except Max. But I saw, from a distance, a guy from work. He was helping his kid leap a big puddle. Even though he wanted to leave midway through the 2nd quarter, when we got home Max said, "Do you know how fun that was?" and I said, "No, bud, how much fun was that?" and he said, "It was so fun....I think my head is going to explode." Fuckin' A!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Whoa! What Happened!

Shanna Compton and Jennifer L. Knox rocked the MT Cup last night. I hope you were there. If you were, you are probably a better person for it. If you weren't, you should still buy their books, because they are very cool, like a lemon flavored shot after a tequila flavored shot. As in, super.

Also, I've got new poems at Left Facing Bird, which is/was a sweet weekend idea.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Stuff That Is Brand New! Exciting!

Oh, this is something cool--the new MiPOesias. Not only do I have some poems in it, but there are also some pictures and recipes (seriously). And, is this is the kicker, a new review of Hitler's Mustache which at one point says, "This was like no other poetry book I know of in scope, and would make for a busy semiotics class...Maybe the most stimulating coffee-table book, but with no pictures whatsoever..." That's nice. Didi M. is a force of nature. I'm just grateful.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Not Just Another Muncie Monday

Seriously, Shanna Compton and Jennifer L. Knox, in Muncie, Monday the 7th, the MT Cup @ 8:00pm. This will be sweet and I'm a little turtle of excitement. This isn't the sort of thing you'd want to miss if you're in Muncie. Hello, we say, welcome.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

How Many Hitler Masks Have You Made to Wear for Your Break Dancing Routine?

I have made just this one.