I told myself I wasn’t going to do this anymore because it takes so much time, but I’m still super jacked from AWP.
So, I’ve got two copies of The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail left in my possession, & I’m selling them for $15 each (includes shipping). (EDIT: They sold out quickly, so if you would like an annotated version of the book, I would be happy to do a copy of Monogamy Songs, though, the entire book will not be annotated because it is a much, much longer book. It’ll still be awesome, though, I promise.) I will annotate the book, meaning I will write in most of the margins & draw clouds & penguins (!!) & it will become a completely original book. I will also include a copy of the lost Oregon Trail poem that never made its way into the book.
I do payments through Paypal. My username is my email: jesuis [dot] gregory @ gmail [dot] com.
Or, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email.
A few days ago, I was lucky enough to have a poem featured on Poets.org. It’s called “French Kissing” & it can be read here.
So I have some things going on at AWP & maybe you will come to one or all of them. Maybe you will bring your friends, that would be cool.
–I am signing copies of Monogamy Songs at The Good Men Project/Guernica table from 3-4. Books are $10. (Table P12) Or, if you already have yourself a copy, bring it. We can play tic-tac-toe.
–I am signing copies of The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail at the Mud Luscious Press/Dzanc Books table from 11-12. (Table Q6)
–Then, I’ll be signing again, this time for Monogamy Songs at the Small Press Distribution booths (414/415) from 2-3.
–At night, that Friday, I will be reading for YesYes Books during the Ampersand, Enging, & YesYes Books reading at McGreevy’s Irish Pub. Come! I will say very dirty things, & do my best to make my girlfriend blush. We will drink beer! I will have copies of Monogamy Songs on hand.
If we are Internet writer friends & you will be at AWP, I would love to meet you. Let’s make it happen.
I really can’t believe this. I mean, just…yeah. so, my poetry collection, The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. It’s an incredible honor. The other nominees are Samuel Amadon, James Arthur, Emily Pettit, & Sun Yung Shin. I’m beyond humbled to be included in such company. & I’d like to thank everyone who has purchased a copy of The Oregon Trail, helping keep it alive & moving for over a year now. It means mountaintops.
The second & third reviews of Monogamy Songs have found their way into the world, & both reviews seem pretty positive. The first one can be found at Word Riot, & the second over at Glorified Love Letters. Check check check it.
Monogamy Songs is now also available as an e-book.
The inaugural issue of Swarm Quarterly is live, & I was lucky enough to be asked to be a part of it. Click the link that is long & blue to read my poem, “Superhero Poem.” & then, click here to read a short interview I did with Dillon Welch, one of the four editors (just scroll down a little).
Megan Laurel & I have started a weekly webcomic called Sad Boy. If everything goes according to plan, it will be updated every Sunday. I hope you click over & like it & then like it even more & more & then share it with everyone you know & everyone you will soon know.
Thank you for being my friends.
The first review of Monogamy Songs has been published, & it’s in The Monitor, the newspaper based in the Rio Grande Valley. I’m talking about Texas, the part that is so close to Mexico that maybe it is Mexico. This is partly in support of the college visit & reading I will be doing there in late February. The review is very blush blush, & you can read the online version here.
Choice quote: “Distilling vulnerability, depression, sexuality and ennui, his chapbooks and collections give poignant voice to a whole generation of pop-culture-obsessed, cereal-swilling, unmoored young men.”
Over at Monkeybicycle, a short interview led by J.A. Tyler, where I say things like “Monogamy Songs is a hip-hop record. It is Hologram Tupac’s abs. It’s the fuzzy leg feeling when you’re laying in bed with the taste of a little too much NyQuil on the back of your tongue.”
HTMLGIANT does one of their “25 Points” about Monogamy Songs. You can read that here.
Choice cut: “I wonder if I would cry if I did hang out with Gregory Sherl.”
Or if you’d like a signed copy from me, I’m selling them for $13 (which includes shipping) through Paypal. My username is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be kind, pretty hearts.
Today (January 15th of the year 2013), marks the official release of my new poetry collection, Monogamy Songs.
To commemorate, my publisher, Future Tense Books is giving away a free bonus book with all orders of Monogamy Songs, today only. You can order it from their website for a breezy $11.
Also also, I am selling signed copies for $13 (includes shipping, if it’s stateside — a couple dollars more for overseas shipments) through Paypal. I don’t have a button (yet), but you can email me at email@example.com & we’ll work out all of the noise. the email is also my Paypal account, so you could send monies directly to there & I’ll get the book to you in the next few days.
A few choice cuts from Monogamy Songs:
Three short memoirs at The Collagist.
“Never Have I Ever” & “Village Poem” at Diode.
Add Monogamy Songs on Goodreads!
The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail is back in stock at Amazon. Get it.