Person

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Person 1 Person is the best young-author-penned-book I’ve read. I was somewhat relieved to read this book. I was glad there is a person out there more fucked up than myself. Pink = Person. Probably. I can’t imagine someone writing a book like this unless this is actually how they feel and what they do. They seem to feel a lot and not do much. Feeling a lot and not doing much aren’t conducive for getting thing… Read the rest
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Explosion-Proof Premier...

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Explosion-Proof Premier Issue Explosion-Proof is a quarterly literary journal published by Fairweather Press. Their premier issue is out now and they’re also accepting submissions for Issue #2. Issue #1’s cover features a black and white photograph of the Empire State Building and the tagline “What’s Outside The Window.” Here’s a paragraph from the Editors’ letter: “Explosion-Proof is not a blog, as we hate blo… Read the rest
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‘Blink and The World…’ Gets Decorated

Amanda Chen | February 18, 2013

“Matt from Alberta submitted a photo of his ‘decorated’ copy of Blink/Blank. Thanks, Matt!”

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An Interview with Mike Parish

Amanda Chen | January 22, 2012

In April, Mike Parish released a digital collection of poetry entitled, ‘People Who Don’t Me Think I’m Somebody.’ It’s available for free on the website peoplewhodontknowme.com. The collection is also available as a physical booklet, 50 copies of which will be given away on Goodreads.

In November of 2011, Amanda Chen interviewed Mike Parish about ‘People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody.’

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Describe what ‘People’ is about in two sentences.

Sometimes people think about me as being somebody and sometimes I think about other people as being somebody. I was never on the receiving end of this until recently and now I see that my life is pretty much the same as it was when I was on the non-receiving end of this.

In one of your poems, you say it’s creepy when a stranger follows you on Tumblr. Why do you feel this way? Do you feel this way about social networking in general?

Haha, I like it when people follow me on tumblr but I’ve found that some people just like to troll around on there. Social networking in general may not be for me. I enjoy certain aspects of it but I don’t need to know what someone from my high school is doing. I’d like to meet more new people online.

One of your poems mentions recording a rap song that you want to go viral. In your opinion, why do people want to go viral? Is it about fame? Fortune? Why do certain things go viral?

There’s something really fun about thinking about going viral. I think most people ultimately want to become famous because most people think being famous is great. I certainly do. Certain things probably go viral because …

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People Goodreads Giveaway

Amanda Chen | January 8, 2012

Lookout! – For your copy of People

We just mailed out 65 copies to the giveaway winners on goodreads. Thanks to all 444 people who entered!

Feel free to review it, people:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show
/13076893-people-who-don-t-know-me-think-i-m-somebody

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Win a Copy of Mike’s Chapbook

Amanda Chen | December 28, 2011

We have a giveaway for Mike’s chapbook ‘People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody’ on Goodreads!

4 days are left to enter, so if you want one, be sure to visit the Goodreads page and click “Enter to win” (you’ll want to scroll down a bit and look for the button shown in the diagram to the right).

65 copies of ‘People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody’ will be given away! Do you feel lucky punk? Huh? Do you?!

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Project Updates – End of the Year Wrap-Up

Amanda Chen | December 20, 2011

The view through my window

Here’s some updates regarding On Lives related projects:

The People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody giveaway has begun on goodreads.

Dan completed a chapbook and then moved to Missouri where he is training for the World Croquet Championship.

Mike completed a novella called, This Is What Here Feels Like.

The much anticipated Hello Later/Yellow Lamplight album, “Hello Lamplight,” is in preproduction.

Hello Later’s follow-up to 2011’s, Where I’m Calling From, is half done.

Electricians are putting the final touches on their album, Running, (which Dan is doing the artwork for?)

No one has heard from Filbert Conroy in quite a while.

Oh yeah and On Lives has a new intern, me, Amanda Chen. :)

Anything else?

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Coming Soon…

Amanda Chen | November 20, 2011

People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody chapbooks + the chance to win a free copy on Goodreads!!!
 

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‘Blink and the World Goes Blank’ Goes Digital

On Lives | May 12, 2011

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Win a Free Copy of ‘You Can’ on Goodreads

On Lives | May 1, 2011

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