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.
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
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
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.’
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 …