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Eastcheap makes it to semi-finals of Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries

Poor Jack, farewell! We wrote. We edited. But, like most people who submit something to be published or accepted for the theater, our words did not conquer. The Last Syllable team decided to take a first crack at playwriting. (If Shakespeare could do it, why can’t we!?) The product of that effort was Eastcheap, a […]

Fog Released

We released a new poetry zine called Fog at the Philly Zine Fest last week. Zoa and I each submitted five poems, and our friend Emily did illustrations and designed the zine. We sold most of our copies at the fest but we have some left that we’ll put up on the store today.

Brief Candle 4 Released

Brief Candle Issue 4 was completed just in time for Philly Zine Fest last week. We sold most of our copies at the fest but we have a few left that we’ll be posting on the store today. This was the first issue of BC to come out after Zoa joined the editing staff, and […]

Honest Mistakes Released

After years of writing, and even more years of editing, my collection of short stories and essays, Honest Mistakes, is finally finished. We held our book release event in Richmond Sunday night and online sales are now up for those who couldn’t make it to the party. After having worked for so long on this […]

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Solid Flesh

This entry has been sitting in the queue since April and I only just decided to post it today. The older I get, the more reticent I am to talk about my feelings and experiences publicly. There was a time when I was younger that I would readily discuss my mental health, or my personal […]

Look on’t again I dare not

After a long string of new (to me) books, I recently decided to pick up one that I have read before: Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. Rereading books was something that I did often as a teenager and young adult because I really enjoyed living in worlds where I knew I […]

Tear Him For His Bad Verses

Before I was anything else, I was a writer. I was probably eight or nine years old the first time that I sat down and wrote a story on my own, not for a school assignment, not because anyone asked me to, just because I wanted to. I still remember most of it, it was […]

Discovery (Fuck Seth MacFarlane)

Like any intelligent, cultured human being, I’m a huge fan of Star Trek. My early experiences watching Trek had a profound influence on my cultural and social ideas. It was Star Trek that introduced me to Shakespeare and to humanism. When I start looking for the seeds of the philosophies that have shaped my identity, […]