Friday, August 10, 2018

"Ars Homelandia" in Philosophical Idiot


Epic or fake epic? Is a sonnet still a sonnet if it doesn't contain a volta? Or is the volta there, and just very subtle?

You decide.

Thank you to the editors of Philosophical Idiot for including "Ars Homelandia" in their August run. Click here to read.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Don't Support Amazon, part 1,000,000 and 1

Here are more reasons to get your books and various goods elsewhere, if you needed more reasons. This morning at the Guardian:


Amazon's warehouses were found to be one of the most dangerous places to work in the US; Bezos is the richest man in history.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Don't Support Amazon (or Me on Amazon)


There are a million reasons why you shouldn't buy books or other goods from Amazon, and if you're reading this you probably already know that. I won't preach to the choir.

Still, some of my books are for sale there and that bums me out. Many small publishers can't really afford other means of distribution. Still, to put it bluntly: don't buy my books on Amazon, please.

If you're interested in a copy of Ghosts and Doppelgangers, Death Salad, or O Gory Baby (EDIT: turns out I'm out of that one), I've got a few copies kicking around. Email me at bliening at gmail dot com. I'll mail you a copy and you can avoid giving your hard-earned money to a corporation that doesn't deserve it.

Currently Reading: On the Shortness of Life by Seneca