Dream Crasher is a 12 chapter comic series with artwork by Reed Olsen. We launched the first chapter in 2015, and have since completed four chapters and successfully funded two Kickstarter campaigns. The story follows a group of children who survive a bizarre cataclysmic event and find themselves sharing a strange new world with angry ghosts, beasts made from human parts, and interdimensional parasites that want to feed on their dreams.
Reed Olsen and I took a poem I wrote and adapted it as a comic. The zine includes an additional story by Reed.
Extracting Beauty from the Darkest of Places.
The story of the grief and trauma behind the comic Dream Crasher.
Sci-Fi Alien(ation): Diversity and Bigotry in Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
My first contribution to GeeksOUT on diversity and bigotry in Science Fiction.
Solarpunk: Fighting the Trajectory of our Dystopian Future.
Solarpunk offers creators a unique opportunity to envision a world with a more diverse and eco-friendly future..
What Started as a Whisper Slowly Turned Into a Scream.
A narrative account of how the worst day of my life unfolded.
Sometimes I Don’t Mind.
The story of how my dog taught me to smile again.
While I no longer write any poetry, my years competing in Slam profoundly shaped my writing. Below are some videos and PDF's of some of my favorite pieces.
A live recording of my poem "Rebirth" from the Intangible Collective's 2009 show at Wonderland in Astoria.
A short poem that needs no introduction.
A performance of my poem "White Flag" on the semi-final stage of the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational in 2008.
No Point of View.
A collaborative piece I wrote with Sean Gallagher. This is our performance from Herkimer County Community College in 2010. With special appearances by Kristen Tomanocy and Joseph LMS.
A collaborative piece written with my 2008 SUNY Oneonta Slam Team (Sean Gallagher, Kristen Tomanocy, and Saint Peace). Performance is from the 2009 Soundbites Poetry Slam.
Another collaborative piece also written with my 2008 SUNY Oneonta Slam Team (Sean Gallagher, Kristen Tomanocy, and Saint Peace). Performance is from the 2009 Soundbites Poetry Slam.