a midwestern heart, country-roots raised in the mitten state on a dirt road down the way from a trailer park.
i've streaks of anarchist, activist, artist, pagan, witch, queer, nonmongamist, etc. all running through me... and miss having folks close who can at the very least relate if not teach and/or passionately volley with me.
i'm conscientious and considerate, engaging and (mostly) articulate. i can sometimes be a handful in terms of too many ideas at once... but i'm generally able to offer myself to a conversation on almost anything. i miss late night discussions that mean something. i miss parties with a purpose. i miss non-biological family and closed-loop systems. i miss. i miss. i miss.
i am currently in a committed non-monogamous relationship with an amazingly talented and intelligent person who is currently living in Milwaukee. If you aren't down with/curious about nonmonogamy. I'm not the one for you.
i feel as though this is all over the place, and i apologize. it is difficult, as you know, to summarize the multitudes in any one of us into these little boxes, but thus is the way --- please do inquire at will. i'm actually quite articulate when the opportunity to be so seems a promising one.
practically --- I am a writer and a teacher. I work generally as an adjunct english instructor and traveling in the time between semesters performing poems and songs and other things. i run a small literary press, and curate events of communal and artistic nature when I am properly rooted.
i honestly have a rather agile singing voice, quite a sense of rhythm and solid skills behind a drum set, a way with words, a way with people... and references to prove it.
prose: djuna barnes, herman melville, donald barthelme, aldous huxley, john barth, vaclav havel, italo calvino, alfred jarry, ray bradbury, william s. burroughs, laurence sterne, dorothy parker, jr tolkein, anias nin, samuel beckett, d.h. lawrence, aphra behn, zora neale hurston, okla elliot, eileen myles, unica zurn, megan giddings, shakespeare, others. many others.
poem: wallace stevens, russell edson, walt whitman, sylvia plath, mina loy, guillaume apollinaire, ted hughes, stephen crane, matthew arnold, john berryman, hannah weiner, the baroness elsa von freytag-loringhoven, kenneth patchen, jackson mac low, ed dorn, rob halpern, nick demske, dolly lemke, amos tutuola, franklin rosemont, arimi baraka, ee cummings, catherine wagner, aase berg, mc hyland, daniela olszewska, gene tanta, evan willner, susan schultz, kritsy bowen, matthew klane, erika jo brown, sarah fox, jennifer karmin, laura goldstein, chelsea tadeyeske, cynthia spencer, etc.
screen: guilty pleasures: thelma and louise, a league of their own, the craft, natural born killers, the crow, etc. --- also animators jans svankmajer, jim henson, jiri trinka, will vinton. documentary, serial productions of an educational nature, etc. been known to enjoy other things. wish i knew more film-makers.
definitive of song: very album oriented, ... that being said...
songstresses such as tori amos, kate bush, fiona apple, pj harvey, etc. also industrial staples (think wax trax/nettwerk/nothing records) spastic jazz metal amalgamations (think early relapse/hydra head/robotic empire/now or never records and subsequent) weirdo or eerie folk (think secretely canadian, ashmatic kitty, jade tree, polyvinyl, etc.) a list of rad lady emcees --- jean grae, psalm one, nitty Scot mc, Lizzo, the buttress, hip hop such as aesop rock, old dirty, outkast, bone thugs n harmony, clouddead, and so on... wait... what have i done... i can't exhaust all of these... folk music, mo-town, classic rock, r&b, prince... it never ends... huge fan of cassettes so the nostalgia factor is not lost on me.
recent spins: janelle monae, light asylum, ponytail, dark dark dark, the locust.
definitive of sight: gustav klimt, alphonse mucha, jules cheret, aubrey beardsley, russell mills, late 19th century german realism, francesca woodman, rosie ships, edie fake, kenneth patchen, etc.
definitive of nourishment: raw garlic, brussel sprouts and sprouts in general. eggs. spinach. kale. kumquats. pomegranates. carrots. yogurt. beets. lentils. brown rice. dark chocolate, nuts of all sort, morels, shiitakes, maitakes, sea vegetables, fresh things. vegetarian is me.
you can hold your own in a debate.
you love deeply and sincerely.
you would like to trade a back massage.
you appreciate collaboration and cooperation.
you are open to or interested in non-monogamy/polyamory.