is a one-man DIY publishing operation founded in Akron, Ohio, to publish my original poetry & fiction.
During my second semester of grad school in 2013, carrying on the DIY ethos I picked up through growing up poor and playing in shitty punk bands, I started off self-publishing my first book, a short story collection (no longer in print) called Tales from the Fringes, many of the stories in which originally appeared on my blog. I enjoyed the process so much that I vowed to continue publishing my work this way as a sort of labor of love, and since then, I have written & published a novel, Escapes/Out in the Garage (2014), two flash fiction chapbooks, The Ever-Present Moment (2016) and Dispatches from the Information Age (2017), and two poetry collections, Live Organ Transplants (2017) and Idiot Parade (2018), the latter of which I wrote during my March 2018 stint as the Akron Soul Train Artist-in-Residence.
As you might imagine from someone interested in publishing, I studied literature and creative writing (earning my Bachelor's at Kent State and my Master's at The University of Akron). In addition to publishing my own work, my fiction, poetry, and band interviews and reviews have been published in Insomnia & Obsession, The Cult, Literally Literally, The Devil Strip, and more.
This is my first attempt at starting at starting a publishing company.