Sunday, January 15, 2017

10 Years Of Wred Fright's Blog!

It was ten years ago on this day that I published the first post on this blog.  I joined Blogger initially to comment on King Wenclas's blog, and then figured I should actually do something with the blog.  I had some poems hanging about from a poetry reading I got suckered into (I was planning on reading from my first novel and then learned it was a poetry reading series, so I had to quickly write some poems), so I threw them up as posts.  Gradually, over the years, the blog came to be the entirety of WredFright.Com, as Google made it more functional.

There probably aren't too many blogs still running from a decade ago, so, to celebrate, I'll be running some poems in 2017.  Thus, things will be very similar to 2007.

Cheers to ten years of blogging!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Wednesday Evenings"

Red Fez has published a poem of mine, "Wednesday Evenings".   It's missing the last three lines currently, but I hope they will fix that soon.  Until then, the final three lines are:

be free again
and Thursday mornings
not to be so regularly horrible.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Pound It" & "A Stupid Limerick"

New Pop Lit has published a pair of poems by me.  They are "Pound It" and "A Stupid Limerick".  Grouped together, they get called "Two Cat Poems".  I love the cat pictures accompanying the poems!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"Dear Dave In Human Resources"

Cabildo Quarterly has published a short story of mine, "Dear Dave in Human Resources".  It is available in print from them and online here.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

"A Miniature American Dream"

Appropriate for this presidential election season, New Pop Lit Interactive has published a poem of mine entitled "A Miniature American Dream".

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This Document Has Self-Destructed!

Recently, I was surprised to get a letter in the mail requesting a copy of a thesis I did on zines back in the 1990s.  I had interviewed a number of zine publishers and others associated with zines for the thesis and as a thank you, I put together a zine version of the thesis to send them.  Being zinesters, they, of course, reviewed it in their zines and soon I had other zinesters contacting me to trade or buy a copy.  One of those old zines must still be floating around somewhere because recently someone wrote me for a copy, enclosing $3 to cover postage and printing.

Well, there's been a bit of inflation since 1996, so $3 doesn't cover production costs anymore.  Charmed by the request, I honored it, but this post serves as notice that this thesis is out of print.  If anyone sends me $3 for a 20-year-old zine, then he or she will receive $3 back in the mail minus the cost of a stamp plus an offer to email a copy of the thesis to them.

Plus I've written better work about zines since the thesis.  There's the dissertation, and, best of all, an article I wrote for Books And Beyond (get it from your local academic library).

It's nice to see that people are still interested in academic studies of zines and zines themselves.  I have had a number of requests over the years from other scholars interested in zines for interviews and whatnot, but seldom does anyone remember to send me a copy of the finished work.  If more academics could emulate This Document Will Self Destruct In 30 Seconds (which actually wasn't the title of the thesis; it was just a sticker from a set of spy-themed stickers that my mom gave me that I threw on the front of the zine for giggles), then that would be a good thing.  Please share the results of your work with those who helped you achieve it.