Operation Wreck You – by HERR LOUNGE CORPS feat. Jason O’Toole

Listen to OPERATION WRECK YOU Operation Wreck You Shower us with splinters Crucifix rain Our centers liquefy What is made will be unmade Direct us, kind Virgil Past she-wolf & greyhound Alley bat & lecherous professor Taint us, paint us Give in to mutilations Beasts & their marksmen You have been robbed Of a thousand … Continue reading Operation Wreck You – by HERR LOUNGE CORPS feat. Jason O’Toole

New Poems: Published all over the damn place

Black Flowers, a UK literary journal which celebrates the pleasingly peculiar, chose my new poem LADY TODAY to introduce their fourth volume. My fiancé noted that this publication had a feature about a local (to us in the greater Salem area) artist whose performances she's enjoyed, Handsome Devil Puppets: https://blackflowers.online/2016/10/12/the-weird-and-wonderful-world-of-handsome-devils-puppets/ My poem certainly fits the … Continue reading New Poems: Published all over the damn place

How to Die in America – the Final Days of Poet and Anthropologist Stanley Diamond

by Jason O'Toole Stanley and I had a routine. Every evening after we locked up the offices of Dialectical Anthropology I accompanied him on a brisk walk from 5th Avenue and 12th Street to his Tribeca neighborhood, then I’d jump a train to Harlem Heights. Stanley cut an imposing figure in his vintage navy officer’s coat and … Continue reading How to Die in America – the Final Days of Poet and Anthropologist Stanley Diamond

Black Seed read by Jason O’Toole — a poem of alienation

http://www.youtube.com/watch Black Seed I set out a bird feeder At the winter solstice No birds came Millet & thistle seed Rotted black I hung a cake of suet Powerful fuel for cardinal & finch To survive the harshest months There it remained Untouched I could hear them singing In my neighbors’ trees Titmice & jays … Continue reading Black Seed read by Jason O’Toole — a poem of alienation