if you think about it as fucking around, my 2016 was a lot of fucking around.Baker’s Dozen
is the first 2017 Neon Burrito
“what have you done this year?”
“finished a poetry book.”
by jan 1. our initial stated purpose.
Baker’s Dozen is our 11th publication. thirteen poems each, which number i selected, and Morgan selected the title which references the number, it’s my favorite number.
i finished reading Morgan’s Stuck In An Elevator Between the 12th & 14th Floors Of An Apartment On Rossmore, which book isn't for sale in physical form currently for some reason. i underlined and underlined some lines on some pages. my response is that it’s rich in fantastic character substance, which is all i desire anyway, a pulse given words. i’ll miss reading his book as all good books are missed, like all good vacations are missed if you know what i mean, and if you don’t know what i mean i’m just fucking around really, solid book.
“worth it” is the Neon Burrito slogan. because of course it is?
without anyone asking us to, Morgan and i continue heading forward as writers. because: it’s not that we live to write, it’s that we write to live. i assure you that's the major reason. what’s being cooked at Neon Burrito Publishing for 2017?
glad i asked myself that question, because i can mention we might indeed finish transcribing db’s mom’s journals, and that might indeed be titled Violent Letters, although db isn’t sure he likes the title that’s from a description he gave of her journals, which journals largely talk about a) db her son’s alcoholism and his challenging music career, b) her liking to read and write, her dreaming of her words being read one day — we just have to build together at least 24 pages and give them some shape.
also in fact i may publish the next book from my own mother, who self-published a book, Waking Reality
, in order to inspire me she said but she always says that as she does these new things of her own curious design, and these things are always fascinating and never quite successful, i call them all marvelous she’s my mother, and automanifest is dedicated to her if you think about it, and if she indeed finished a new book i'll support her because that sounds like what i'd do.
now i'm currently mentioning: i want to write a book that’ll imitate Horacio Castellanos Moya, okay, i just mentioned that because you look back at this style of writing and where it came from and how it grew within me and things like that and, well, i don’t know who else gave me this but Castellanos Moya, whom i don’t mention for any reason but because i mean seriously where else did it come from, She-Devil In The Mirror
changed me, in terms of feelings, it altered my concept of how one might write, when i read it, i thought about that, how one might write, a literary version of feeling Almodovarian and okay, and i want to write an entire book in this form, which i believe will become one sentence, basically much like this sentence, yeah, this kind of writing is what i think i’ll be up to, okay, for a book, at least one book, since i like the gravitational pull of a long sentence, so much, love it, the psychological value of a long, long thought, in fact Cosmic Robotics has a section of a short story written like this, yup, from back after i read Castellanos Moya’s recent american release, although when i mention this form i realize what is risky, among many risks, so an example of what is risky is that sometimes when you mention an idea to a person the idea grows within their own thoughts, okay, within the head of the other person the idea takes a direction that might end up being a false direction, in terms of where the artist ends up heading, sure, sure, i might not write this book, or maybe i’ll write this book another way, and artist is such a funny word i’ve recently realized, owing to John Waters yeah, but also i can’t quite not admit that i’m not a writer so much as my own type of person, and here’s what the cover to my next book which is going to be an autobiography (they call it the golden age of nonficiton, okay) about my 2017, during which year i plan to figure out how to become a sensible adult with a career that can sustain my literal future, and i might probably write the whole goddamn book like this, if i can commit myself to writing an entire book like this, and so the book cover currently looks like:
thinking about it.
Neon Burrito Publishing, "Established but not in The Establishment", Morgan put on the back of his yellow sweater he made online, inspiring me to make a t-shirt with all our book titles on it
thanks for letting me spend my time typing this. will i spend this long typing for Neon Burrito’s fb page
? i mean i doubt it. the aspects of this relatable here at xixax refer to the enterprise of living creatively, i believe. thanks again.