Welcome to my website. Pardon the e-dust.
I’m JeFF. I write. I perform. I teach. It’s not unusual for me to combine all these things somehow. This site is the most coherent place to learn more about my work.
Everything under the Page category should be up and running. This is where you’ll find my publications (three chapbooks of poetry) and print-related activities. Retrospectives and samples abound. Older work like El Océano y La Serpiente / The Ocean and the Serpent remains relevant, and that chapbook is actually being re-released by Seven Kitchens Press in a new edition in 2013. Riff Raff is sadly out of print. Seven Kitchens and I still have copies of The Icarus Sketches / The Icarus Series, a collaborative volume with my friend Crystal Boson.
Stage is where you’ll see and hear my performance work. At the moment, this section is only partway complete. There is a full 35-minute set I did at Art Amok in Atlanta. There are spotlights from performances of the last few years, particularly my flagship poem “ADD TV” at the National Poetry Slam in 2010 and the piece that first got me onto Indiefeed: Performance Poetry, “There will be no reinvention of the wheel,” at the Texas Grand Slam in 2012. Speaking of Indiefeed, I’ve linked to my appearances on that podcast. I’m negotiating studio time to put together a new album, so there’s a placeholder there for the moment.
Community features my teaching, hosting, and other community-driven activities. I’m filling in the teaching area, and histories of the slams, open mics, etc. with which I’ve been closely associated will be going up soon.
Thanks as always to Carl Thorpe for his web-hosting expertise.
If you have any questions, you can post to most pages as well as send me an email at email@example.com.
Thanks for visiting,