Pandemic Neoliberals Tacoma, before everything went to hell: eating fresh salmon and drinking martinis against a sunset backdrop of Puget Sound moments before the car crashed into a utility pole at ninety miles per hour and nobody survived the accident. Tow away the wreckage, no one wants to see it. Take off your facemask, orderContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Leah Mueller”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Allison Grayhurst

What were you as a man Aristotle?            Bend the mind in fifteen different places to pull out a particular, that at the moment of capture, shifts form and demands further adaptation.            Summersault through definitions, substances, entities – modeling God on unity, and evil on chaos.            What genius generates such a mind, dilemmasContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Allison Grayhurst”


Engineers (On Our Coffee Break) We used to go down by the tracks to throw stones at the trains as they went by There was something satisfying In the clang of a rock bouncing off a tanker Sometimes we would sit on the steps of an old caboose and pretend we were engineers on ourContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt”


I Got You (Addiction’s Lullaby) While I’m here, Motherfucker, and you got your jack up going, let’s get something straight. Your momma don’t own your ass. Your daddy don’t own your ass. Your old lady don’t own your ass. Your old man don’t own your ass. Your landlord don’t own your ass. Your boss don’tContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Damian Ward Hey”


I say stuff about stuff regarding Dumpster Fire Press and name drop like a mother fucker in a socially awkward manner and had I had seven more minutes probably would’ve droned on about even weirder shit concerning pending projects… https://anchor.fm/emotionalorphan/episodes/Social-Yet-Distanced-Welcome-Mike-Zone-of-Dumpster-Fire-Press-eogpuf/a-a47orl7?fbclid=IwAR0eXwQtGMXY1vgDneEPO4gUsXY33ACPAQd1BKFEiS6fUXpvpMoQ69Q6eW4 Thanks to the Emotional Orphan of the Social Yet Distanced podcast for having me

Sweet Christmas!

Taking a bit of time off to revise the site along with recuperating from an insane publishing schedule…. In the meantime…get yourself or someone you love or are bitter enemies with one or all of these Dumpster Fire Press titles: THE GRIND a collaborative poetry text by myself, Wolfman, Roz Washington and Push Cart Nominee RobertContinue reading “Sweet Christmas!”

What’s the due, HONEYDEW?

So why does a book practically no one has heard of need a “corrected text”? We’ll get to that but first let me tell you about Dumpster Fire Press’ second release HONEYDEW by artist/writer R. Keith… The latest release from Dumpster Fire Press… HONEYDEW: THE CORRECTED TEXT by R. Keith featuring the original unaltered coverContinue reading “What’s the due, HONEYDEW?”