Mini Bike You had this mini bike with an engine the size of a lawnmower It sounded like a chain saw buzzing up and down the street The one time I rode it the fucking thing shot out from under me when I hit the accelerator and smashed into a tree Your dad drained allContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt”


Their Mother Should Have Swallowed The moment Natalie started talking about the thoughts, Marshall should have left and never looked back. The night they met, he missed all the red flags and flashing warning signs. As they sat in a small bar and talked for the first time, Marshall was lost in the way herContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan”

Better than the Movies (alright, better than any movie I could do)

Here we are…the fourth and final release for August which was supposed to be the first release had Leah Mueller’s LAND OF ETERNAL THIRST AND OTHER STORIES had not been delayed by the same powers that be which had a technical glitch hindering the release of… Dumpster Fire Press presents…a war of the worlds typeContinue reading “Better than the Movies (alright, better than any movie I could do)”

In the Land of Eternal Thirst, some of that desert magic…

While DFP is still technically on hiatus, there are obligations to be fulfilled and due to some issues with Amazon (fuck Jeff Bezos) what was intended as a July release has been unleashed in August… Leah Mueller’s LAND OF ETERNAL THIRST AND OTHER STORIES It feels odd to refer to someone you correspond with byContinue reading “In the Land of Eternal Thirst, some of that desert magic…”


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!”