Other Projects

Angry About Literature (2017)

An irregular newsletter about books and literature. I make no promises about just how irregular. It is still happening.

You may have at some point said, perhaps even in these words, “I am intrigued in your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter!” Well here they are, my ideas about books and the words inside them and what they mean and what they mean to me. You may remember me from such places as the @dys_morphia on Twitter or a dinner party where I will have been very slowly drinking a glass of wine and telling you, eventually, either about Dhalgren or Gravity’s Rainbow or the evolution of primate infanticide oblivious to the glazed-over look on your face. If a newsletter version of that sounds like a good time, you’ve come to the right place. (You will receive at most one email a week.)

Residual Heat (2014)

Poetry book published under my pseudonym Aga Black. I printed a limited run of paper copies for friends and family. A Kindle ebook is still available on Amazon.

Residual Heat is a volume of poetry grounded in the sensuality of the body, localized in the environment of San Francisco Bay Area, and aching with longing for the Other. Through images of disasters, fog, fire, lighting, electricity, and radiation it explores the boundaries of the natural and industrial in the post-industrial landscape.

Games and Trips (2011 -2014)

A blog, originally on Tubmlr, mostly about video game culture from a feminist point of view. Eventually it also veered towards weightlifting from a feminist point of view.

A poetry teacher once said to me, claiming to quote Plato though I have never tracked down the alleged quote, that poets were banned from the Republic because “There are only two things poets like: games and trips.” That phrase has stuck with me because, indeed, those are the only two things that I like. This blog proceeds from a feminist point of view. I mostly write about gaming, gamer culture, and weightlifting.

Octopus Army (2002)

A literary zine with a postmodern sensibility. I was the text editor and my friend Maggie was the visual editor. The zine did not allow any pop culture references or politics, and didn’t distinguish between fact or fiction. Fitting with the octopus theme, we published 8 issues. PDFs of them must surely be around somewhere.