Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BALLOON POP OUTLAW BLACK AND THE PUPPEYE CHALLENGE

THE DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED


Balloon Pop Outlaw Black is out! This is what it looks like:


The cover art was drawn by Lisa Hanawalt who is a huge genius. I specifically hunted her down like an animal because I love her art so bad and I said "Lisa, will you draw a book cover for me," and she said "Sure, as long as you're fine with it depicting a bestial herd of naked romping puppeyes on all fours"

AND THEN SHE DID IT

AND I SAW IT AND I GASPED

AND THIS CONVERSATION HAPPENED

(OR SOME APPROXIMATION THEREOF)

Me, whispering: The little four-legged puppeyes are so beautiful 
Lisa: Look at the chins that are also butts 
Me: Look at the BUTTS that are also butts 
Lisa: The bare butts 
Me: Look at the butt of the main puppeye -- I want that butt on my body as a second butt 
Lisa: Get a tattoo of it 
Me: GET A TRAMP-STAMP OF IT 
Lisa: GET A TRAMP-STAMP OF IT IF YOU SELL ALL THE BOOKS 
Me: But I have never had a tattoo and my mom would say my body was ruined 
Lisa: Your body WOULD be ruined, with a second butt 
Me: It's so tempting 
Lisa: Do a Challenge do a Tattoo Challenge 
Me: DO A TRAMP-STAMP CHALLENGE

SO THERE IT IS: If I sell all the books before January 31st I will get a simply enormous tramp-stamp of a four-legged puppeye with a bare butt tattooed on me. Oh my god why would I even do this



It would look a little something like that except it would be on my body and my mom would be crying and I would be crying

DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS BAD THING

Octopus Books is the best place to buy it because shipping is free and they're currently running a promo where if you buy my book and Ben Mirov's book you get a 3rd book free!

SPD is also a good place to buy it because that counts toward the Small Press Poetry Bestsellers List!

Amazon is NOT a good place to buy it but if for some reason you can't buy from the first two places that option also exists

SEE YOU IN HELL

8 comments:

jorg wobblington lopez said...

Good luck on reaching your goal. I would love to hear the convo. between you and your mom when she discovers you have a tatoo.

At first I read "genius" as "penius". Lisa's art is great, but would be greater if a huge penius was doing all the art.

JMH said...

Okay. I bought this.

Maybe poetry is cool again. Maybe that ridiculous Swede-girl from high school will like me because I'm passing around Wallace Stevens' great-great-great-granddaughter's text (time passes faster on the Internet).

I'm awaiting, eagerly, its delivery.

Elisa said...

Is there a way to buy negative copies of your book? I feel protective.

Patricia Lockwood said...

POETRY IS NOT COOL AGAIN DON'T WORRY

Ahahaha Elisa hurl yourself in front of my lower back and do NOT let me get a fucked-up dog on it

JMH said...

Why do I keep saying "The oldest living cartoon character is the word 'popeye?'"

In front of my friends. It's insane. And then I try to describe the part about the ink and the negative space.

The bottom line is that I have no idea what this means or why it has been written. But it's electric when I have your book in my hands. No one knows what's coming next.

Anonymous said...

What is 'Balloon Pop Outlaw Black'?
Is it related to 'Bring Your Own Booze'?

Anonymous said...

haven't been to your site since the begathon for your mate's eyework. for some reason, however, just now, i wanted to check in on you, just to see how you are doing, or whatever; see if you are still alive, that kind of thing. then, i start to google your name, and i can't remember your last name at all. so i just google patricia poet. and there you are. very well, and a new book. congratulations.

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