Take one glance at the digital cover for Tommy Pico’s newest poetry collection, Absent Mindr, and one thing becomes instantly clear: this is a chapbook unlike anything you’ve seen before. Touted as “the first poetry chapbook released as an app for iOS,” Absent Mindr encompasses 24 poems along with recorded audio of Pico reading them, all…
GAYLETTER ran a sweet review of #absentMINDR on their site today. Totes blushing :-) :-) :-)
To celebrate National Poetry Month, Flavorwire is posting a poem a day. For today’s poem, we’re happy to bring you something from Tommy Pico, whose latest collection, Absent Minder, is out now. “Th…
Hey hey, my poem “Thanksgiving in the Catskills with No Cell Reception or Internet” is poem of the day up on Flavorwire—a cool thing they’re doing for National Poetry month. Check it out!!!
Reading last night at the Absent Mindr app release—photo courtesy of jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk
I can’t believe the months and months of hard work are over. At times it was a grind, like it would never come out, that maybe the hard work wasn’t worth it. Then the overwhelming panic of having produced something and sending it out into the world. And now… I’m not quite sure how to feel. I mean, I feel totally accomplished and proud, and indebted to Cat Glennon and VERBALVISUAL for making the app look as beautiful as it is. But also there’s something like a ringing in the ears. Like in the wake of some explosion, or like the trail of white after a firework goes off. It’s totally fine, but also like—now what?
I’ve made enough things by now to know that this is a part of a project’s life cycle, so maybe this is a time for recollection and maybe even a little trip?
Also absentMINDR got some love from HTMLGIANT today, calling my voice “pitch perfect,” and that the presentation is “slick and gorgeous”—“The app considers the poetry, the art matches the tone. Books rarely match content with UX this well.”
So, feelin fine, if a little junction-y :-)
YES BABY! My poetry APP absentMINDR is now available for download in the iTunes APP store!!! Just open the APP store, search “absentmindr” and down da download!!!
Aww my mom got one of my postcards too!! Hope she doesn’t judge too harshly bc of that poem about hooking up in a dark park the day after hurricane Sandy (she won’t).
More of my postcards getting pinged by the world. heyteebs at gmail if you want one
ps jesse thinks he’s special but I could have written this on about 70% of the cards I sent out and it would have been true
My lil promo postcards are starting to make the rounds. Send yr mailing address to heyteebs at gmail if you want one!!
haven’t shared one of these in… a year… but there was a bunch of stuff in my box today and i had an older card i wanted to share so here are some things:
- zine submission from caitland, who also filled the envelope with glitter
- postcard for the launch of heyteebs's absentMINDR poetry app
- postcard for kevinvalente's thesis show
- postcard swap with chedwardbeaverdam!
- new year’s postcard from my old co-worker meagan petri
- book from hunter payne's mail thing
- postcards from jordansondler
- junk mail for singlesclubfm (who i share my po box with)
Here’s a vid of me from the Enclave reading a couple weekends ago at Cakeshop in NYC. Such a good night, thanks Jason and Chavisa and Bruce. They caught “Absent Mindr,” “Simon Says,” “Crush” and “Inheritance” :-) :-0 :-D