Years from now, the enlightened civilization ahead of us will stare bewildered at our lethal masculinity and say, But each one, when he was running, tied bows to the top of his feet.
—Buddy Wakefield, A Choir of Honest Killers
Buddy Wakefield's first book of new work in eight years
A Choir of Honest Killers, Buddy Wakefield’s newest book of prose and poetry, reads like an episodic novel exploring his creative climb from the gritty underbelly of anger and shame, into the dissolution of tragedy addiction and the unmistakable clearing ahead.
In this staggeringly honest account of life alone on the road, Buddy carefully confronts a debilitating overcompensation of masculinity, growing up gay in the south, the detriments of public shame, a damaging fear of intimacy, and the prolonged agony of his failing relationship. All the while, the story is rocketing toward light with refreshing humor and keen insight that Wakefield credits to meditation, frequent specific serendipity, and one sudden moment of bliss that kept growing.
March 3, 2020 Buddy Wakefield’s Awful Good Writer’s presents YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT:
An Online Writing Course for Recovering Narcissists (Week 1 of 4), 6:45-8:15pm PST REGISTER HERE
Buddy Wakefield’s Awful Good Writers: March 3, online course, link in bio.
You’re Doing It Right: An Online Writing Course in Staying Out of Stupid’s Room, live with Buddy Wakefield, begins...
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