Books, CDs, Posters & Shirts


2014-15 “Riled Up and Wasted On Light World Tour” poster

Artwork by Javier Piñón.

Pens – Three Poem Pens

- In Landscape
- We Were Emergencies (front); Let It Go (back)
- Hurling Crowbirds at Mockingbars

$13 for all three if in U.S./Canada
$18 outside U.S./Canada

Poster – “Out of the Flood” Tour (2013)

2013 “Out of the Flood” Buddy Wakefield Tour Poster designed by Grammy Award nominated illustrator Stanley Chow.


$10 US/Canada
$15 International


Modeled after Penthouse, but for chickens, and their lovers, HENHOUSE is geared toward new chicken keepers as well as seasoned enthusiasts, but made for everyone to laugh with and learn from. The popularity of raising chickens in urban and suburban areas continues to gain mass appeal, and HENHOUSE offers up a wealth of how-to’s, tips and guidance for this new wave of “environmentally conscious” chicken keeper. Experienced keepers will also find HENHOUSE a valuable resource for helpful information on all things chicken; but with a playful, educated and current appeal.

“I didn’t sit inside and sacrifice two-thirds of a summer for some silly chicken-crosses-the-road joke. This book is the mutherclucker of all chicken books and it looks incredible from start to finish.”-Buddy Wakefield

$15 US/Canada
$20 International


Gentleman Practice Tour T-shirts
Next Level combed poly/cotton sheer jersey Ts.
Very limited supply.

$20 US/Canada
$25 International

Combo Pack – Gentleman Practice Tour Poster with Hurling Crowbirds at Mockingbars Pen

Combo Pack!

Hurling Crowbars at Mockingbirds pen & Gentleman Practice poster

$13 US/Canada
$18 International

Book – Gentleman Practice (2011)

“No one famous has told me whether or not this book is any good, but I sure like it.” – B. Wakefield

$15 US/Canada
$20 International


Track Listing:

The Information Man
My Town
Air Horn into Bedrooms and Battle Scars
Human the Death Dance
Tim and Buddy Banter
Arizona Summers
Gandhi's Autobiography
Guitar Repair Woman
Giant Saint Everything
What Do You People Do?
We Were Emergencies
Jean Heath
Older People
Pretend Intro
Convenience Stores

‘ … never before has a spoken word album been released with such dazzling spirit and brain staining force. This is bound to set the standard for the genre forever.’ -- WRITE BLOODY PUBLISHING

‘Buddy Wakefield is one of the most beloved and respected figures in the U.S. and international Poetry Slam scene, and it is a position he has earned through hard work, through his bright and beautiful spirit and by harnessing and sharpening a talent so boundless, audiences can't help but can't help but drop their jaws. Thus I was so thrilled to find out that Live at the Typer Cannon Grand doesn't just showcase Wakefield's best-known poems; it exuberantly celebrates everything we all love about seeing him rock a stage live. Nearly each track was recorded in a different venue, giving a fantastic window into the life of this working performance poet, who brings everything he's got to the mic, whether the venue is small enough that each individual hoot & giggle can be heard, or large enough that the mid-poem applause sounds like a rumbling thunder. With crisp and clean recordings, it honestly does feel like you are there.

‘Content-wise, the album is pitch-perfect. Wakefield's graceful and selfless storytelling sings on tracks like Jean Health and Convenience Stores. He fearlessly shines light into darker corners of his life with poems like Bedrooms and Battle Scars and Guitar Repair Woman. His wit and charm glitter in cuts like Arizona Summers and Tim and Buddy Bantar. And his experiments with incorporating music in pieces like Human the Death Dance and We Were Emergencies add deep contrast to the radiant recordings of his live performances. And my heavens, this album is worth it for the recordings of Flockprinter and Giant Saint Everything alone -- seeringly honest and emotionally dazzling pieces that had me dumbstruck and vibrating in my NYC subway car, absolutely grateful that Righteous Babe Record did this poet right.’ --Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Founder of NYC-Urbana


Live For A Living is a ripcord. If you’ve never been rocked back by the presence of purpose it is too soon for you. Tender, jarring and deeply human, this book is pulsing with the same electricity and honesty found in Buddy’s live performances. Through 140 pages of journal entries and poems (including Human the Death Dance) I was left goose bumped to the core, a suckerfish racing towards the deep end. Read this book. You will not find another writer more disarming in his humility, more brave in his hopes, or more brilliant in his lack of etiquette. From a Poetry Slam at San Quentin State Prison to visions of tacos at a Vipassana mediation retreat, Live for a Living is rich with the kind of healing our crazy world needs, and I am much much better for having been here.” --Andrea Gibson; 2008 Individual Women's World Poetry Slam Champion


CD – Run On Anything (2006)

Track Listing:

  1. Healing Hermann Hesse
  2. Cannonball Man (remake)
  3. I Got Gone (featuring Sage Francis)
  4. Convenience Stores
  5. Fran Varian's Grandmother
  6. The Pressure of Pitching Doves
  7. My Town
  8. Voices
  9. Pretend Intro
  10. Pretend
  11. My Point Forever Endlessly (remake)
  12. The Information Man
  13. now (remake)
  14. Flockprinter
  15. A Little Ditty Called Happiness (remake)
Additional Tracks:
  1. Alone and a Little Stunned
  2. Guitar Repair Woman


Produced by Jon Berardi and Levi Lyman (Castro Valley, CA)

"Dynamic, engaging, enigmatic. Buddy Wakefield delivers a ten-track CD of poetry and music that is seductively honest, with enough energy you could use it to jump-start your car on a February morning in Alaska. Tracks you can dance to, tracks you can think to, and tracks to confound you. Just enough gentle humor to leave you feeling good. a perfect synthesis of spoken word and sound." - Kevin Charles Wixson, First Review