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

Buddy Wakefield's first new book of prose and poetry in eight years

A Choir of Honest Killers is an episodic novel exploring Buddy’s 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 on the road alone, Buddy carefully unpacks a debilitating overcompensation of masculinity, growing up queer in the south, the detriments of public shame, a toxic fear of intimacy, and the devastation of a failed relationship. All the while, the story is rocketing toward light with refreshing humor and keen insight that Wakefield credits to finding meditation as the love of his life, accepting bliss, and learning how to actually let go.


A Choir of Honest Killers World Tour: October 2019- November 2020

View the full tour schedule here.


February 17-18, 2020 private workshops, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA

February 21-23, 2020 Movies and Meaning, Asheville, NC details TBA

A Choir of Honest Killers

Stunt Water

A Stretch of Presence

Run on Anything

Live at the Typer Cannon Grand 

Jan 29, 2020 @ 08:56

Jan 29, 2020 @ 08:56

‪Tonight I walked by/stood near/walked by again/ waited for/scrambled around about what I’d say to @dwightyoakam,...

Jan 28, 2020 @ 19:33

Jan 28, 2020 @ 19:33

The first time I opened for anybody was an all-woman punk band named Pink Chihuahua’s, fronted by Annie la Ganga, my...