Years from now

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

Your body remembers

Your body remembers the soundtrack to your past life.
It remembers the next life coming.

—Buddy Wakefield, A Choir of Honest Killers

A Good Chance

There’s a good chance I’m a bad person
trying to do something right.

—Buddy Wakefield, A Choir of Honest Killers

Vulnerability

Vulnerability is what made every movie, sang every song, and wrote every poem that ever plugged a life back into itself.
—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, this story rockets toward the light with refreshing humor and keen insight that Wakefield credits to meditation, frequent specific serendipity, and one sudden moment of bliss that kept growing.

JUNE 2020

Awful Good Writers presents Heavy Hitters Festival, produced by Buddy Wakefield:

June 3, 2020 hosting Mary Lambert, online Heavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

June 6, 2020 The Write Bloody Reading, hosted by Derrick Brown, with Anis Mojgani, Brendan Constantine, Megan Falley, Taylor Mali, Jason Bayani and then some, online Heavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

June 9, 2020 hosting Sonya Renee Taylor, onlineHeavy Hitters Festival 6pm PST TICKETS

June 13, 2020 hosting Mahogany Browne, Adam Falkner, Jive Poetic and Jon Sands, online Heavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

June 16, 2020 hosting Sage Francis, online Heavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

June 20, 2020 hosting Sekou Andrews, onlineHeavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

June 23, 2020 hosting Hanif Abdurraqib, onlineHeavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

June 27, 2020 hosting Sabrina Benaim, online Heavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

June 30, 2020 hosting Beau Sia, online Heavy Hitters Festival, 6pm PST TICKETS

A Choir of Honest Killers

Stunt Water

A Stretch of Presence

Run on Anything

Live at the Typer Cannon Grand 

Jun 27, 2020 @ 12:58

Jun 27, 2020 @ 12:58

This beauty is our feature tonight for Heavy Hitters. Thank goodness. Link in bio. @badass_sab...

Jun 26, 2020 @ 11:07

Jun 26, 2020 @ 11:07

Really thankful to have this tool, @kbnpete. And for @daemondarrindell for reposting.