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, 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.
November 5, 2020 CELA talent development, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 9-11am
Buddy Wakefield’s 4-week workshop, You’re Doing It Right: An Online Writing Course in Stabbing People with a Pen
November 10th, 17th, 24th, December 1st, and 8th, 6:45-8:15pm PT TICKETS
* I started a big deal called Awful Good Writers. Get in on any of the 4-week writing workshops offered year-round, and make direct contact over your work. All levels welcome.