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.
April 1, 2020 Buddy in the Study: This Will Not Be Light Reading, 6pm PST TICKETS
April 2, 2020 This Shit Is Crazy: Live From Buddy’s Bathroom, Noon PST TICKETS
April 5, 2020 Buddy Mortified: A Very Embarrassing Concert,1pm PST Free with TEXT SUBSCRIPTION
April 9, 2020 Write On, Part 2 of 4 online workshops for Stichting Watershed, Netherlands, 11am-1pm PST
April 9, 2020 The Get Down NYC, 4:30pm PST details TBA
April 14, 2020 The Poetry Revival Reunion with Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Mike McGee, and Buddy Wakefield,
6pm PST, $15 for just the April 14th concert, or $150 for the concert and month of workshops Zoom link sends hour before show.
April 16, 2020 Write On, Part 3 of 4 online workshops for Stichting Watershed, Netherlands, 11am-1pm PST
April 23, 2020 Write On, Part 4 of 4 online workshops for Stichting Watershed, Netherlands, 11am-1pm PST
Buddy Mortified: A Very Embarrassing Concert, tomorrow, Sunday, at 1PM, for anyone signed up to receive Buddy Texts....
Buddy Mortified: A Very Embarrassing Concert, tomorrow at 1pm, only for folks signed up to receive texts from Buddy....
In my closet there is a safe. In it are lyrics, stories, poems, and journals from high school and college. With you,...