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    A Choir of Honest Killers, Buddy Wakefield's first new book of prose and poetry in eight years, is 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 on the road alone, Buddy carefully unpacks a debilitating overcompensation of masculinity, growing up terribly queer in the south, the detriments of public shame, a toxic fear of intimacy, and the devastation of a failed major 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.

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  • Tour Video - Buddy Wakefield: A Choir of Honest Killers - Live in L.A.

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    Buddy Wakefield's A Choir of Honest Killers world tour was cut significantly short by coronavirus. This is the last recorded show from that tour, performed to a sold-out audience on December 15, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, at The Hayworth. It is known to be one of Buddy's most cherished performances from 20+ years of perpetual touring.

    Includes performances of Hurling Crowbirds at Mockingbars, Riled Up & Wasted On Light, and new work not previously performed on tour.

    Available to stream instantly, for rental or purchase.

    Rent: $7.99
    Buy: $14.99
    Duration: 77 minutes


  • Buddy Texts: You Are A True Story

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    For $5 a month receive texts from Buddy five days a week for every month of the year for all of the years for the price of a cup of coffee.


  • Shirt: A Choir of Honest Killers - BOOK COVER


    All shirts are Next Level combed poly/cotton sheer jersey Ts.
    Available in Unisex S/M/XL (select size in cart)

    This design features the Book Cover from A Choir of Honest Killers
    (Also available: Pink & Blue Book Title)

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    stunt water screenshotEdited by Jeremy Radin and Andie Flores
    Foreword by Andrea Gibson

    Created from his first three books of poetry, which are now out of print, Stunt Water offers classrooms and spoken word enthusiasts a comprehensive look at the pivotal works of Buddy Wakefield. Includes the previously unpublished poem "Disclaimer."

    Hardcover (sold out)

    Release date: October 1, 2015
    Paperback, $20
    Release date: March 15, 2016

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  • Three Buddy Wakefield CDs


    buddy-wakefield-3-cdsAll 3 of Buddy's audio CDs:
    - RUN ON ANYTHING (2006)

    3 CDs for $25
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    Note: Each CD also available individually (see below)



    "...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." —Derrick C. Brown, author of "How the Body Works the Dark" -- 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 go breathless. 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 take 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 we 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 and 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, NY Times Bestselling Author

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  • 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:
    16. Alone and a Little Stunned
    17. Guitar Repair Woman

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    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

    Track Listing: 1. Some They Can't Contain
    2. A Little Ditty Called Happiness
    3. Strength So Strong
    4. Cannonball Man
    5. Opal People
    6. Middle Distance
    7. All The Time
    8. Marbles in the Trees
    9. My Point Forever Endlessly
    10. Now

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