Sunday, May 20, 2012

I'm sure its totally obvious via the dates on this old thing, but I dont blog her anymore. It's been a long time coming and I finally made a grown up website, up to date with all my crap. So change yer links guys

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

oh gosh some things happened

Today, Small Doggies featured five new poems of mine.

Vice magazine interviewed me about my job and my poetry.

At Dark Sky Matthew and I have a little preview for our book, Morocco, posted.

And lastly, a while back Matthew and I went to Minneapolis and did a reading. Here is a clip from it.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Jamie Iredell reviews EIQ over at his blog. I found it really personal and moving. Thanks Jamie.

(unrelated) I think I had a nervous breakdown between 3am and 7am today. Not too sure though.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's Nice That Bookshelf

It's Nice That asked me to write about 5 books I find inspirational. Yeah, yea.

That goldfish's name is Christina and is over a year and a half old. I feed her often.

Friday, February 25, 2011

a coupla things

Over at the open end a dude named herocious wrote this really good anecdotal review of Everything Is Quiet. He says this:

"In My Father’s Friends I wonder if the guy who survived for many months on a life raft was the same guy Gabriel García Márquez wrote about. I also got very silent when I was reading about the woman who survived being drowned. I’ve read about her 3-5 times times, and each time I hear Daft Punk playing some shit, and I taste what it would taste like to swallow sea water. I guess that’s what happens when you’re drowning in the ocean, you keep water out for as long as you can, and then you have to breathe, you have to swallow.

And this:

"I think it’s very dangerous and highly unrecommended for addicts to read Kendra Grant Malone’s poetry. I think everyone else is safe."

Oh ok cool. I like that.

Also, I have a reading with the super fucking cool Ben Fama, who doesn't have a blog. Weird right? Well I love him anyways. Read about the event here. See you Tuesday. BTW FREE BEER.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Morgan Myers wrote this really lovely review of Everything Is Quiet over at Coldfront. It's short and simple and though he doesn't like me too much to begin with, at the end he comes around and I think we can all be friends.

He wrote a review for a little e-book I had last summer that I liked in the same way- go read that here.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dark Sky Books Is Publishing Morocco

The Dark Sky Blog announced today their line up for the next couple of years and I'm excited to say that they are publishing Morocco, my newest poetry collection which was co-written with my Bestest Matthew Savoca, in September. Get ready- it gets real raunchy. What what.

Sorry Dad.

A big what what to all my new press mates.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Southeast Review Review

There is a very flattering review of Everything Is Quiet over at The Southeast Review.

Thanks Stephen!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

yeah, this is okay, i guuuuess

Noah Cicero interviewed me for Bookslut. Plz read. Or don't read. Everything seems like a good option.

We talk about BFF's, Minnesota in the summer, being a woman, not being a woman, and the year that I was a little fat. I don't talk about my cat at all, if that helps you want to read this. I also don't talk about Giancarlo DiTrapano because I hate him and he never gives me any drugs.

Kiss kiss, love you.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Dark Sky Magazine

My very good buddy Matthew Savoca and I have poems today in the new Dark Sky Magazine. Our two poems are from a book we've written in the last few months together called Morocco. Mine is called For Matthew, After A Movie and his is called I Worry About You. You should read mine first and his second. If you like what you see get excited! There are 68 more poems where those came from. Oh yes yes.

UPDATE: Get really excited, because you will be seeing those 68 soon! More on that later.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Nous Sommes Les Animaux Part Two (une plus poème pour vous, petit taureau)

I always loved you
better when you
were gone too
let’s take this love
and stuff it somewhere
like it was something
physical like
a little plastic bull
a pink one for
you, and a green
for me
little bulls I acquired
while drinking enough
to bear the pain of
grooming for you
and because of all
that necessary grooming
we will always have
that animal knowledge
also, because I never
clearly understood you
I’m not being fancy
your accent is just
so thick
maybe if I didn't
have dyslexia
and I could have
learned French
instead of just repeating
phrases you taught me
like your pet bird-
but hey, let’s not be
I’ll always be your
American dream
thin with long legs
over sexed with
large breasts
I’m only sorry
I never dyed my
Italian hair blonde
while I painted
my nails your
favorite shade
of hooker red
anyways, I’m proud
to have had the
luck to understand
someone that way
that you can’t
if you can speak
that understanding
that only bulls have
even little plastic

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Adam J Maynard makes nice things you should buy

The first print issue of My Name Is Mud is ready for purchase. I'm in it along with a group of talented people. Pick it up here.

Also for sale is Adam's book of poetry Green, which is really fucking great. Go buy that too.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

everything is alright (half left)

Dan Tarnowski wrote a really wonderful review of Everything Is Quiet over at On Lives.

If you live in Chicago, go to this thing, I'll be reading remotely, via skype. I am also having a super secret mystery guest and might be eating pizza too.

What else?

Everything else.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Cecilia, Samara, Let Your Hair Run Wild

let me tell you about
this girl
she is so clever
when she chose
her second name
she selected not just
a name of a song
but the name of
a really good song
that a lot of people
from different
backgrounds like very
she knows that
people like so much
to link music
with their good feelings

with my friends
first names are
a precious currency
there is a charming
entitlement to using
especially in a space
where you are not
supposed to
also, there is a
delicate importance
of not making
too much of it

so, this clever girl
her first name
is one of those
rare first names
is as nice as
the chosen
second name
oh she has
such nice hair!
she is just troubled
for someone to
write a song
using her
first name
instead of just
listening to the
she used to
choose her second

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010


hey man,
it's not what
it looks like
i don't fuck
for favors
it's just that
i fuck most
at least once
and most
my friends
are editors
so just let a
and go enjoy
your life
while you've
got it
and if you're
still bitter about it
buy me a drink
and see how
easy it can be

Saturday, October 23, 2010

i am so into sardines right now

all i can think about is being shoved in a sleeping bag with you, face to face, with our hands tied behind our backs, in your car, on a very cold day

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Offending Adam

I have some new work at The Offending Adam today. Well, its not really new new, I don't even know anymore. My life has become a mess of poems everywhere, old poems new poems new book old book blogs magazines I have no idea where any of it goes or came from anymore. I just keep tripping on poems.

Also, It's Nice That is a nice website that likes me. Seeing that link this weekend made me feel really alright.

Are you hungry? Oh, well then, here is an apple.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

my closest friend is someone who is a lot like patrick bateman

oddly enough
the person who
is comforting me
who is telling me
who is winning
the game
between the
yankees and
the twins
is the man
who pays me
talk to him
on the phone
about killing
his mother
and surprisingly
its not so bad
he just said
im a yankees fan
and i said
oh well
and tomorrow
will be okay
im sure of it
he just said
i should be licking
your asshole right now

and i said lol
while watching the
game, thats
the life

and he said
hell yeah