New poem up on Patreon for my patrons! “Tactile Memories” is a particularly long poem about being an autistic child and the heightened sensory experience of noticing small shapes, textures, and details in your environment. https://www.patreon.com/posts/35692035
Hi everyone!! I have a new chapbook out for free/pay-what-you-want over on itch.io! https://workingdog.itch.io/not-about-covid19 A chapbook of 18-or-so poems, across 14 pages + full-color cover and back-cover. I wrote this during the last week before my library closed, and then while in self-quarantine due to exposure to someone exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. Inside you will find … Continue reading “NEW CHAPBOOK OUT NOW: Poems that are not about coronavirus disease 2019”
https://itch.io/jam/poetry-jam-february-2020/rate/579129 My new Chapbook for @hologramvin’s February Poetry Jam 2020 is PUBLISHED! WOO!It’s a 40-page book of mostly haiku about trains and trolleys and lotsa stuff but mostly about family, memory, and moving on.I will be recording an audiobook version to be released as a patreon-exclusive very soon. https://itch.io/jam/poetry-jam-february-2020/rate/579129
I’ll be doing Vin Evergeen’s Poetry Jam so expect a new mini-chapbook by the end of the month. I’ve got a bit of writer’s block with (E)stranged Earth so I’m hoping this will unjog my head.
I got published in a zine called “Snake Post Office” about snakes that took over a post office. My story is called “Hospitality” Read it here
Hi all, there is now an audiobook of Alef el-Tav available. Also I got published in Paintbucket again, “Some say time was invented in 1847” which is a horny poem.
I got published in Paintbucket for a third time. Someday is a poem about cooking and eating your landlord.
New Chapbook: Alef el-Tav I’ve got a new chapbook out. Alef el-Tav is one long 22-stanza poem I wrote over the course of the Jewish High Holidays 5780. It’s a lot of prayer to G-d. I’ll be recording an audio version soon. I got published in Paintbucket Magazine again It’s a poem from (E)stranged Earth: … Continue reading “Two New Poems (One is a chapbook)”
Hello! I’ve been far more active on my Patreon lately, lots of new poems on there including two poems a month!! But more importantly I’ve been added last minute to the setlist of the PROLETARIAN POETRY PARTY at the Wooden Shoe this Wednesday, October 2nd, 7pm, at the Wooden Shoe, 705 South St Philadelphia. More … Continue reading “SEE ME READ POETRY LIVE!! + NEW PUBLISHED POEM!!”
Hi everyone, quick note. I’ve decided to just make this site shelraphen.com rather than datapup.info. The branding was fun before but I chose it when I was planning on being a web developer, which I extremely don’t want to be anymore. This website is mostly about my poetry and writing now, so I wanted the … Continue reading “New domain name (again)”