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What We’re Stoked About

In addition to the What Are You Stoked About? Section of the journal, we’re gonna post occasionally about what Layne and I are stoked about.

What Tyler Is Stoked About

Savages by The Bonesetters: So rad to finally see this album jangling against ears. Featuring former Stoked contributor, Ryan Rader, this album is nonstop memorable.

New issues of Diagram (especially this poem by Jenny Gropp Hess), Red Lightbulbs (especially these erasures by former contributor Nick Sturm and Sonnets by Seth Oelbaum), PANK’s Science and Fiction Issue (especially this piece by Mary Buchinger), Sixth Finch (especially this short poem by Ted Powers), and Jellyfish (featuring more goodness from Sturm).

Former Stoked contributor Sean Lovelace’s story in the My Protagonist is Matthew Salesses contest. 

BIG BIG MESS READING with myself, Layne Ransom, Christopher Newgent and Nate Slawson: This will be my first “out of my comfort zone” reading, so I’m really stoked to see how it goes. Plus, the other three readers are majorly rad!

Cheerwine: The soda of my youth! 8 years without you! You’re back in my pantry!

Cottage cheese and Applesauce: has officially passed Mac and Cheese as my favorite side dish; gotta be unsweetened applesauce and small curd/1% cottage cheese; gotta be mixed up.

Positive by Short Hand: Been waiting on these songs for a long time. Peter Davis does it all and WELL and for FREE. Run-DMC is YES.


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