Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 2014 Reading Tour


1.26.14 | CHICAGO, IL @ Uncharted Books | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alex Mussawir, Sam Pink, Cean Gamalinda

1.27.14 | GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ Have Company | 6PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alex Mussawir, Marlee Grace

1.28.14 | COLUMBUS, OH @ No Place | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alex Mussawir, Mallory Whitten

1.29.14 | PITTSBURGH, PA @ Cyberpunk Apocalypse | 8PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alex Mussawir, Laura Warman

1.30.14 | BROOKLYN, NY @ Mellow Pages Library | 8PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alex Mussawir, Andrew Weatherhead, Gabby Gabby, Joshua Kleinberg

1.31.14 | CLEVELAND, OH @ Guide To Kulchur | 7PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alex Mussawir, Mallory Whitten, Matt Scheuermann, Jon Meador, Uno Lady

Thursday, August 22, 2013

VOMIT: Antologia de Poesia Joven Norteamericana

i have 3x poem published/translated into spanish in an anthology of american poets, published in buenos aires, titled VOMIT: ANTOLOGIA DE POESIA JOVEN NORTEAMERICANA

CLICK HERE to order
CLICK HERE to read the spanish translation of 'YOUNG AMERICANS' (poem)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

if i really wanted to feel happy i'd feel happy already


my poetry book if i really wanted to feel happy i would feel happy already (black coffee press, 2013) is out now!

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"Jordan Castro's if i really wanted to feel happy i'd feel happy already is one of my favorite books. I feel consistently delighted, excited, emotional, amused, intellectually stimulated while reading it and rereading it and thinking about it. I highly recommend it and am glad it exists." - Tao Lin

"Jordan Castro is a thin man. This is why the inner fat man inside of me wants to hate him. But I don't. Jordan Castro is one of those true poets whose poems don't feel like poems. When you read most poems it makes you feel like you're fasting. This is how empty most poems feel. Castro's poems are different. They are full of carbs and girls and life and recklessness and wildness and flesh. They fill me up. They make me feel hungry for more. I read them and I eat. I read them and I eat. I grow large with this rock and roll and life. Fifty years from now, people will read these poems and whisper, "I want to be young again. I want to be young again." And it will be so." - Scott McClanahan

review @ the tangential

OTHER
 
goodreads

*i'm going to continually update this post with more things re if i really wanted to feel happy i would feel happy already  
**email jordancastroisthepresident[at]gmail[dot]com for inquiries re review copies, interviews, etc.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Young Americans Touring America Tour


i'm going on tour with richard wehrenberg, jr., co-author of think tank for human beings in general, assuming size, and other things

3.9.13. | CHICAGO, IL @ Uncharted Books | 7:30PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Sam Pink, Heiko Julien, Carl Aagesen

3.10.13. | GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ The Bird House | 622 Benjamin Ave. SE | 7PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Marlee Grace, Lisa Ann Cockrel, Asia Horton, Thugfresh

3.11.13. | AKRON, OH @ Larry's House | 50 S. Adolph St. | 9PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Mallory Whitten, Alexa Mallernee, Mike Marefka

3.12.13. | NEW YORK, NY @ KGB Bar | 7PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Mallory Whitten, Sam Pink, Scott McClanahan, Megan Boyle, Mira Gonzalez, Steve Roggenbuck, Mike Bushnell

3.13.13. | CLEVELAND, OH @ Mac's Backs Bookstore | 7PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Sam Pink

3.14.13. | COLUMBUS, OH @ The Playa's Loft | 539 E. Town St. (Rear) | 8:30PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Nancy Kangas, Hannah Stephenson, Alex Mussawir

3.15.13. | BLOOMINGTON, IN @ The Owlery | 10PM | w/ Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Ryan J. Eilbeck, Bella Bravo, Britt Ashley

*CLICK HERE to see photos from the tour

Monday, February 4, 2013

YOUNG AMERICANS


my debut poetry book YOUNG AMERICANS (civil coping mechanisms / thought catalog, 2013) is out now

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AMAZON | AMAZON [KINDLE]
BARNES & NOBLE | BARNES & NOBLE [NOOK]
iTunes
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paypal $15 to jordancastroisthepresident[at]gmail[dot]com for a signed copy

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58 poems / 244 pages / 7.9" by 5.3"

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"Before you read these poems: go and check out what The New Yorker is pushing as poetry. Then open up Young Americans, seems obvious what Jordan Castro is doing is doing is revolutionary, he is expressing emotions through poetry that have never been done before. The style, the way the subject matter is portrayed, even the meter, are new." - Noah Cicero (author of The Human War, The Insurgent, and more)

"If you are a person who doesn't really know what they are doing and you would like to read about a person who doesn't really know what they are doing either, I recommend reading this poetry book. I enjoyed reading these poems. Or something." - Chris Killen (author of The Bird Room)

"I read these poems three times in one night, then put the duvet over my head and held my knees for a while. It's good when something makes sense. I really really liked these poems." - Ben Brooks (author of Grow Up)

review @ book riot
review @ banango lit
review @ beach sloth
review @ the tangential
review @ amazon [1, 2, 3]
review @ amazon.co.uk
review @ goodreads [1, 2]
review @ i am alt lit
interview @ other people podcast
interview @ nice student blog

SELECTED WORK

excerpt via civil coping mechanisms
6x poem via 'muumuu house'
excerpt via 'extract(s)'
'selections from jordan castro's twitter, edited by megan boyle'
'selections from jordan castro's twitter, edited by mallory whitten'
'extremely high in dark ass room'
3x poem

OTHER

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

last songs from albums i like


last songs from albums i like, a mixtape containing 12x cover song i recorded last year, is now available to listen to/download for free here

cover art by mallory whitten