Kill Your Darlings, Clementine

Kill Your Darlings, Clementine released in 2013 from Rye House Press as a limited edition, hand-bound chapbook with a letterpress cover and printed dust jacket. The edition has sold out, however I still have a few copies available for sale if you message me directly.

KYDC cover

Rye House has this to say about Kill Your Darlings, Clementine:

“Set in a location of unknown but strongly felt isolation, Kill Your Darlings, Clementine observes the actions, attitudes, of a group of men again and again, echoing its opening refrain throughout: The men here, the men here…

Kill Your Darlings, Clementine speaks not only to the constructs of masculinity, fatherhood, and small town life, it works with the themes of observation, isolation, potency, and forgiveness. The language is powerful and chiseled. Kill Your Darlings, Clementine is both anthropology and archeology. Uncover it for yourself.”

Kill Your Darlings, Clementine was named as a finalist for the 2012-13 New Delta Review Chapbook Contest. Poems from the Kill Your Darlings series appear in these journals:

Better: Culture & Lit (with audio! and video!)



Bone Bouquet (in print)

Sixth Finch

Forklift, Ohio (in print)

New Delta Review

Thrush Press Broadside Series

You can read my The Next Big Thing self-interview about Kill Your Darlings, Clementine here.

Chaps display

Stack of chaps


Letterpress cover