“That get-up is perfect for you. You’re the gangster poet, after all.”
- Harold Norse to Eddie Woods (Amsterdam, 1984)
“But I am the gangster poet of this age. And I have enough fucking ammunition to wipe out as much opposition as will ever come up against me. And every fucking bullet will hit the mark, because I am a good shot.- Eddie Woods (in the telephone prose-poem “Bloody Mary”)
From time to time I send out informative literary/cultural mailings, some of which later get posted below. If you are not already on my mailing list but would like to be, send a note via the Contact page requesting that you be added. Include your full name and email address (always hidden on all mailings). Also what country you’re in. The Contact page is here
Further, if you’d like to comment on anything you see or read on this website, you can do that too via the Contact page
You can also make purchases. Just go to the Purchase page
And/or donations. The latter will be greatly appreciated, and go a long way towards helping me keep my head above the ever-rising financial waters. It’s easy enough to do. Simply click on DONATEContinue Reading »
My latest book, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok, has been wonderfully reviewed by Richard Livermore in issue #16 of Ol’ Chanty (Chanticleer Magazine online). Richard’s review is incredibly insightful and you can read it here
Plus check out all the issues and other great stuff on Ol’ Chanty
Cheers, EDDIEContinue Reading »
After having been unavailable for one month, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok
is again live on Amazon, and can also be ordered directly from the
publisher. We had this little blip (a truly minor one), but all that has now
been satisfactorily sorted. Once more, my apologies for the temporary
For ordering information, just click on the following link and scroll down a
ways. All the relevant Amazon sites are hyperlinked there for easy clicking
on. This is the link
So don’t be shy, eh. Go ahead and buy the book now! And tell your friends to
buy it. It’s not expensive and is indeed a wonderful read. Everyone who has
already read it is telling me so. And not telling me to be nice, but because
they mean it.
The reviews will be out soon. Once they are, you’ll hear about it. Yet don’t
wait for those, buy the book now. Nor is it a matter of me wanting to make
money (no worries, I won’t be!). I simply want for you to enjoy yourselves.
Love, EDDIEContinue Reading »
Indeed I have, folks. And now, writing in Sensitive Skin magazine, author bart plantenga tells you how many times and why. Does it in the context of
discoursing about my latest book, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok. And follows
up the telling by interviewing yours truly. It’s a lively read that pulls no
punches. And it’s here
Btw, the moment my Bangkok book is again Amazon available (there wuz this
little blip, eh), I’ll be sending out a brief mailing informing y’all. The
good Lord willing and those damn creeks don’t rise too high, I’m figuring on
no later than the end of November. So stay tuned for that, eh.
While speaking of rising creeks ‘n such, my heart definitely goes out to
those everywhere who occasionally suffer terribly from natural disasters.
And at the moment in particular to the good people of the Philippines. Back
in the 1970s, I went around many a block there and loved it. If there’s any
way you can financially help with the relief efforts, I strongly urge you to
do so. We may each be different individual critters, but in the end we are
all one. Yeah…
Ever onward with love, EDDIEContinue Reading »
It is pure pleasure to announce
the publication of my latest prose offering,
Tennessee Williams in Bangkok
This is an exciting book, people!
All 156 pages of it.
Mainly a memoir of my years in Thailand and Singapore, it is also a tale of
adventure and romance. As well as a homage to two very important people in
my life: Kim, my Chinese drag-queen prostitute lover; and Tennessee Williams,
one of the three greatest American playwrights of the 20th century, with whom
I had the great good fortune of becoming close friends in the early 1970s.
Plus there’s politics, madcap journalism, and an awful lot of far-out sex. If you can imagine it, then rest assured I wrote it. And now you can read it, as you definitely should!Continue Reading »
Barncott Press has just Kindle published Walter Q. Foxx’s psychedelic novel set in India
Mother Kali’s Daughters
To read about it, and also see a 139-page preview
with video clip, plus for ordering information, click on this
Based in London, Barncott Press is the most innovative eBook publishing house going.Continue Reading »
My book Tsunami of Love: A Poems Cycle has been reviewed several times.
Reviewed in print publications and online. Reviewed from Brooklyn to
Kathmandu and from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. And always favorably. Now it has
been reviewed again, by Mark McCawley in Urban Graffiti magazine. Only this
time it is a review of the Kindle edition (published in 2012), as well as
the CD version (with me reciting the entire collection). It’s an amazing
review, one that has rendered me both breathless and incredibly humbled. And
the latter even though I tend to agree with Lenny Bruce that ‘humility is
the worst form of ego.’ I mean, to be compared to Leonard Cohen (my favorite
living poet and songwriter!), and my book to one of his, is beyond awesome.
It is out-of-sight joy making. I feel truly honored.
Hip-hip hooray, I turned 73 today! And although thank goodness I am both healthy and creatively productive, I am also still flat broke. And therefore require financial assistance from whomever can afford to offer it. While to those who cannot, no problem! I know you would if you could and that’s what counts. Yet I will greatly appreciate whatever comes my way. Whether in the form of monthly support donations or a single contribution in any amount. Apart from ongoing ‘roof over my head, etc’ help from my best friend & guardian angel Jane, plus the occasional paying performance gig and a trickle of books & CDs sales, that is the only way I manage to keep my pretty little head above water. So that I can get on with doing what I do best, namely writing. I have recently finished penning what I feel is a significant book, Tennessee Williams in Bangkok (to be print published this autumn by Inkblot Publications in Providence, Rhode Island); come July, Yarre Stooker and I will be shooting our film Mary, starring Win Harms in the title role; and I have countless other projects waiting patiently on backburners: more books, more poems, more stories & essays, as well as the animated film version of my erotic fairytale in verse, “The Faerie Princess” (likewise with Yarre Stooker). Concerning the next installment of my Stanford archive, that has been delayed until a new curator is selected (my previous curator had to leave the university to due urgent family matters, and take up a post in her native New Zealand).Continue Reading »
Listen up, Folks!
She was born in Wyoming, knocked about an awful lot, spent her formative
later youth in Philadelphia, and these days lives in Lille, France. But
what’s really important is that Win Harms writes the most amazingly original
poetry. Real poetry for real people. ‘Poetry you can lean on,’ as Ira Cohen
once said of Patti Smith’s.
Now Win’s first collection, In Harms Way, has been published as a Kindle
edition by Barncott Press.
You can read more about the book, as well as leaf thru a preview (and then of
course order a copy!) right here
Come June, Win’s poems will appear in two Silver Birch Press publications,
the Summer Anthology and a special Bukowski Anthology. Also this year she will have poems in Urban Graffiti and Ol’ Chanty (Chanticleer online).
It’s gotta be the interview of this still-young century! Sooner or later Athens-based Michael Limnios gets everyone worth getting. And now he has magnificently interviewed the writer and radio DJ Bart Plantenga. (Yes, I know…BP prefers to lower-case his name. But Mike didn’t do it, so I shan’t either this time round.) Anyway, read the interview here
That’s it, folks. Short and straight to the point. I really can do that sometimes
Cheers, EDDIEContinue Reading »
Everything IS Coming Up GREEN!
By which I specifically mean Silver Birch Press’ absolutely magnificent
Dedicated to Graham Greene. And edited by Melanie Villines (contributing
editor Joan Jobe Smith), it contains poetry and prose by 72 authors (past
and present) from eight countries on three continents (if you choose to
include England and Wales as part of Europe, that is!). With 11 USA states + D.C. represented.
There are 14 themed sections, ranging from Hues & Flavors, Money, Envy, Love & Marriage, all the way thru to Trees and New Life.
And yes, yours truly is also on board. With 2x poems (“Green My Envy” and
“Clear Queer Green”), plus a condensed version of my long interview with
Jack Micheline. Who is likewise poetically represented. As are Karen Margolis,
Tate Swindell, William Blake, Amy Lowell, Philip K. Dick, and even Henry VIII.
The Green Anthology is available in both print and Kindle editions.
For ordering information and to read more about the Green Anthology go here
And then yeah, buy yourself a copy!Continue Reading »