explores the ragged edge of art, society, and sanity, viciously skewering the politics of rebellion.

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“Fascinating like a car crash, this was one of the rare books I found myself literally unable to put down until I had finished it…”
Jason Pettus, CCLaP

“alt.punk speaks directly to anyone in the twenty- to thirty-something age bracket who feels hoodwinked by western culture’s promise that we can have anything we want as long as we work hard and want it badly enough…[alt.punk] has all the makings of an underground cult classic.”
Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews

“…a debut novel in all the ways great debuts can be, like a brain dump that not only introduces just the right amount of flair and confidence and mastery of language, but still somehow also becomes a window into a slice of the world you don’t quite know enough about, if you even knew it existed like this in the first place.”
Ben Tanzer, This Blog Will Change Your Life

“alt.punk is a tale of brutally honest, fatalistic, twenty-first century American Naturalism.”
Barry Graham, Dogzplot


The Nervous Breakdown

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

American Book Review Read an excerpt at Project Muse

Small Press Reviews

Pank Magazine

Nailed Magazone


The New York Journal of Books

The Next Best Book Blog

Haole Reads

The Word Zombie

This Blog Will Change Your Life

Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

Kate Says


Ten Everywhere with Bl Pawelek at Monkeybicycle

The Word Zombie

With Barry Graham via Dogzplot and Pank and This Blog Will Change Your Life

With Ryan W. Bradley via The Big Other

Honorable Mentions

alt.punk makes The Book Page’s Top Ten Indie Picks of 2011

alt.punk makes The CCLAP’s Year in Books 2011 List

alt.punk makes The Word Zombie’s Top 11 Books of 2011

alt.punk makes Dogzplot Top Ten

alt.punk makes Ben Tanzer’s Top 3 Picks of 2011 at The Next Best Book Club’s Top List

alt.punk makes NewsPages New & Noteworthy Books list

alt.punk goes comic over at Nailed Magazine Nathan Holic Illustrates alt.punk

Nathan Holic’s shout out in The Library of America: Nathan Holic

BluePrintReview book+lit blog “Art of the Book Review” mention

alt.punk is in the LCCC library! as well as the Stillwater Public Library


San Francisco and London-based musician, writer, and polyamorous contortionist.