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Jordan Castro

Jordan Castro

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JORDAN CASTRO (b. 1992) is the author of if i really wanted to feel happy i'd feel happy already (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014) and YOUNG AMERICANS (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2013).

jordancastroisthepresident@gmail.com

peterbd predicting my death, along w/ 39 other deaths, via 40 likely to die before 40: an introduction to alt lit

peterbd predicting my death, along w/ 39 other deaths, via 40 likely to die before 40: an introduction to alt lit



August 27, 2014, 4:28pm  Notes

“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 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 re if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already



August 25, 2014, 7:00pm  Notes

“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.”

Tao Lin re if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already



August 25, 2014, 3:00pm  Notes

my second poetry book, if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already, is now available to order via amazon

my second poetry book, if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already, is now available to order via amazon



August 25, 2014, 11:38am  Notes

if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already on goodreads

if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already on goodreads



August 24, 2014, 3:14pm  Notes

» Hobart :: Reflecting On My First Year Of Sobriety

fast-machine:

my friend jordan castro has one year sober today. 

I had my bags packed and was getting ready to leave with two insane-seeming girls who offered me sex in exchange for a ride to Cleveland when a few patients stopped me and essentially pushed me into the lecture hall. I don’t know why I didn’t put up more of a fight - maybe because I didn’t actually want to leave, maybe I was just too tired - but I’m glad I didn’t. I began to understand and appreciate the value of friends, the importance of having people around me who’d tell me when I was fucking up, and the value of listening to them. The thought of leaving became increasingly fleeting, and I started doing the things that people were telling me to do.

- reflecting on my first year of sobriety



Reblogged from fast machine.

August 23, 2014, 3:00pm  Notes

hobart published a piece by me titled ‘reflecting on my first year of sobriety’

hobart published a piece by me titled ‘reflecting on my first year of sobriety’



August 23, 2014, 11:53am  Notes

book trailer re if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already (forthcoming 8.25.14)

video by leigh silverblatt



August 18, 2014, 2:58pm  Notes

» an excerpt from '40 Likely To Die Before 40'

altlitgossip:

I remember the junkies. The way their words seemed to slide from their slanted mouths, slimy and slurred or coughed up and short. The way their legs bounced anxiously as they waited—always waited—for Jason to come through with Opana or oxy or heroin or whatever they could find that day. The way their zombie-like eyes shone through eyelids like slits, pupils small as pins. The way they scratched their skin obsessively, like there was something underneath it.

The way I too eventually spoke from the side of my mouth, tapped my foot to that haunting, inaudible rhythm, hung pictures of past with the pins of my eyeballs, scratched unendingly at that incessant, incurable itch.

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Jordan Castro

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Reblogged from Alt Lit Gossip.

August 12, 2014, 9:07am  Notes

exterior re if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already (forthcoming 8.25.14 via civil coping mechanisms), illustration by mallory whitten / design by michael seidlinger

exterior re if i really wanted to feel happy i’d feel happy already (forthcoming 8.25.14 via civil coping mechanisms), illustration by mallory whitten / design by michael seidlinger



August 11, 2014, 3:00pm  Notes