An edgy essay collection from former op-ed slam champion A. P. Porter on subjects from murder to meditation politics to punctuation.
Anthony Peyton Porter left Chicago in the mid-eighties holing up in Saint Paul then absconding to Minneapolis where reliable witnesses heard him muttering on Twin Cities Public Television KFAI and Minnesota Public Radio. Promising the usual eternal love he inveigled artist Janice Perry into marrying him. She put up with him as best she could and died in 2012.
After fleeing Minnesota with his accomplices in 2003 he turned up in Chico California doing the same damn thing on KZFR just like nothing had happened.
Mr. Porter was once accused of poetry by people who claimed to know but it all blew over and he seemed fine for years. Recently he's been heard mumbling about trochees and anapests so there's little doubt this time.
Perhaps inevitably Mr. Porter has ended up in prison teaching creative writing for the William James Association and facilitating Alternatives to Violence Project workshops at High Desert State Prison in Susanville Calif.