a film adaptation of one of my POSEY TASTE LIKE poems

In 2017 My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition was published as a greatly expanded full-length edition of my 2015 Bottlecap Press chapbook, My Posey Taste Like.

My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition is a concept album inspired by Lana Del Rey composed of surreal landscapes and insincerity masked as sincerity and vice versa and limbo is always a place on earth with you with you with you.

I was recently contacted via instagram by filmmaker, Hunter Way, who had read a poem I had published in Lumen Magazine (which was later published in My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition) and wanted to make a video inspired by the poem. Here is Hunter Way’s artistic statement:

“To me, this poem gave insight into how relationships play out in today’s world. There’s no contact, and everything is represented by something else. Everything’s communicated through different texts, and moods, and everything’s somewhat vague. I attempted to visually isolate these characters’ identities, and use modern technology/communication as a way to accent the barriers between people’s everyday lives.”

Just for the record, I love getting these types of requests! I love that fact that anyone would want to interact with my work at all, and then to make something inspired by it is really quite complimentary.

Hunter Way submitted the short video for a film class, and received a good grade on it. Please check the video out here:

Alexandra Naughton Podcast 001 & 002 featuring Cassandra Dallett

I love rap. I love listening to rap. I love reading about rap. I love researching rap. I love talking about rap. If you know me irl, you probably know this, and you might have also suggested that I start my own rap podcast.

Well, I did. I got the wonderful and super knowledgeable Cassandra Dallett to join me for the first two short intro episodes of the Alexandra Naughton Podcast (we had some technical difficulties about 30 minutes in and had to pause the live stream and reset the router, which is why there are two videos). 

We talked about new releases from Cardi B, the Weeknd, and Drake, I asked Cassandra what her beef with Nicki Minaj is about, and we talked about poetry stuff and dealing with people who rip you off.

I hope you like the Podcast. We had a good time, and I'm glad we got the kinks somewhat worked out. This is a low budget podcast, we have no sound engineers or anything like that, but as long as we have a strong internet connection we will be good. 

We will do this again. With more notes and talking points, maybe. Or at least we will do it again on a day where we both didn't wake up hella early and worked all day. I was exhausted by the time I got to Cassandra's house with my laptop. I need to make more money while somehow working less. If anyone has any tips on how to do that, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

Stay tuned for the next episode! You should probably subscribe to my channel so that you will always know when I'm about to go live <3

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alexandra naughton podcast: 001 & 002 feat. cassandra dallett

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be about it zine #15 now available!

Wow, I can’t believe we’ve already done 15 editions of Be About It zine!!! We’ve been making zines for 8 years now, and I think that’s something to be proud of. 

Buy Be About It zine #15 now (on sale) for only 4 dollars! 

Chock full of wonderful writing from:

Bianca Niño, Brice Maiurro, Chad Redden, Christine Hall, Cordelia Morgan, Donnie Martino, Is Sullivan, Joanna Anabo, Jonathan Aprea, Kevin Ridgeway, Kristina Ten, Maggie Grabmeier, M; Margo, Rhea Smith, Seth Berg, Sierra Ventura, Ted Tarnovski, Theo Konrad Auer, Thomas L. Winters

It’s kind of amazing to think that Be About It was born out of my lil ol quarterlife crisis back in 2010. I didn’t know what I was doing with my life at the time but I knew I wanted to write and create art and share it with people. I got inspired, and I put my all into something that people still care about. I had an epiphany last night that starting Be About It was the beginning of me figuring out my identity. Praises to DIY publishing and poetry!

Also, check out Be About It #15 at Everyday Skate Shop's "Zine Bazaar" on April 5th in San Francisco, as a part of the Tenderloin's First Thursday Artwalk. I'll be there, hope to see you! 936 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, at Everyday Skate Shop from 7-11pm.

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October Performances

This is my favorite time of year not just because my birthday is coming up or because I love haunted things and pumpkins and apple cider donuts. It's just my favorite time of year. I love the changing of the season, the chilliness, the darkness, how things feel quieter. Being out at night-- going to parties or just walking around city streets on the way to or from a party, which is usually my favorite part of the party besides the dressing up-- feels more exciting in the fall.

So maybe that's why I'm ready to do some things. Libra season is in full swing, scales swaying in the fading October sun, and I'm ready to do some readings. Please join me. 

Saturday, October 14 at 6:30pm, SF Lit Crawl: An Evening With The Rumpus at Laundry Gallery and Cafe (3359 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110). Readings by Randa Jarrar, Jen Palmares Meadows, Alexandra Naughton, Christine No, and Shanthi Sekaran! Comedy from Nato Green! The event will be emceed by writer and Rumpus Features Editor Christine Hyung-Oak Lee.

Saturday, October 14 at 8:30pm, UNOFFICIAL SF Lit Crawl Pop-up reading at Mission Playground (3555 19th St, San Francisco, California 94110). Featuring readings by Anna Avery, Zoe Blair, Alexandra Naughton, and Shy Watson. We will have donuts and candles at this very special outdoor reading.

Monday, October 16 at 6pm, Celebrate the Labor of Literary Curators at Nomadic Press (2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94612). Hosted by Anna Avery, featuring performances by Alexandra Naughton, Paul Corman-Roberts, and JK Fowler, with special guests Ashley Ray and Shy Watson.

Wednesday, October 18 is my birthday (turning 32, holy shit), and Saturday, October 28 is the 3rd Annual Libra Birthday party hosted by Cassandra Dallett and Alexandra Naughton. Truly looking forward to all of this.

 

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Sweet release day! MY POSEY TASTE LIKE PARADISE LOST EDITION is here!

I am very very excited that My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition is out and available for sale from Bottlecap Press. This is essentially a brand new book, even though an earlier version came out two years ago. I've reworked and remastered the original poems and I wrote a slew of new ones after visiting the East coast this summer. I really hope you like the book. It is a completed thought now.

MY POSEY TASTE LIKE: THE PARADISE LOST EDITION, BY ALEXANDRA NAUGHTON AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW FROM BOTTLECAP PRESS

My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition by Alexandra Naughton is available for pre-order now from Bottlecap Press.

The Paradise Lost Edition is the new, greatly expanded full-length edition of Alexandra Naughton's 2015 Bottlecap chapbook, My Posey Taste Like. It is a concept album inspired by Lana Del Rey. Surreal landscapes and insincerity masked as sincerity and vice versa and limbo is always a place on earth with you with you with you.

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Alexandra Naughton's Posey, Deluxe Edition, Redux, forthcoming from Bottlecap Press

On July 18, Alexandra Naughton will release My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition (Bottlecap Press, 2017) which includes poems from the original, highly acclaimed collection My Posey Taste Like (Bottlecap Press, 2015) plus ten new poems. 

"In My Posey Taste Like: The Paradise Lost Edition, Naughton is telling us she's quite done playing performance poetry games (if we hadn't figured that out earlier.) This is a harrowing examination of obsession as fetish, commodity and tragedy on every level of all our lives. I ain't gonna lie...this is scary and creepy work, but it's head on the nail and it knows exactly what Paradise looks like." - Paul Corman Roberts

“...dreamlike, sensual & unsettling, in a way that sticks with you and gets stuck in your head like a pop song.” - Leza Cantoral

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