xxox fm :: Joshua Escobar a.k.a. dj ashtrae

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in the supermarket

                                                      full of mistakes

my dream husband motions

                                                      muddy socks

over his navel

i gave my future to him last night

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THE BOOK

Musings about past and potential exes make up xxox fm. Beset in a dystopian version of southern California, these poems explore the warehouses of ravers, overgrown freeways, and “azure hillsides.” Having given up on whatever the poet (DJ Ashtrae & lil’ piñata) pretends to be searching for, this collection celebrates incoherence, or the volatile spaces where we exist.

THE AUTHOR

Joshua Escobar a.k.a. DJ Ashtrae is the author of Caljforkya Voltage (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press) and xxox fm (DoubleCross Press, 2019). His work has appeared in BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, and the Acentos Review. His first full-length collection is forthcoming in 2020 from Noemi Press and Letras Latinas. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo and Shandaken: Storm King. He is a Professor of English at Santa Barbara City College, and he publishes the zine Orange Mercury.