I’m into zines, indie publishing, hypertext1, and whatever they used to call Alt Lit. I put together a literary magazine that focuses on new and unusual forms of writing, and with it I host a reading series modelled after a late night talk show. I lived in Japan for a while. I enjoy mustard more than other condiments, as well as all the foods that go with mustard.
After all that, I’m tired, so I play with my cat, Penny.
So what does this all have to do with No Categories and why did I name the website this?
The name No Categories was inspired by a line by the poet Michael McClure. Three years after he had given his first reading at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, an event that put West Coast Beat Poets on the literary map, Michael McClure exclaimed in his poem: “THERE ARE NO CATEGORIES!” I’ve always like that line, as an antidote to all the irrational boundaries in the world.
I’ve always used this website as a kind of sketchbook, to publish bits of writing, and to learn new ways to build websites. It’s always a “website under construction” as they say because, let’s face it, there’s no such thing as a finished web site.
I publish when I can, and maintain some open source projects for fun. If you’ve found any of them valueable, here’s how you can show thanks:
I wrote my undergraduate senior thesis on the development and aesthetics of electronic, non-linear literature. ↩︎