my name is steve roggenbuck im a vegan poet :)


[about me]  [videos]  [books]  [interviews]  [tour]  [store]  [donate]  [live my lief]

tumblr hit counter
Understanding that people are always a worse version of who they want to be is a way of loving them.

Spencer Madsen, from You Can Make Anything Sad (Publishing Genius Press, 04.14)

(Source: mcnallyjackson, via popserial)

"exist" by reflections. the breakdown starting at 1:55 heck yes !!!!!

stand-up comedy by hari kondabolu !!!!! highly recomend

(Source: boosthouse)

advice for revising poetry <3 this is what works FOR Me. (i should also add: i usually also save each draft , so i can go back to earlier versions to get stuff back if needed)

advice for revising poetry <3 this is what works FOR Me. (i should also add: i usually also save each draft , so i can go back to earlier versions to get stuff back if needed)

Anonymous asked: Hi steve I'm very concerned about the high quality of dadcontent you produce while totally ignoring all momcontent. why is this? seems as though you place dadcontent on a pedestal, and i worry about the potential for this reinforcing the patriarchy. your thoughts? thank u

this is somthing i have considered at length.. i do think mom content is on the rise, across the board, and i hope 2 be part of that movement. part of my reliance on dad jokes in the past has been because some of my dad jokes are pretty brutal, and if you changed them to be mom jokes, it wouldn’t realy be funny.. let me give examples: i recently had a line about eating a dead dad stuffed with cucumber.. but eating a dead mom doesn’t seem like a funny foundation for a joke, because its maybe “too real” when u think about serial murderers always targeting women (?), idk, that might not be the perfect example.. some of my other dad jokes have included talking about popping my dad’s balls with a hammer and rubber mallet, or other violent things—and again, that violence would feel “too real” when directed at a woman i think , becaus violence against women is so devastatingly common in real lief, and it just feels way more offensive than violence against men . anyway so yes, i have been thinkin about this overall issue, and yeah i am lookin for that mom content on the rise.. and i have been movin away from dads slightly as a meme i think, too, because i realized that the *harmless suburban dad* meme should maybe be more suspect.. how often are dads actually that harmless ? my own dad is one of the kindest people in the world, so i feel like that shaped my perception of “dads,” but overall dads are very common purveyors of violence and domination in our world, so mayb it’s very privileged for me to have such a light attitude about “dads” indeed.. <3 pls feel free to bring mom content to my atention, i would be intersted to see more example’s of what sucessful mom-positive comedy can loook like

i posted a new vidoe today if u didnt see yet !! :)

(Source: livemylief)

i made my youtube archives easier to explore. my ”best of” choices are obviously subjective, but with this organization u should be able to watch back to the beginning in manageable chunks and not lose your place&#160;!! there are 4 playlists, for a total of just over 3 hours:
best of 2014: 16 min (+ growing).best of 2013: 42 min.best of 2012: 1 hour 7 min.best of 2011: 1 hour.

i made my youtube archives easier to explore. my ”best of” choices are obviously subjective, but with this organization u should be able to watch back to the beginning in manageable chunks and not lose your place !! there are 4 playlists, for a total of just over 3 hours:


best of 2014: 16 min (+ growing).
best of 2013: 42 min.
best of 2012: 1 hour 7 min.
best of 2011: 1 hour.

(Source: livemylief)

in 2011 around the beginning of the Internet Poetry blog, my frend michael inscoe posted a poem as an Amazon review of a birdman album, and if you go to the page today, it is still the #1 ranked review.. truely amazing.. (the video above is me reading the poem in 2011)

back in 2010 i sold minimalist greeting cards on etsy and this was one of the cards i designd

back in 2010 i sold minimalist greeting cards on etsy and this was one of the cards i designd

haha i realy want this youtube channel to actualy make videos

haha i realy want this youtube channel to actualy make videos

this page of my 2012 book is up to 162,000 tumblr note&#160;!

this page of my 2012 book is up to 162,000 tumblr note !

(Source: unspecializeart, via liefplus)

this shirt is stil available &lt;3 it&#8217;s organic and made in the u.s.a, you can order it here&#160;!!

this shirt is stil available <3 it’s organic and made in the u.s.a, you can order it here !!