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Paul-Newell Reaves

Let me first explain something about my name: Paul-Newell is my first name, a double first name.  Reaves is my last name, a singular last name– like Superman actor Christopher Reeve, but different.  There was a feud.

In Northern Alabama, where my dad hails from, half the family were rum-runners, the other half Baptist priests.  So the one half changed their name from Reeves to Reaves.  Whether I’m on the side of the priests or the mobsters is open to myth-making.

But the point is, my name is Paul-Newell Reaves.  And you may call me Paul-Newell.

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Social Media Minimalism:
Instagram: @professor_punk
TikTok: @PaulNewellReaves

The Latest:

Rahshia Sawyer– award winning photographer, Professor of photography at George Mason University– has commissioned me to co-write between two and four articles on creative destruction and resilience, and how we can reemerge into society, reestablishing 2021 in a constructive fashion (more exciting details to come, as the project develops).

With finalized drafts of four chapters, The Politics of Furniture, A Police-Escorted Move Out, Nicholas Carpenter, and My Strength Built as a Female Escort, Sandi Carpenter– major D.C.-based Interior Designer and co-owner of Theodore’s in Glover Park– and I are ready to begin the process of procuring an agent for her autobiography. We have put together a quite dynamic title for the book: “Moxie for Interior Design(ers): High-End Furniture, the Washingtonian Elites, and the Inner Strength of Sandi Carpenter”.

The Slag Review has accepted a poem of mine, “Coral Reef”.  Publication forthcoming, in issue 13 (my lucky number).

BIO:  Paul-Newell Reaves is a poet, ghostwriter and freelance editor from Washington, D.C.  As former owner of a musicians roadie business, he has driven bands as far as Miami and Las Vegas.  He holds a Masters Degree in English from George Washington University with focuses in Modernist Poetry and Disability Studies. He is a card carrying member of the National Writers Union since 2015.  He wishes you peace and contentment.

Published Poems:

“Knowing from a Venezuelan Madhouse” Stone of Madness Press, November, 2020.

“Coral Reef” Slag Review, accepted.

“A Lamppost Named Mark” Defenestrationism.net , 2020.
A lengthy one, and one of my favorites.
Read it, here.

“Skulls and Dice” Dirty Chai Magazine, January 2015.
Enjoy a republication:

Skulls and Dice
One possession I honestly own in this post-humanist world?
my skull. 
And one honest action mine, as well:
to roll the dice.

“Another Love Away” defenestrationism.net , 2013.
Enjoy a republication:

Another love away

Fly, pretty love, fly away.
Don’t worry about me, I’ll be OK.
For my next love is but another love away.

Another love away, another love away,
my new love is now another love away.

I met her in the morning,
before she’d done her hair;
I kissed her in the evening,
when her scenes were over.

Another love away, my love, another
love will while away,
for my old love is now a whole
new love away.

“Black Hood”  misfitsmiscellaneous.wordpress.blogspot.com , 2011.

“Five Gin Gimlets” thegimletmagazine.com , 2010.

Published Critical Works:

“Six Tips for Brand Growing || Brand Growing as Personal Improvement” Suvi’sJournalism https://youtu.be/RZonCaM0fLk , November 23rd, 2020

Lengthy Poem Talk” given at the National Writers’ Union District of Columbia Chapter, April 26th, 2020

“Psychodynamic Client Perspective” Routledge, 2018.

“Meanings in Madness: a mental disability studies reading of Ezra Pound’s ‘Pisan Cantos'” Refworks, 2016.

“Albums as Texts” bi-weekly column, chamberfour.com , 2013-2014.

Internet Radio:

“The Lyricists’ Watch Hour:” Cruddy Rite Radio, 2014 – 2019.
Sundays and Mondays, 7pm Eastern Standard Time.

Twice weekly I examine the lyrics of full albums as literary texts. 
2017-18 season all concept albums.
2018-19 season featured Bob Dylan albums. 
2019-20 season will focus on albums from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, especially those released by the record label Draztik Measurez.

click for summery of Paul-Newell Reaves’ music .

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