This is the official site of Birdsong Micropress, a lil publishing outfit located in Williamsburg (not the historic one), and is comprised of an array of serialized zines and one-shots by various birdsong writers/artists, and the interview series Five on It. Contributors comprise The Birdsong Collective.


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About Tommy

Tommy was born and raised on the Viejas Reservation of the Kumeyaay Nation, near San Diego. Now he lives and eats in Brooklyn. twitter.com/pitstains



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My Spring Fling Turned Into My Summer Dream

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Tomorrow is the opening night party for “My Spring Fling Turned Into My Summer Dream”– a group art exhibition curated by J. Morrison (who we interviewed not too long ago, and who also contributed a print to our benefit show) at … Continue reading



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Five On It- with Blake Butler

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Although his new novel There is No Year won’t be coming out for a month, Blake Butler takes to the streets of the city this week with several members of Gotham’s literati (including birdsong interviewees like Melissa Broder, Ben Greenman, … Continue reading



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Five On It- with Jennifer Michael Hecht

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A year ago this time I was in the New School’s MFA poetry program, and one of my favorite professors was poet, historian, philosopher, author and world famous skeptic, Jennifer Michael Hecht. She taught me a lot in her classroom, … Continue reading



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Five On It- with Brian Kenny

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-Hands Tshirt by Brian Kenny New York-based artist Brian Kenny has worn many hats in his time– gymnast, vocalist, go-go boy, visual artist, poet, etc. etc. etc. The list just grows. Whatever means his creative ambition takes, it’s assured of … Continue reading



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THIS WEEK IN BIRDSONG – 1/14–1/20

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Happy Valentimes! This is an appropriately ominous image, yeah? It’s like a Valentine from Satan. Took me serious minutes of Google image searching to find this gem. I’m not going to yawn about my lack of a Valentine yet again, … Continue reading



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Five On It- with Slava Mogutin

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–Behind the Curtain, Two Fists Up, and JockHead (Brian) by Slava Mogutin Slava Mogutin’s creative spark alights nearly every artistic medium, and he boasts an impressive body of work– both individually, and with co-conspirators in the collaborative  artistic team, SUPERM– … Continue reading



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Five On It- with J. Morrison

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If you were at the NY Art Book Fair, you may be familiar with artist, designer, zinester and all around visionary J. Morrison because his table was constantly playing the best music (aka the new Kelis album). You may also … Continue reading



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Five On It- with Nicholas Gorham

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At the end of next week, on Friday Feb 4th and Saturday Feb 5th, actor and performance artist Nicholas Gorham will be presenting his first full length solo show, “Nicholas Gorham: One Drop Passing” at La Mama in the East … Continue reading



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THIS WEEK IN BIRDSONG 1/24-1/30

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Okay so I am a little bit, like, doing other things while I write this. In fact, I’m typing this in a student lounge at a college I have never, and will never, attend, waiting for some stuff to happen. … Continue reading



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Five on It– with Scott Lindenbaum

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This Friday is the launch party for Electric Literature no. 5 at HousingWorks Bookstore in Soho.  As I hold the print issue in front of me (which, it should be mentioned, is POD), what I notice almost as much as … Continue reading



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