This is the person Carl Aagesen who has an interesting Twitter feed (@totallymoon) and he lives in Chicago I think.
Do you consider yourself a ‘writer’ or ‘artist’ or what?
I rarely consider any of that. i am simply compelled to DO things. i feel cursed to do the things i do regardless of how i choose to identify. i was writing often by the age of six, when i broke a bone for the first time. i have broken nine since. i broke my rib when i was thirteen and had to sit mostly upright in a bed for three weeks, not allowed to laugh. that is when i first started to write bad poetry. personal injury, powerlessness and spiritual trauma have always informed and motivated my work in whatever medium it occurs. a lot of my work has been egregious and a lot of my work has been tolerable. some of it might have been good, but that’s no accident: i am fortunate to have had a lot of time to practice and figure things out. to me the word artist is rarely applicable today. i am afraid the trees of work bear little fruit. i see little painstake or effort. we practice many arts, as much as some people whom also practice some arts some of the time. when i do consider how to identify myself in my heart i settle on reader, because i read more than i have done anything else, more than eating, sleeping, walking or talking. i don’t know anyone who reads more than i do because they are busy reading and not knowing me. i think a lot, but usually in circles and i don’t get as far as i’d like. i don’t count thinking as a discipline since i’m a fool and an idiot. i also laugh a lot, mostly at the misfortune of others brought about by their own completely preventable thoughts and actions. on an whole i find most things either radical or radically perverse, but to discuss art is almost pejorative to me while we are still rooted in this undeniably satanic excuse for civilization.