I’m Jeremiah Walton. I’m 20 // from N.H // & bop around the country w/ traveling bookstore Books & Shovels. We distribute literature, pairing zines / chapbooks / classics, at a ‘pay-what-you-can’ rate. We push passionate living > making a living, & work to make that concept more accessible. In 2011, I founded small press Nostrovia!.
In 2013, I stuck my thumb out, & have been on & off the road since.
NOTE: I measure my success as a poet by the number of people I can inspire. I like inspiring others & inspiring myself. I like doing this in person, with intimate communications, one-on-one, or small groups, thru street ciphers, busking, from late night roof tops to sunrise beaches. I have stopped making my writing available online, and rarely post my poems to this blog. I no longer submit writing to zines / publications unless thru solicitation. There are some rad publications I love that are out now, but the work consistently keeping up on submitting isn’t the path I’m currently following.
An archive of my writing is available here, along with some favorites linked below. I prefer sharing my writing thru in person performances, & handing out self-published collections by hand.
- Coyote (self pub / out of print)
- #RuntRaccoonRevolution (Bottlecap Press)
- Gatsby’s Abandoned Children (self pub / out of print)
- San Francisco Lit Crawl
- NYC Poetry Festival
- Beast Crawl Festival
- No Mic Open Mic (hosting)
- Mongolian Yurt Poetry Reading (hosting)
Books & Shovels / Nostrovia! Press are ‘pay-what-you-can’ projects that continue due to support from readers / publishers / other artists. Donate to support our gas tank & printers’ eating habits.
- Books & Shovels (traveling bookstore) (@Beach Sloth / @The Glory Tree Herald)
- Nostrovia! (indie press)
- Annual Chapbook Contest (print / N! Project)
- Fuck Art, Let’s Dance (e-zine / N! Project)
- Nostrovia! Tavern (lit blog / N! Project)
INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS
- Hey, We Do This (w/ Josh Spiler, 2015)
I’m responsive at Twitter (@NostroviaPoetry)
My email is jeremiahwalton at nostroviatowriting dot com