Tommy “Teebs” Pico is the founder and editor in chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that publishes art and writing. He’s the author of absentMINDR (VERBALVISUAL, 2014)—the first chapbook APP published for iOS mobile/tablet devices—was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has been published in BOMB, Guernica, and the Best American Poetry blog. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn.
facing the possibility of total economic collapse on the back of / war and falling oil prices vs Australia’s avocado shortageBy Tommy Pico
One night she steals / an onion from one / of the nuns tells me it’s / the sweetest thing she ever / tasted.By Tommy Pico
feasting on boys ideas / and language and chips / of technology. Sometimes / real food.By Tommy Pico
Who deserves yr story? / Not all stories. Not my story / my lol truth not life of live-/ lihood or food.By Tommy Pico
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