Jeff Callaway was born in Athens, Texas in 1976. Since then he has attempted to tour every bar and every jail-house in this great state. Fortunately he shares his experiences through his edgy southern poetry that can be as sultry as Texas itself. Jeff has written five chapbooks and two full-length volumes, all published by Austin publisher Texas Outlaw Press. He has appeared at countless open mics and performed many spoken word events since 2003. He recently had his first art show of original work at the Hal Samples Space Gallery in Deep Ellum, displaying his many multi-media renderings of beer bottles. He currently resides in Tyler, Texas where he continues to perform, write, paint, live and love. "It is my personal opinion that Burroughs, Kerouac & Rimbaud never died. A highly advanced alien civilization abducted them, extracted their DNA, & genetically engineered “Texas Outlaw Poet” Jeff Callaway. His first collection of poems, “Party Fouls”, is a harrowing road-trip through the fragmented Texas psyche of an artist who has truly survived a “season in hell”. Callaway’s “graduate degree” in poetry was earned in the bloodcurdling corridors of Huntsville State Prison. Like Jack Henry Abbott, Paul Verlaine & other “outsider artists” before him — Callaway has brought his “prison ink lessons” and a life spent-on-the-margins into gut-wrenching redemptive cinematic glory. I don’t read poetry. And I read Callaway’s electric collection in one sitting." -C.M. Talkington

March 08, 2021

The Texas Legislature has been in session for eight weeks and dozens of marijuana-related bills have been introduced, including proposals to reduce the penalties for low level marijuana possession. Your senator sits on the State Affairs Committee, and it is imperative that they hear from you on this important issue.

Click here to send your Senator an email supporting Penalty Reduction!

From the pandemic to redistricting to our newly discovered energy crisis, we are going to have to work hard to make sure marijuana law reform is given proper consideration during this legislative session. In addition to sending this email to your Representative, make sure you register for our two-part Texas Marijuana Policy Virtual Lobby Day scheduled for Monday, March 29th.

 
Texas NORML
info@texasnorml.org

March 08, 2021The Texas Legislature has been in session for eight weeks and dozens of marijuana-related bills have been introduced, including proposals to create a regulated cannabis market. Your senator sits on the State Affairs Committee, and it is imperative that they hear from you on this important issue.Click here to send your Senator an email supporting Legalization!From the pandemic to redistricting to our newly discovered energy crisis, we are going to have to work hard to make sure marijuana law reform is given proper consideration during this legislative session. In addition to sending this email to your Representative, make sure you register for our two-part Texas Marijuana Policy Virtual Lobby Day scheduled for Monday, March 29thTexas NORML
info@texasnorml.orgMarijuana policy should be evidence based.
Dispel the myths with the NORML Fact Sheets.

Too many emails? Update your subscription preferences or unsubscribe at the link below.Sent via ActionNetwork.org. To update your email address, change your name or address, or to stop receiving emails from Texas NORML, please click here.
ReplyForward

Texas Outlaw Poet, Jeff Callaway, is set to release his first full length poetry collection in two years. Titled “A BRIEF HISTORY OF RHYME” Callaway confirms that this collection will be a departure from previous subject matter and style, settling for more spiritual content and a more elaborate free verse approach. The book which is set to be released in late Spring of 2021 is currently being edited by the poet. Callaway is also said to be working on the artwork for the collection. A BRIEF HISTORY OF RHYME will be the poet’s 8th publication by Austin, Texas publisher Texas Outlaw Press!

Texas Outlaw Press was founded when my good friend Jeff Callaway was sent to prison for the non-violent offense of possession of psilocybin mushrooms. Together we founded the Press to publish chapbooks for readings both while Jeff was in and when he got out of the penitentiary system. The legacy of our inception is our on-going interest in working with artist who have had to suffer the indignities and injustices of the hypocritical drug laws in Texas and the U.S. In the coming years we hope to shape the Press into a helpful resource for artists trapped in the Texas prison system for non-violent drug possession. We are also interested in collaborating with Texas’s artist and political communities to bring further awareness to the injustices of Marijuana Prohibition and the harms to people’s lives caused by incarcerating non-violent drug offenders. Ultimately we would like to help educate citizens and voters about the negative consequences of current drug laws and the benefits of treatment vs. incarceration in regards to serious addiction issues. At the same time we’d like to offer a rewarding forum for self-expression to those negatively impacted by those laws and to our readers and listeners. -John-Paxton Gremillion (Co-Founder)

when
times get tough
and bad things
happen
my lover and me
love the sound
of our skin
slapping
together
beat by beat
to one rhythm
overlapping
in time
we find
healing
with both our hearts
kneeling
on bended knees
eating
each others skin
is so revealing
peeling away
every sweet
layer
to the bone
with softest moans
melting the night
while fingers roam
feeling at home
all over us
all a glow
until
both of us
know
everything
is gonna be
alright everything
and now we see
love is all
we’ll ever need
and sex is a feast
so i’ll serve the beef
whenever life
seems so mean
my baby and me
hear a dinner bell ring
and again
and again
it’s time to feed
it’s time to eat
the butt-naked lunch
bon appetit!!!

BUY HENDERSON COUNTY BLUES BY JEFF CALLAWAY ON AMAZON!

A short film based on and containing the poem “Nocturnal Emissions” by Jeff Callaway, Texas Outlaw Poet. Brought to you by Good Cat/Bad Cat Productions in association with Texas Outlaw Press. All video bits are public domain. Written by Jeff Callaway. Acting by Jeff Callaway. Nararated by Jeff Callaway. Filmed and Directed by Sophia Cruz aka Mad Sophia. #TexasOutlawPress #GoodCatBadCatProductions #MadSophia #TexasOutlawPoet

WATCH ON YOUTUBE:

GOODCAT BADCAT:

GOODCAT BADCAT YOUTUBE

MAD SOPHIA FACEBOOK

it was in
a gray October of
one long gone year
we both fell in love
way back
when we were both so young
back when i was sunburned
and she was the sun
and she was
the love of my life
she was an angel from above
she was to be my wife
and with a little bit of luck
we would make sweet
love love love
run amok
we supped wine from a loving cup
like two licorice libertines love struck
when something was up
and she was my first
and i was hers
back in that gray October i spoke of
back when her autumn arrhythmias would cause me to erupt
when she was my marigold
she was my macramé angel
softest skin i’ve ever known
will ever know?
so her skin was a field of snow
and her emerald eyes were a million stories left untold
her saffron curls
of golden swirls the ozone
when i was with her i was home
and i love this babe to the bone
but now she’s gone
and she left this world
and all she’d ever known
just like that old Hank William’s song
she’s long gone
she’s long gone
and i am so
alone.

BUY PARTY FOULS ON AMAZON!

26218_403042629253_223913_n

RIP MY LOVE!