Hi, I’m Chris Bevens, I’m a poet living in Seattle, WA amongst cats and corvids. I make little chapbooks of poems and songs, and leave them among the Little Free Libraries of Seattle, and sometimes upon the windowsills of coffee shops. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the Naropa Institute, and I’ve been most recently published in Cathexis Northwest Press, Suburban Witchcraft Magazine, and Punk Noir.

I write dark stories and anecdotes, dystopian fiction, and blog posts about growing up a closeted queer in a small conservative town, and coming out later in life. But mainly I’m a poet, and lately my poetry seems to be centered upon cats and gun violence. Not at the same time. Cats can’t use guns. No thumbs.

Today, starting off 2023, I’m working with Dave Berger, a killer NY-based drummer recording some poems and stories supported by, and inspired by his rhythms, and I’ll share some of those here as they progress. Likewise, I’ll be sharing work I’m collaborating on with a good friend and Seattle-based artist, illustrator and taller half of creative team Ringtail Studios.

Thanks for visiting! Though I’m not on there often, find me on instagram @pedalpoet, and while you’re at it, I have another completely unrelated blog I’ve forgotten about for years now, but you might like to check it out: Old-timey Recipe Books. It’s silly. Speaking of silly, try my Diecast Racing Club YouTube channel run by my alter ego, Brock Wheeler.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Chris! Although I know you as Brock Wheeler! I’m so glad I found this link on your YouTube page!
    Your hobbies, interests, and life story are inspiring. Not to mention you do a great job commenting as Brock!
    Did you do the background music for your Alley Cat Race Club videos? It’s such a catchy tune! I was hoping to find it on your Audio page.
    Keep up the good work on your videos! I love the scoring format, the commentary, and your style! 😀
    – Chad “Daddy G”


    1. Thanks so much Chad! Great to meet you again so to speak. 🙂 I did, yes. Other than a couple of the early short videos I made, all the music I’ve used has been mine. The one you’re talking about I call the Alley Cat Theme, and I haven’t made a proper recording of it other than the clip I repeat for the races. I’m glad you dig it, thanks for letting me know!

      I’ll shoot the final video this weekend. I’m pretty excited to watch your truck race Uncle Elvis’, it should be wild! Thanks for the comment.


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