Hi, I’m Chris Bevens. I’m a poet, a storyteller, a musician and songwriter among so many other things. I’ve sold popsicles from a custom made tricycle, worked in a butcher shop, a motorcycle shop, a lumberyard, and as a high school yearbook photographer. I was lucky to study poetry with Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman along the way of this long strange trip we are all on.

I live in Seattle where I write poems and stories and songs and work on odd little projects, like my diecast racing club I managed as my alter ego, Brock Wheeler, from 2020-2022. My current little project is publishing a poetry chapbook every other month, which I’d love to get into your hands!

I’ve always enjoyed most the areas of life that cross boundaries, defy definition, and bring together disparate elements to make something unusual and fresh. Something to stop me and cause me to think or feel something I hadn’t had access to prior. I don’t fit in a box, and neither does what I tend to share here. I barely know how to describe some of the feelings and inspirations within me. I’m queer, and with hindsight I often wonder how much of the search for myself affected, or was affected by this natural attraction for things that are naturally in opposition to boundaries of all types. I wonder, but I know.

Things I dig that you’ll find on this site: poems, stories, tunes. Some random thoughts. Links to things I dig. Things that stir in me that which needs voice.

Thanks for visiting! Find me on instagram @pedalpoet, and while you’re at it, I have another completely unrelated blog you might like to check out: Old-timey Recipe Books. It’s silly.

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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