“I’ve studied your cartoons, radio, music, TV, movies, magazines/ Richard said “Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy.”/ A smile like the cartoon, tooth for tooth/ You said that irony was the shackles of youth.”
—R.E.M., “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”, Monster (1994)

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (
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