A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music, glitch video, sticker art, and pop surrealism paintings. His most recent poetry collection, Savage Magic, was released in 2016; its cover shows a sample of his glitch video work. His other books include a collection of limericks based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, naturally entitled Cthulhu Limericks, a four-part series of erotic dark fantasies set in Ancient Egypt, an on-going series about a dishwasher in space, and the science fiction novels Computing Angels, The Toothpick Fairy, and Kill Claus!. These books and more are available via Amazon, Lulu, and Barnes and Noble.com.
His poetry and fiction have appeared in Empty Mirror, Otoliths, Futures Trading, Ex-Ex Lit, H&, Zoomoozophone Review, In Between Hangovers, Streetcake, Clockwise Cat, Zombie Logic Review, Full of Crow, Exquisite Corpse, Chiron Review, Open 24 Hours, Malefact, Spoonfed, Shattered Wig Review, and other literary journals. As a freelance writer, he has published articles and reviews in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Utne Reader, Option, and other periodicals.
As a musician, he has performed in several music projects including Tone Ghosting (solo electronics), Stylus (turntable ensemble), Mercury Fools the Alchemist (free improvisation trio), For Official Use Only (electronics trio), Bionic Eyes (electronics duo), and Alzo Boszormenyi and the Acid Achievers (7 piece improvising rock band). Mercury Fools the Alchemist’s CD “The Science of Unobtainable Results” and Tone Ghosting’s “Plastic Voice” and “Unfolding” CDs are also available via Amazon. The Tone Ghosting tape “Private Jet Experience” is available from Become Eternal tapes. Complete Tone Ghosting discography here.
Glitch video works, including video poems and music videos, can be found at the Bionic Eyes YouTube channel.