Dreams Are My Social Life by Rupert Wondolowski


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Praise for the Book

“The poems reflect a union of opposites — both relaxed and contained, abstract and down-to-earth, funny and piercing, language-driven and observant.” The Baltimore Fishbowl

“From his long list of music projects to his proprietership of Normals Books and Records to his long-running Shattered Wig Press and several books of poetry, Rupert Wondolowski has been an indispensible contributor to the Baltimore arts community for decades.” Bruiser Mag

About Rupert Wondolowski

Rupert Wondolowski is also the author of Mattress In an Alley, Raft Upon the Sea (Fell Swoop), The Origin of Paranoia as a Heated Mole Suit (Publishing Genius) and The Whispering of Ice Cubes (Shattered Wig Press). He performs in The Mole Suit Choir and Wondofeather and lives in the fabled land of Baltimore.


Some of these poems appeared previously in the chapbook Mattress in an Alley, Raft Upon the Sea, published by Fell Swoop. 

“Shoebox Versus A Church Versus a Swimming Pool” was published in Everyday Genius and then in the anthology I Wagered Deep On The Run Of Six Rats To See Which Would Catch The First Fire, edited by RW Spryszak.

“Lines Composed Upon Waking…,” “Where The Road Peters Out Beyond the Old Sawmill,” and “Things To Do Around a Wild-Eyed Drunk” were published in The Nervous Breakdown.

Additional information

Weight5 oz
Dimensions5 × 7 × .4 in



Paperback, 70 pages, 5×7
Cover art by Christine Sajecki