Hey!  I’m mandooks.

I like to call myself a writer, poet, and all-around mess. I try to make art happen sometimes, through poetry, storytelling, music, zines, etc. I like to try things out. You can check out most of the stuff I do on this site, and contact me here.

Good god November 2023 If you're following this site and you've been wondering where I've been, well. I've been here, and I've been living with chronic pain for over a year. This is what this poem is about. I… Read more
Metrophobia – 2023 version November 2023 At the end of October, I reedited my zine Metrophobia, with updated versions of some poems as well as some new ones. The goal is to distribute it at a few holiday-themed art fairs in… Read more
November 28 November 2022 On the eve of this day we sat down on the floor and sang many songs with the friends we made along the way, the friends we fought to keep and foster and this thing… Read more
Make – girl November 2022 This poem was written during NaNoWriMo, because one of the challenges I'm currently failing at this year is to write one poem a day. As I said, I am not being quite successful with that… Read more
Let me get this off my chest September 2022 I'm back baybee! After months of note-taking, multiple rows of editing and research, let me introduce my brand new baby : Let me get this off my chest : an anxious person's guide to boobotomy… Read more
Dazed June 2022 Sometimes I feel so full of some sort of emotion that I feel kinda dizzy with it, and the outside world gets blurry. Yes I meant to put a comma there. Anyway here's Wonderwall. I… Read more
Everybody Does (cover) November 2021 https://youtu.be/vLCjhxeDiEE Everybody Does by Julien Baker is one of the first songs we started singing together, and we've been wanting to record a live version for ages. So, here you go. 😀 On a personal… Read more
today I talk to the dead November 2021 It's been 84 years, but yeah, I do still write poetry sometimes. It's the beginning of NaNoWriMo once again, we'll see what happens this year. I'm trying not to put any pressure on myself and… Read more
Hammond’s Lament (Yesterday) May 2021 https://youtu.be/Wdki-RO94v4 A tale of love and loss recounted by John Hammond, flamboyant creator of Jurassic Park. This is a Helpless Saps cover of The Beatles' Yesterday. Check out Xavier's songs on Spotify. The art on… Read more