In stature and talent, imposing. JANAKA STUCKY, who triumphed this category in write-in votes, has lived with junkies, been killed onstage as his Black Cat Burlesque alter-ego J. Cannibal, is a zombie fanatic, founder and managing editor of Black Ocean press, the head of the magazine Handsome, a part-time undertaker, and a poet. Brave Men Press (a very cool, local publishing house) recently put out his chapbook, Your Name Is the Only Freedom. He likes “his whiskey neat and his music dirty,” and his poems are lovely — pre-mortem glances at mortality and connection.
JANAKA STUCKY | blackocean.org