Interviews and Media Beyond the Page.

Apollo Chastain on Roger Waters, Liminal Space, and Ghosts

The author, who recently released The Messiah’s Customary Diner Booth, reflects on his travels, lyrical and poetry work, and the influence of Roger Waters on younger generations.




The Buzz with Unsolicited Press

On the author’s latest chapbook, The Messiah’s Customary Diner Booth, literary crushes, and paper Rimbaud heads.


Performing as Petrovna Sverdlova, Soviet poet extraordinaire, at Paris’ Le Bordel de la Poésie, April 2019.


Excerpts from Chastain’s 2018 photography project “America Filtered.”

A gas-masked observer invades Fourth of July parades, Targets, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, and other American standbys, protecting themselves by filtering the remains of a failed state through the mask.


Inward and Outward — a Zoom play transcending quarantine, written by seven different artists as an exquisite corpse and featuring Apollo as an ephemeral supernatural being performing from the place with the best wifi in the apartment: the bathtub.