Years from now

Years from now, the enlightened civilization ahead of us will stare bewildered at our lethal masculinity and say, But each one, when he was running, tied bows to the top of his feet.
—Buddy Wakefield, A Choir of Honest Killers

Your body remembers

Your body remembers the soundtrack to your past life.
It remembers the next life coming.

—Buddy Wakefield, A Choir of Honest Killers

A Good Chance

There’s a good chance I’m a bad person
trying to do something right.

—Buddy Wakefield, A Choir of Honest Killers


Vulnerability is what made every movie, sang every song, and wrote every poem that ever plugged a life back into itself.
—Buddy Wakefield, A Choir of Honest Killers

Don’t Fake Cry: A Three-Week Spoken Word Performance Workshop with Buddy Wakefield

A performance workshop rooted in spoken word, but useful to all performers and presenters, Don’t Fake Cry hones in on the strengths of each participant by weeding out their distractions. Each participant who wants to will have the opportunity to go one-on-one live with Buddy for a candid discussion about what does and doesn’t work behind the mic.

Every Saturday for three weeks at 10am Pacific (May 11, 18, 25)


You Are A True Story: Texts From Buddy Wakefield

This is a subscription to receive texts from Buddy five days a week every week all year long every year for all the years for the price of a cup of coffee a month. Quit coffee. 


What to expect:

  • One-to-one sessions with Buddy Wakefield.
  • Includes a detailed review of your material prior to the session.
  • Fine-tooth editing, focused insights, and color-coded feedback to keep for your reference.
  • Undivided attention tailored to the participant’s specific wants.
  • It’s okay to not know what you want yet. You’ll like where this takes you.


A Choir of Honest Killers, Buddy Wakefield’s newest book of prose and poetry, is a staggeringly honest account of life alone on the road, carefully confronting a debilitating overcompensation of masculinity, growing up gay in the south, the ruins of public shame, and the prolonged agony of a failing relationship.

No matter how brutal it gets, this story continuously rockets forward in a one-man relay race to the light with refreshing humor and keen insights that Wakefield credits to frequent specific serendipity and a single sudden moment of bliss.

Buddy Texts: You Are A True Story

Private Sessions

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Concert – Buddy Wakefield: A Choir of Honest Killers – Live in L.A.


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