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Jason O’Toole



As the vocalist for the legendary New York Hardcore Punk band Life’s Blood, Jason O’Toole became known for his cutting, intelligent lyrics. O’Toole has relocated to the Boston, MA area after years of living in the American South where he worked as a police detective. A descendant of a “witch and paranormal” executed in New England, O’Toole has a calling to investigate the unknowable, recover lost traditions, and his poetry is informed by magick, folklore, and myth.




Red Salon titles by Jason O’Toole:


Spear of Stars (2018)
ISBN 978-1-7325023-2-1
By Jason O’Toole
Paperback; 65 pages. $9.

(Available at Amazon and through the author.)

“Riveting and poignant, this is a searingly personal collection of poems about the infinite black and white moments that make up a life.”

—Miro Snejdr, Herr Lounge Corps & Death in June

“Jason O’Toole has deftly sculpted into form a collection of poems both magical in essence and haunting in effect.”

—Robert N. Taylor, author of Remnants of a Season

“History, myth and the never-ending mystery of creation resonate in every finely crafted line from Spear of Stars. Transit umbra, lux permanent!

—Freddy Alva, author of Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore


Jason O’Toole also has poetry featured in two Red Salon anthologies, and his second full-length collection, Soulless Heavens, is due for release this autumn of 2019.

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