body of work

written works

CANNIBALS, BOOK I: IAMBIC PENTAMETER AND THE TEACHING OF TWELVE a novel (2013)

Something is wiping out life on earth.

When their warren is destroyed, a family of rabbits who follow the ancient religion of Lagora must leave the only forest they’ve ever known in search of a new home. Moving across the decimated landscape of the outside world, the Lagorians must travel time, alternate dimensions and outer space in order to uncover the secret of the mysterious White Death.

In this first episode of his epic Cannibals trilogy, Joshua S. Porter creates a post-apocalyptic drama filled with religion, mysticism and sci-fi fantasy with his well-known affinity for the mad and macabre.

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AN EDICT OF WORMS a novel (2012)

The Ziz return in this bizarre sequel to Joshua S. Porter’s sophomore novel Nevada.

Several years after a discovery in the Mojave Desert that changed the world, things are better (or worse) than they’ve ever been. Join a group of subversive rebels, a few gay teenagers who have been kicked out of their homes, some white supremacists and a conflicted sociopath as their paths prepare to cross in a most unusual way.

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THE JOKE THAT WE PLAY ON THE WORLD a memoir (2011)

The story of faith and madness that is the band Showbread. Made up of rants, insight, journal entries, unused lyrics, pictures and things so bizarre they can hardly be believed.

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NEVADA a novel (2009)

When strange animals long thought to be extinct surface in the Mojave Desert, the world assumes a common fascination. One shocking discovery leads to another as the animals prove to be intelligent, charismatic creatures with sinister motives. A husband and wife recently parted by adultery, an enterprising sociopath and a thirty-year-old mentally handicapped man all become pivotal to the animals’ cryptic timetable. Each strangely connected character begins to realize they are caught up in a frightening force spiraling toward a bizarre state of authoritarianism. This frenetic story is a fast and immersive read told through letters, journal entries and news transcripts

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THE SPINAL CORD PERCEPTION a novel (2006)

Porter’s 2006 debut is the candid yet hallucinatory story of a small town substitute teacher who is haunted by a small black monster from childhood through his downward spiral of an adult life. Equal parts black comedy, scathing satire, bleak horror and love story.

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THE INSECT a children’s story (2008)

One insect goes through the greatest of lengths to show the love of his life exactly how loved she is.

OUT OF PRINT

music

DIES: “SCALENE”

The second solo record from Josh Dies is a poppy, new-wave sounding record with an ugly industrial stain.

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DIES: “AESTHETICS OF VIOLENCE”

The noisy, industrial, solo debut written, recorded and performed entirely by Josh Dies.

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DIES: “Talons” EP

The second release from DIES features 3 new songs, 2 reimaginings of Showbread songs and a Sullivan cover.

OUT OF PRINT

SHOWBREAD: CANCER

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SHOWBREAD: WHO CAN KNOW IT?

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SHOWBREAD: THE FEAR OF GOD

IN STORES EVERYWHERE

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SHOWBREAD: ANOREXIA (part one of a two-part story)

IN STORES EVERYWHERE

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SHOWBREAD: NERVOSA (part two of a two-part story)

IN STORES EVERYWHERE

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SHOWBREAD: AGE OF REPTILES

IN STORES EVERYWHERE

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SHOWBREAD: NO SIR, NIHILISM IS NOT PRACTICAL

IN STORES EVERYWHERE

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visual

SHOWBREAD: NOTHING MATTERS ANYMORE

Documentary of Showbread’s 2009 “Nothing Matters Anymore” tour directed by The Porter Brothers.

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HOW SHOWBREAD RUINED MY LIFE

Extensive documentary documenting the first six years of Showbread’s touring career, directed by The Porter Brothers.

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15 thoughts

  1. Josh you’re my hero, everything you do is a work of art. I hope you keep on being an artist that not only inspires me but others aswell. Thanks.

  2. Hey Josh is the spinal cord perception ever going to be released for sale again? I’ve been watching the site about every day waiting on an update on that book.

  3. Read Nevada and it blew my mind. The format was really different and set it apart. I have been loaning this and Spinal Cord to every friend that can read! looking forward to anything you’ll be putting out in the future!

  4. i really love the spinal cord. and just ordes nevada. but many people have asked me where they can get the spinal cord. when will there be more to buy online? im also waiting for talons to be sold on cd online. instead of the download ep. it would be awesome to hear back. me and my fiance both will be praying for you guys.

  5. Hey, just wanted to let you know that Josh is literally the most influential human being in my life, besides Christ of course, but that’s a totally different story. Since the first time I heard Mattathias Replaces Judas I have become an immensely stronger Christian. As time has gone by Showbread and Josh have helped me mold my life into a truer and purer Christian life. I recently read Nevada and was blown away. I will most definately be re-reading it shortly, even though I amidst full time work and 18 units in college. I consider it foundational for my faith! Thanks Josh for all the great things you do and that fact that you do not own the praise but pass it on to God!

  6. hey mr. porter.. i’m a big fan
    you really rock.. We are both CHRISTian and i do admire you as a lead of a very cool band.. wish you’d visit Philippines too.. :D

  7. It was suggested I read The Spinal Cord Perception, and really really want to… but with it being out of print, how can I grab a copy? I know they are only sold here and on tour… and I really really need one!!! Help!

    Love love love always.

    Erica

  8. I continue to be inspired by everything you do. You show such truth that needs to be exposed that its just…idk stunning. I’m an artist as well and i know that God has given us this gift for one to show God’s truth to society, through good and bad. Praying for you and the band. I love you guys.

  9. Do you have any extra copies of How SHowbread Ruined My life Laying around? I would be more than willing to pay more than what its worth to help support the free tour.

  10. Josh you are an artistic genious you have greatly inspired me in my works of poetry and i find inspiration in all of your works please dont give up on what you do

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