Cyrus Parkercyrus parker is a pro-wrestler-turned-poet, hailing from a small town in new jersey, where he lives with his poetess wife, amanda lovelace. originally from michigan, where he spent half a decade working on the local independent wrestling scene, cyrus is now trading his literal dropkicks for literary dropkicks as he puts wrestling on the back burner to pursue his other passion, writing.

a creative writing major at brookdale community college in lincroft, nj, the self-proclaimed DROPKICKpoet has set out on a journey to find his voice, and himself, through the written word. when he's not illegibly scrawling away in his journal or typing away on his next project, cyrus can be found napping excessively after consuming massive amounts of coffee or wandering the world, trying to be the very best pokémon master that ever lived.




release date: 3/6/18
publisher: andrews mcmeel publishing

A collection of autobiographical poetry about healing and learning to love again from professional-wrestler-turned-poet, Cyrus Parker.


The first half of DROPKICKromance focuses on a toxic, long-distance relationship the author was involved in for several years, while the second half focuses on his current relationship with poet Amanda Lovelace. Ultimately, the collection tells about a profound journey of healing.

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upcoming events


DROPKICKwitch tour with amanda lovelace


april 13th 7:00pm
barnes & noble - northgate
301 ne northgate way, seattle, wa 98125

april 14th at 5:00pm
barnes & noble at the grove
189 the grove dr, los angeles, ca 90036


april 20th at 7:00pm
barnes & noble - monmouth mall
180 nj-35, eatontown, nj 07724


april 22 at 2:00pm
the yale bookstore
77 broadway, new haven, ct 06511


april 28 at 2:00pm
barnes & noble
396 john r rd, troy, mi 48083


june 1 at 10:45am
javits center
655 w. 34th st, new york, ny 10001
uptown stage


june 2 at 5:15pm
javits center
655 w. 34th st, new york, ny 10001
downtown stage



past events


the witch doesn't burn in this one/DROPKICKromance
book birthday celebration w/amanda lovelace
saturday, march 10th at 1pm
barnes & noble
3124 state highway 35, holmdel, new jersey 07733


poetry in the port - featured reading w/open mic
thursday, july 6th at 7pm
espresso joe's
50 w front st., keyport, new jersey 07735





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if you prefer snail mail, you can send your letters to the following address:

cyrus parker
p.o. box 306
atlantic highlands, nj 07716