Saturday, December 13, 2014

Two poems in Country Music

I'm grateful to editor Scott Abels for including two poems from my Discountry series--"Unfinished Geometry" and "To the Accompaniment of a Fiddle"--in Issue 7 of Country Music. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Poem in TYPO

I am utterly excited to have my first poem published in TYPO. My poem, a section from a long piece titled Thread-Cloud Atlas, is in the 21st issue. My thanks to Adam Clay and Matt Henriksen. You can read the poem here, from which you can also link to the main issue.

Friday, November 14, 2014

"Elegy for Matt" at Spork

A poem I wrote for Matt Miller,  a friend who died in a tragic road accident--he was killed on his bike--is now online at Spork. My appreciation to Jake Levine for his accepting the poem and kind comments. There is also a video at the end of me reading a poem by Jeffrey Allen. Many thanks to my friend Steve Galbraith, who printed this poem into a folio as a way to fundraise for Matt's son, Holden. There are a few left at All money will be donated to a fund established for Holden.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

New Poem in The Blueshift Journal

My poem appears, thanks to Tyler Tsay, in the first issue of The Blueshift Journal. The poem, "Buried Hillside," can be read here.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Poem in The Equalizer

Thanks to Michael Schiavo for publishing my poem "Santa Fe," which I wrote for my friend Heather Kennedy, in section 2.4 of The Equalizer, which is available for viewing in Google Drive here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Late Summer and Early Fall Work

I've gotten a bit behind in postings, but here are three recent publications of note.

First, my story on the photographer Shelby Lee adams appeared in the September edition of Kentucky Monthly. The print version contains many excellent photos by Adams himself, as well as a portrait of Adams and Frankie, one of his long-time subjects, by Deena Fitzpatrick, who accompanied me on the trip to Hazzard, Kentucky. the piece is also featured online.

Next, a section from my long poem, "Primal Gravity," appears in the newest edition of The Lumberyard, published by Typecast Publishing.

Finally, I did an interview with poet Leah Falk on her blog, MFA Day Job, titled "I Never Want to Go Back to Academia."  I appreciate her inviting me to talk about my own experience with the post-MFA world of work.

In other news, my manuscript Discountry was an "honorable mention" in Black Ocean's open reading period, and  I will have forthcoming publications in The Equalizer, Spork, Country Music, and Blueshift Journal. My collaborative piece with sculptor John McCarthy, part of Louisville's Pyro Gallery project, will be completed soon, and a new collaboration with composer Jacob Gotlib will begin. I will also be a featured reader at November's Writer's Block Festival in Louisville, hosted by InKY.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Poem, A New Profile, and Two New Interviews

Time to catch up on news:

First, my poem "Discountry" appears in the new issue of Radar Poetry, and features accompanying artwork by Brooke Vertin and an MP3 of me reading the poem. Thanks to Dara-Lyn Shrager and Rachel Marie Patterson for publishing this poem.

Then, the LEO Weekly published a story on my Green Fuse Press, "Words that Light a Fuse."

The Adroit Journal, who recently published my poem "History of Snow," also published a two-part interview with me, thanks to Amanda Silberling at the Adroit blog. You can read Part I here and Part II here.

("Bird on Industrial" by Carol Shillibeer)

Finally, Ashlie Stevens at Louisville's WFPL interviewed me about my soon-to-be second edition of Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge.