Monday, December 21, 2009

New poem in a new journal

Mike Burwell, founder of Cirque, a new journal out of Anchorage, Alaska, has published my prose poem, "Freezeout Creek", written while in residency in the Imnaha River Canyon at the Fishtrap cabin. The journal is dedicated to the voices and themes of the North Pacific Rim. The poem raps on a strange murderer who lives on the edge of Hell's Canyon.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Review of Galvin

My review of James Galvin's As Is (Copper Canyon Press) is online at Bookslut.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Poem at Elimae

"Medicine Bag" is up at elimae, with a little editing help by editor Cooper Renner and my wife.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Interview c/o Didi Menendez

As part of a project Orange & Sardines editor Didi Menendez, I've answered to a series of interview questions posted on her MiPOesias blog.

Two of my poems appears in the April 2009 edition of O&S here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

New poems at 42opus and in Hayden's Ferry Review

My poem "Shotpouch Road" is featured in Issue 45 of Hayden's Ferry Review (whose cover by Hong Hao is featured here) and "Cover of a Country Song" is online at 42opus.

Next I'll be working on a review of Graham Foust's A Mouth in California, out now from Flood Editions.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pushcart nominations!

Tom Holmes at Redactions has nominated my poem "Sometimes I See My Country" for a Pushcart Prize.

Likewise, Didi Menendez at Oranges & Sardines has nominated my poem "When this Rose Parade Burns" for the anthology as well.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Five New Poems in Copper Nickel

Five of my poems--three from my soon-to-be released first book, The Imagined Field, and two errant prose poems--are in Copper Nickel, issue 12, available from the University of Colorado Denver.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mountain Lake story in The Oregonian

Even though I live in Kentucky now, I've published my last piece (for now) for the O, a piece on the lovely mountain lakes of the Oregon Cascades. You can view the story at The Oregonian's online blog here.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New poem in Rio Grande Review

My poem "Anchoring"--from my upcoming book The Imagined Field--is in the Spring edition of Rio Grande Review (though it just showed up in mailbox a week or so back).

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New poems, new book!

At last, my manuscript has been accepted for publication: The Imagined Field will be published by Paper Kite Press in 2010. Stay tuned, as they say.

The closing piece of my long poem White River Junction (part of The Imagined Field) is online now at Swink.

And several short, odd poems are up on the newest edition of diode.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Long poem at Big Bridge

A long poem I wrote, "America, Take This Cup From Me", is included in Halvard Johnson's "War Papers 2009" at Big Bridge. With apologies to Vallejo, of course.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New poems at Eratio

Two new poems are up at the 12th edition of eratio, an online publication. You can read "Smoke" and "Things That Can Go Wrong on a Train to Madrid" here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Review of Gregory Orr's "How Beautiful The Beloved"

You can read my review of the newest from Gregory Orr, one of the last of the great lyricists, at Bookslut.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New poem online at YB

Pronounce it how you want, but the new online journal YB has published my poem "Self-Portrait as George Gisze, Merchant", an ekphrastic piece based on this painting by Hans Holbein the Younger. You can read the poem here, and my commentary on the poem here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Poems at My Name Is Mud and Bateau

Several new publications on the wire:

"The bird in man is the color of the end of day" and "Knowing, in sunlight" are in the lovely letterpressed edition of Bateau;

Two more of The Fire Sermons--"When This Porchlight Burns" and "When This Pine Coffin Burns"--are online now at Adam Maynard's My Name Is Mud.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New poem at Weave

My poem "Abel" appears in the second issue of Weave magazine.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Old Poem at the Toronto Quarterly

Not to be confused with the other Sean Hill, also a poet, I have a new (written in, what, 1994?) poem, "juggernaut", at The Toronto Quarterly, which can be downloaded for free or ordered through

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"They say the mountains breed scholars," says Sancho Panza.

"Fair Haven", one of the pieces of my long poem White River Junction, is now in print in Blueline, a journal from the Adirondacks of Upstate New York.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Review of Jack Gilbert's "The Dance Most Of All"

My review of Jack Gilbert's fifth major poetry release is in print (Sunday edition) and online at The Oregonian. How kind of Knopf to send me a hardcover edition, no questions asked.

Friday, April 10, 2009

"Montana Ghost Town" in print

My poem "Montana Ghost Town" is now in the print version of The Foliate Oak, out of the University of Arkansas. The online version is at

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New poems at Juked and Pax Americana

Another section of "White River Junction" is up at Juked, and two prose poems are posted at Pax Americana.

On David Orr's "The Great(ness) Game"

Addressing the February 19, 2009 article in The New York Times of all places, you can link to other blogs and articles concerning the Big G-Greatness of Poetry and the banality of Twitter at my new Fringe Magazine blog.

New poem in Blood Orange Review

My poem "Love Terns"--written for my wife--is online at the Blood Orange Review. The poem won the Love Letters contest a few years back, and because of that flew us to New York City and Monaco, netted us $1500, and the opportunity to see the actress Jane Seymour read the poem on national television. Just saying.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Poems in Oranges & Sardines

Two of The Fire Sermons are now available online and in hard copy from Oranges & Sardines. Thanks to Didi Menendez for the opportunity.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New poem in the Portland Review

The first section of my long poem, White River Junction, is in the new Portland Review, edited by Chris Cottrell--a magazine from my Alma Mater, no less.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Poems at Word Riot and Sugar Mule

One section of "white River Junction" and a poem about drunk driving at Word Riot, and a love poem and two Montana poems at Sugar Mule.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Facebook vs. Nietzsche

And why I persist on keeping my Facebook account is of no account, and I couldn't account for it any damn way.

A couple links to some good articles at my latest Fringe blog.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New (or Old) Poem at Pineapple War

From the archives: my poem "Naked Laundry" (circa, 1995) up now at Pineapple War.

Friday, February 27, 2009

From the Environmental Issue of Fringe Magazine

Here's my blog posting for the environment-themed Fringe Magazine for May.

New Poems in Print and Online

My poem "simple faith" appears in the new edition of Quarter After Eight.

Also, my poem "Long Distance" appears in a new online zine, 13 Miles From Cleveland.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Herd Mentality Prevails in the Windy City

New post at Fringe Magazine on Eliot Weinberger and the AWP in Chicago. (Photo credit: Nina Subin)

Friday, February 6, 2009

More of "The Fire Sermons" at Apocryphal Text

Seven sections of my series The Fire Sermons are now posted at Apocryphal Text. Thank you to editor Alan May for the generous serving.

New poems at Snow Monkey

Two of my poems from a previous life (that one being in Bend, Oregon), "Wyoming" and "The Cutting Line", are now posted on the Snow Monkey online blog.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What Warm Weather Will Do To You

After a hiatus of sorts, I posted a new blog on the Travel Oregon site, after spending two almost 70-degree days on the Oregon Coast. Read about those crazy "negative ions" and see if you're not utterly convinced.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Poems in Willow Springs and Redactions

Two of my poems are now in print, the first of the year.

"The Last Frontier is Not in Alaska" appears in Willow Springs and "Sometimes I See My Country" appears in Redactions.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Poem at Ghoti Fish

My poem "Shock of Corn" is now available to read at Ghoti Fish.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Krishnamurti Wisdom in a Blog Format

In the last week I've pored over two Krishnamurti texts: Freedom from the Known, the 1969 classic, and As One Is, transcriptions of his 1955 talks in an Ojai, California oak grove.

He has a lot to say not only on the focusing-without-focusing of the mind, but the banality of what we've come to think of as "art" and "poetry."

Along with several other great articles from The New Criterion and others, I've published my newest blog on Fringe Magazine.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mini-Chapbook at Six Sentences

Six poems. Six sentences each. An online chapbook program which actually turns the pages. A cover with a photo of not me, but someone who well could be. See it at Six Sentences.

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Poems at Alba

Two more of The Fire Sermons are online now at Alba.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Podcast Poetry

Thanks to Luke Lefler for recording and podcasting my recent poetry reading at the Three Friends Mondays: Caffeinated Art reading on Monday, January 12th, 09. Thanks to all who came, and thanks to Doug Marx and Andy Budor for being my "Two Friends" out of three.

Luke published a blog entry and a podcast.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A new post at Fringe Magazine: How to spot the "ravishing nonsense" in today's wonderful, wonderful award-winning and easily quantifiable poetry (Post-avant? SoQ?). Topic to consider: A.E. Housman vs. T.S. Eliot. Which one is Post? Which one School? And does any of this matter in 2009?!

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Poem at RealPoetik

My poem "The white concern of our sheet" can be read at RealPoetik. Unless you subscribe, in which case it arrives in your inbox today.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New news feed from All Voices

By invitation, I have begun writing for . You can see my first posting here.

I am a Daddy-in-Waiting: the Slideshow

My good friend Doug always told me, "If you want to change your life, have a baby." So that's what Erynn and I did. After a particularly vivid display on the sonogram, out baby's one-and-only name is "Wiggles." Look, you'll know what I mean when you have one...until then, just wait.
My wife did all the text on the photos. Happy New Year, all.

Happy New Year

And here's what I have to say about it all (IMHO) in my newest post for Fringe Magazine.