Lots to look forward to in 2011:
Interstitial will be released by BlazeVOX [Books] this spring;
Poems and a "poem film" are set for publication in Drunken Boat, and more poems in CutBank, DIAGRAM, LIT, High Desert Journal, and Silk Road;
An interview with Ben Mirov will appear around AWP time in Gulf Coast;
A reading at InKY in Louisville, articles set to go for the LEO Weekly, an interview on "From the Inkwell" on Crescent Hill Radio, and more I'm sure...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Two poems I worked on at the Vermont Studio Center this past summer, "Home, having lost" and "This Little Room", are online in the November issue of MiPOesias. Thanks are due to Didi Menendez for publishing them, and Marilyn Hacker for conferencing with me and critiquing these two poems in Vermont. You can preview the entire issue here, and buy a copy here.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Bryan Tso Jones reviewed my first book of poems here. Big thanks to Zack Andersen for making it happen--and to Bryan, for the close reading. One of the poems from the book, "Shotpouch Road", appeared in Issue 46 of Hayden's Ferry Review.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This is my response requested of me by Hayden's Ferry Review for Small Press Month: what was my experience with working with a small press as publisher of my first book, The Imagined Field?
My review of Justin Halpern's Sh*t My Dad Says is in print in the new LEO Weekly out of Louisville, KY, and also at their website. A funny, funny book. If you haven't heard by now, you can check out its origins as a Twitter feed as well as the Facebook page and website.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
A poem from my book, The Imagined Field, appears in Issue 66 of the New York Quarterly, out now and featuring many stellar poets. "The Genius of Birds" is the poem, from the longer sequence titled "White River Junction." More poems will appear online this summer in Front Porch Journal, Unsaid Magazine, and Zoland Poetry.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Tom Holmes, editor at Redactions, who published my poem "Sometimes I See My Country" then went on to nominate it for a Pushcart, has also published a review of The Imagined Field at his blog, The Line Break. Thank you to Tom for his support.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
My reading at Dire Literary Series, held at the Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge. MA went well. I sold books. People liked it. I had a few beers afterwards at a Korean place down the street. My friend Matthew Miller took this shot and posted it on his Facebook profile. Thank you to all who came out!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Well, it seems I won this wonderful fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, where I'll be spending the month of July doing nothing but writing. I'm incredibly happy about it. They even have a chef. Which means I don't have to cook, shop, or do dishes. For a month. I can just kind of walk around, look at birds, listen to the river. Heaven, Heaven, Heaven. Heavy.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Actually an old poem, but "The Flaying of Marsyas" is online at Painted Bride Quarterly Issue #81. The poem, a sestina, is based on the painting by Titian seen here. With a bit of Seamus Heaney and van Gogh thrown in for complicated measure.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
My poem "Freezeout Creek" is now available in the 1st issue of Cirque, out of Alaska. Concerning a particularly creepy bit of history in the Hell's Canyon region of Oregon, this poem was written in Fishtrap's borrowed canyon on the Imnaha River. The online version of the magazine is also available here.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
My first book of poems, The Imagined Field, is ready for preorder (with a late-February arrival date) from Paper Kite Press, and can be ordered directly from their website. Readings are scheduled for Boston and Cleveland thus far! The book's amazing cover was done by my friend Ryan Malmberg, creator of Finch Design.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The poem that has the weirdest history, "Love Terns", which I wrote for my wife, which got my wife and I flown to New York, London, Monte Carlo, and Spain, that got letter pressed with the help of my friend and artist Chris Harmon, and that got published by Blood Orange Review, has been nominated by that publication for a Pushcart Prize.
Such nice birds.
Such nice birds.
Here is the link (probably updated from an earlier blog) for my January 12th, 2009 reading at the Three Friends Coffee House in Portland, Oregon. You'll find a podcast of the reading, which also featured good friends Andy Budor and Doug Marx. I can't believe it's been a year already...