Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year News

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

Reviews & Reviews in Redactions


Two reviews in issue 13 of Redactions, out now in print.

One, my review of Sherman Bitsui's Copper Canyon release, Flood Song.

The other, a review by editor Tom Holmes of my own book, The Imagined Field.

Review of Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom"


You can read my review online at the LEO Weekly.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Two new poems in MiPoesias


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

Review of The Imagined Field on the Hayden's Ferry Review blog


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

New poems at Front Porch Journal

Three new poems are now up at Front Porch Journal. Thanks to the editors for announcing me as an "acclaimed writer." I like the sound of it, anyway.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Review of Ben Mirov's "Ghost Machine"


Bookslut just posted their July edition with my review of Ghost Machine, which won Ben Mirov the Caketrain Chapbook Competition for 2009.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Review of "The Imagined Field" in elimae

Howie Good reviewed The Imagined Field in an insightful manner, and it's available at elimae, who also published three of the poems in the book.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Contributor Spotlight at the Hayden's Ferry Review Blog

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?

Review of Sh*t My Dad Says!


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

Poem in the New York Quarterly


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

The Undissolved Ghost: a poem/film

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Using archival footage of New York in the 1940's I assembled this film of another poem from The Imagined Field.

This grief: a poem/film

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The film (San Francisco) on this piece was done by Stephanie Tanioka, with the overdub done at my home (Louisville). This is a poem from The Imagined Field.

When You Hardly Knew Your Fingers: a poem/film

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My first poem-as-film done with iMovie; this is the first poem from my book, The Imagined Field.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First Review of The Imagined Field


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

Another Wilkinson Review (at Bookslut)


I've posted a review for Joshua Marie Wilkinson's Selenography (on Sidebrow Books) at Bookslut. It's a lovely book with fine Polaroids that complement and augment the poems themselves.

Monday, April 12, 2010

2009 Portland Reading on You Tube.


Here is a link to the first of three videos of my last reading in Portland, Oregon, on May 6, 2009 at the Blackbird Wine Shop. The reading was part of the Oregon Review First Wednesday reading series.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reading at the Dire Literary Series


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

The Zoland Poetry Fellowship!


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

Two new reviews in Rain Taxi


I've reviewed Graham Foust's A Mouth in California and Joshua Marie Wilkinson's The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth in the spring issue of Rain Taxi.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New poem at Painted Bride Quarterly


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

Cirque journal now out in print


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

The Imagined Field available at Small Press Distribution

Buy my new book and read my first "blurb" at Small Press Distribution. $15. 18 copies available.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hiking Books Pre-Sale at Amazon


My new hiking guide, Moon Outdoors Oregon Hiking, along with four other Avalon Publishing guides featuring my work, is now available for pre-order (official release in May 2010) at this Amazon page.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Imagined Field now available for preorder


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

Love Terns nominated for a Pushcart

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.

Three Friends Reading Anniversary


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...