I reviewed Sue Landers’s stunning new book Franklinstein on Jacket2. It’s an exploration of how meandering becomes an ethics and a poetics, and poetry becomes a healing.
My book After We All Died is out from Ahsahta Press! I’m really happy to have the opportunity to appear at several upcoming events with some incredible poet colleagues. My gratitude to all the organizers and hosts.
Upcoming readings and events:
September 19: People’s Co-Op Bookstore, Vancouver, BC, 7:30 p.m. reading with Stephen Collis and Kaia Sand
September 23: The Black Squirrel, Washington, DC, 8 p.m. reading with Leslie Bumstead and Sue Landers
September 24: Charmed Instruments, Philadelphia, PA, reading with Sue Landers
September 26: Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University, 6 p.m. reading with other alums
October 2: Fall Convergence, University of Washington at Bothell, 1 p.m. panel “What is Poetics?”–with some great co-panelists
October 29: Segue Series, New York, NY, reading with Angela Hume
November 13: Small Press Traffic, San Francisco: A reading and conversation with poet Lindsey Boldt
The amazing people at Hatch Innovation recorded a podcast featuring the collaboration bringing together me as a poet and native of Los Alamos, NM–the place where the atomic bombs were made–with visual artist Yukiyo Kawano from Hiroshima and Butoh dancer Meshi Chavez from Albuquerque.
Here are three new poems published at Across the Margin today. With many thanks to the editor, Richard Roundy.
I’m honored to read with Oregon poet laureate Peter Sears and others on Saturday, August 1, 3-5 p.m. at Concordia University in Portland, commemorating the 70th year after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
2800 NE Liberty St
Portland OR 97211
I’m very happy to have new poems in The Brooklyn Rail, edited by Anselm Berrigan, and in tremendous company with other poets.
I have three poems up today in Across the Margin, thanks to Richard Roundy. Here’s an excerpt:
part of your body hurts.
Right now, I mean. There.
That’s the poem.
The poet Kaia Sand and I have had an ongoing conversation about poetry across nearly two decades. Now that we both live in Portland, we determined the exact middle point between our houses and that is where we meet. We documented some of our conversations about documentary poetry for Essay Press http://www.essaypress.org/ep-21/
With gratitude to Joe Harrington for curating this project and Andy Fitch and Courtney Mandryk at Essay Press. I’m honored to be in this company. The lovely map is Kaia’s.
I got to read for Margin Shift in Seattle recently with Anastacia Tolbert, and Paul Nelson took this picture and made some recordings. The best!