Essay Press has just released my book Plastic: an autobiography. It’s free at their site. So thrilled by the beautiful cover!
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.
So pleased to have work in the new Talisman “Occupations” issue–a poem, “You were born,” written in homage to Juliana Spahr, Joshua Clover and Chris Nealon, and some prose from Plastic: an autobiography, on my unhealthy obsession with a plastic car part. Much gratitude to the editors, for the chance to be in such company.
Chris Ashby, creator of the new journal Dream Salon from Couch Press, took me through the steps of making the journal this afternoon at the sublime IPRC here in PDX. This is a sneak preview, people. Come and see this gorgeous publication at the release party Saturday, January 17, 7 p.m., at the also sublime Mother Foucault’s, 523 SE Morrison.
I’m grateful to the editors at the Academy of American Poets for featuring my poem “What the businessman said” today on Poem-a-Day.
A nice article by Gary Chun, and featuring photos by Jen Coleman, about events at the University of Hawaii organized by Susan M. Schultz and with support from Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Lecturership series, which is allowing me to spend time in the midst of the vast blue with poets I so admire: Susan, Brian Teare, Stephen Collis, Craig Santos Perez. I also just have to mention that appearing in the photos are Ron and Noni Sanford of Volcano Village, Hawaii, who were generous to bring Jen and me to Kamilo Point back in 2011 to witness the plastic plaguing their shores.
Thanks to Jules Boykoff for selecting my “Poem of force” for publication in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism.