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.
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.
I was pretty excited to get to read in the Heart’s Desire series at the East Bay Poetry Summit, as you can see. Here’s a video. All the readings were so good.
Photo by Marianne Morris. Video by Evan Karp.
First we had the plastisphere, a new ecosystem of tiny plastic particles in the ocean colonized by bacteria.
I love the poetic comment at the end of this piece that future beings might find etched impressions of water bottles in fossils. Welcome to the Anthropocene, life.
Thanks Susan Schultz for the tip.
You have a tube of public space running through the center of your body. Thanks to Stacey Tran for commissioning this short essay over at Project Cityscope.