This blog post’s title is a paraphrase of Xie Xiangnan poem in Iron Moon. I was going to do a Coward on this book and a number of other scare quotes working class scare quotes collections but started working 6 days a week. Rob McLellan… Read More
(Jake’s Book & Claire Donato’s Work) This leg of my readings for Someone’s Utopia is LOBSTER UTOPIA. I’ll be cavorting w/Jake Reber through the Northeast, hoping to hear Jake read as extensively as possible from the gospel of Lobster Genesis. TOUR LEG: LOBSTER UTOPIA Washington, DC May 20 |… Read More
I wrote this review of Morani Kornberg-Weiss’ Dear Darwish. It is a book I think you should read and then act in the world.
Kyle ghosted me on my tour this summer. Or I ghosted him. Either way, he was there at the beginning to do some readings with me. We crossed paths, serendipitously, in Lincoln, NE three weeks later. And he was reading with me for the final… Read More
Day 10: Portsmouth Where I woke. Jeremiah showed us his printing studio and the ocean. Carrie & I read for the fourth and last time in four days. Carrie gave a devastating reading of her short sequence “Pandora’s Star Box.” Word and voice, tenor and… Read More
Day 7: New York / Earshot I drove across New York. And parked at Mike & Loren’s. I did a reading that PBJ, Gregory, & Jillian graciously set up. Incredibly, I ran into Noah F on the street before the reading. Jen found us. I… Read More
My friend and mentor Jeff Coleman had been working on his anthology of American Civil Rights Era poetry, Words of Protest, Words of Freedom, for so long I stopped asking him when it was coming out. I also stopped asking Jeff partly because there was a… Read More