Approach A lot of what wins first book awards from academic presses makes me barfy. Not because these are bad books but because the poems reek of safety and caution in form and or content. It is a let down, reading these books; it is… Read More
Rooms Outlast Us/Articles Press made an issue out of an animal. Specifically, steer hide, deer sinew, 100% cotton paper, and poems by J. Michael Martinez, Elizabeth Winder, Joe Hall and Matthew Savoca. It’s a work of art (& dead stuff). & will replace my really… Read More
I kept having dreams that involved geese. I was being attacked or they were attacking me. There were geese skirmishes. There was one where they were all frozen and I was supposed to hit them with a sledgehammer. I was doing them some kind of… Read More
I saw Michael Martinez’ and Craig Santos Perez’ (MM introduced me to CSP’s work) books at City Lights Bookstore. City Lights! I enjoyed both of these books–Heredities and from unincorporated territory—and here they were. Does being on City Light’s shelf make you a big dog?… Read More
my book was conscious, alert, responding to questions, doing nicely. Black Ocean made it available for pre-sale today. Click on the link and purchase it. There. Hopefully that direct command will work. Whew. It’s been a long road here. Thanks to everyone who helped out.… Read More
I am ammunition. So be Kate Greenstreet, J. Michael Martinez, Alison Strub and some other good people. I will probably just graze you, but Kate Greenstreet and J. Michael will kill your ass. Thanks Erin & Mark at SpringGun. It’s put together with purpose.