HOME FROM FRANCE
It's been awhile since I posted, primarily because I've been busy moving back to Oakland from Aix, France, where I was finishing off the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, which was, of course, wild. Lots of new stuff in the works, though, and a bunch of old stuff I've been wanting to get on this site, so I'm going to start rolling out poetry things over the next month or so. It was good to be gone and its good to be home.
AMSTERDAM READING: MAY 3rd
For my last reading in Europe before heading back to Cali, I'm going up to Amsterdam to read for the brilliant people of Versal. If you don't know the journal you should—it's one of the sharpest and most beautiful objects in the print world. The reading has a "hobo glyph" theme, and our glyph is "A kind woman lives here: tell her a story". Edited by the poet Mia You, I get to read with Benjamin Moser, the mastermind behind the rebirth of the essential work of Clarice Lispector, and the musician Samuel Vriezen. If you're the Netherlands way, come on by.
Paris Reading: February 24
If you happen to be (or live) in Paris, I'm reading with Eugene Ostashevsky at Berkeley Books at 7PM on the 24th for the IVY series. Eugene is a translator of some of the best Russian poetry ever made, and his work is one step above all that inventive Russian goodness. Come see it. More details on the facebooks
The good people at the Academy of American Poets sent out a poem of mine, "Dandelions in the moment and then" in their Poem-A-Day newsletter today. It's a poem about all the little objects we keep that are the most important things we own, but that don't have any "value" beyond that, so they'll just be tossed when we die. You can read the poem here: on poets.org
About eight years ago Gulf Coast published one of my very first poems, and I'm really pleased the editors took a couple of new poems to share the pages of their new issue with some of my favorite poets. Check out the lineup, read some samples, and buy the issue here
Hayden’s Ferry Review
I've long though that Hayden's Ferry Review was one of the smarter, and prettier, journals. I love their commitment to international literature, and I'm especially excited to have "Goodnight to the Titans" in this issue. And I really love the creepy as hell cover. Take a look here
Oprah magazine had a little piece of mine in the December issue about the difficulty of connecting to a baby that just seems to hate the world. You can read it on the O website
I really loved my old website, but it was a hulking mass of un-updatable image maps. So, here's to being able to actually put things on the website in 2015.
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