I’m not sure how much really depends on a red cardinal and a blue rhino beside an upturned jar-top filled with cigarette butts and rainwater. It makes for a nice morning, though.
Lovely people, the sun is shining, I got almost 8 hours of sleep, and the new issue of Diode just went live. Two of my poems, “Dog-Head,” & “Eze, France” live there and can’t wait for you to read them. Many thanks to the wonderful editors and to my fellow contributors!
I’m thrilled that the editors of Drunken Boat have accepted a poem for publication!
Issue Eleven of The Adroit Journal is live! I’m thrilled to have two of my poems in it alongside some killers by Tory Adkisson, Anne Barngrover, and Alexis Pope. Many thanks to the editors, staff, and fellow contributors. Enjoy!
I’m honored that two of my poems have been selected for publication by Salamander. Many thanks to the editors! I can’t wait for the next issue!
Happy Tuesday, everyone. My poem, “My Anti-Psychotic Has a Class Action Lawsuit,” went live on Linebreak today. I’ve loved Linebreak for a long time now and am thrilled to have a poem there! Many thanks to the Tory Adkisson for reading it, and to Ash Bowen and Jonathon Williams for giving it a home!
I’m thrilled that West Branch has accepted three of my poems for publication! Many thanks to G.C. Waldrep and the awesome editors!
I’m honored that my poem, “Inverse Icarus,” was selected for publication by Valparaiso Poetry Review. Many thanks to the editors! I can’t wait for the next issue!
I saw Terrance Hayes give a lecture at the Library of Congress today. He had a lot of wonderful ideas. The idea of receptiveness to influence as a type of vulnerability, fluidity as an ingredient of innovation. What I found most intriguing was his idea of perpetual apprenticeship. Practice without the goal of mastery. Never settling into yourself as a poet. He used Etheridge Knight as an example of the “fluid poet.” He also referenced this wonderful poem by Marcus Wicker in Rattle. The first time I read this it knocked me on my ass. After today’s lecture, I figured it was time for another round.