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.
Folks, Best New Poets 2014 is here! I’m so proud to share these pages with such wonderful poets! Immeasurable thanks to Jazzy Danziger Loyal, Dorianne Laux, the BNP team, and fellow contributors! Be sure to pre-order your copies!