Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live makes its west coast debut on Saturday, April 13, at the Parlor Reading Series at Mount St. Mary’s University’s Doheny Campus, at 6:30 pm. If you are in the area, swing by.
Oooh. The always gorgeous Cimarron Review came in the day’s post, & I can’t stop staring at the back cover… so stunning. Three newer poems of mine—“On the Long Thought,” “On History,” & “Because Morning Arrives Each Morning”—are included, & “On the Long Thought” was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Editors. As always, I love this journal completely. Somehow, tonight, I love them even more.
I’m over the moon & blushing about this news. My next book, Elsewhere, That Small, is forthcoming from Free Verse Editions at Parlor Press. & o, such news about the whole year in the series. So much to look forward to! So many pages we’ll all want to read! Check it all out now, here, & stay tuned for more details in the months ahead.
So, Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live, winner of the 2017 Crab Orchard Poetry Open Prize, has arrived, and is now available directly from the publisher or at your preferred online bookseller. Something else: I’m still pretty much speechless.
Looking forward to the Homecoming book signing on Saturday morning in the Center for Fine Arts at Knox. Advanced copies of Nostalgia will be there. Plus, it’s supposed to be a perfectly October sort of day here in this town I love.
Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live makes its first public appearance on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 o’clock. If you happen to be in Chicago, I’m reading at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, & am thrilled to be part of a quintet featuring Beth Ann Fennelly, Julie Hyzy, Jim Doherty, & Francie Arenson.
So much love for Denver Quarterly, & especially Carolina Ebeid.... I'm smitten with the new issue, & always grateful for the care they take with poems. Order yourself a copy to read all the wonder, & my newer work—[On the idea of art, every ambiguity,]; [Came home to the clothesline come] & [Because the parking lot was & now isn’t]—& o, that cover from Brian Barker! & & &!
The post just brought, at last, New Poetry from the Midwest (2017). It is a moving tribute to the late Okla Elliott, & a brilliant effort by Hannah Stephenson & everyone at New American Press. Along with dozens of startling poems by dozens of startling poets, you'll find my [What happens is this: the body calls—though we don't], first published in Cincinnati Review.
O, Zone 3 just arrived in the morning post! Look at this cover! & my very first, "Dear January," poem is included, along with a little homage I wrote to Lee Krasner's paintings, [What we say in the dark could say]. Honored to be included. I'm taking this lovely journal upstairs with me tonight.
My chapbook of essays, Your Small Towns of Adult Sorrow & Melancholy, is shipping now, & the first run is almost sold out! Gasp. Don't worry, they'll do another printing. Phew. If you haven't yet, go on, order now from the good folks at Tammy. Pick up the whole series, why don't you? Look at these covers!
To break up the summer swoon here, to cut some of the humid, Poetry Northwest arrived today in the post. While you'll find two of my poems—[First we learn the order of continents] & [Without apology, without guilt, not slumped against]—there are also poems by Maggie Queeney! Beth Marzoni! & & &. Very much looking forward to these pages.
My manuscript Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live was selected by Adrian Matejka for this year's Crab Orchard Poetry Open, along with Sara Henning's View from True North. Our books will be published in 2018 by Southern Illinois University Press. I am, most of all, speechless. Utterly so.
Looking forward to reading at the Galesburg Public Library this Saturday, April 1, to kick off National Poetry Month & as part of their months-long NEA Big Read Celebration of Emily Dickinson. If you are in the area, swing by, the reading starts at 2 o'clock.
Colorado Review just arrived to mark a new season. Spring, they say. Okay! Spring it is! My [Every doorframe holds tight] is neighbors with a stunning Don Bogen poem. It's official, I trust CR with everything. You should, too.
Good haul in the mail these days! Ecotone's Country & City issue just arrived with my little, [Some days landlocked doesn't mean water] & Third Coast's newest has [What keeps coming the rain, yes, & also all that]. Nights of good reading ahead of me, for which I'm grateful. You wouldn't believe the company those journals make!