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Hey hey. The Journal has arrived with two new poems of mine, [Always, as if on cue, the trains] & [When left behind those other rooms], &, of course, there is all sorts of perfect throughout, & thankfully so. 

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Flattered to be in the company of so many giants in the newest issue of Bennington Review. You should rush to order a copy. Because gasp. Because also Kent Shaw. Because I could go on & on. Two of my little sonnets, [Someone left the light on, so that nearly] & [That sense of scale & some distance makes], are there, too. 

 

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O, hi december... what a gift this journal, in these days, & such company. Thanks to everyone at december for honoring a legacy begun in 1958, & for taking care of my [That near relic on the wall, its small]. Pick up a copy, hm. Makes a great holiday gift, too. 

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I heart Water~Stone Review. Classy, complicated, smart & brave: every single issue of this brilliant annual, which also happens to include my [In this light & from any perspective, name]. Get your copy if you haven't. It will knock you over in all the right ways. 

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Hey, pretty Salt Hill. Look at you! 

The beautiful fall issue of this lovely, well made journal just arrived in the later afternoon post. Two of my chair poems, [Early summer & that building yawns] & [Every chair can be alone, sit], are there, tucking up next to some other marvelous work. Pick up a copy, would you....  

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Big love to The Kenyon Review Online for publishing two new poems, in the midst of an extraordinary heat wave no less. You can read [If only we could only talk with our hands—just] & [All right, I'll say it: so the wind] right here... Better yet, read it all

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The newest Crazyhorse has arrived, & I'm completely smitten. You can read my [Let the day make its own,] & [Pressed against these days, & against] there, of course, but more importantly, the whole issue is out of this world & the cover art by David Harrison...well, it's pretty much perfect...

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Beth & I are "on the road" again, spring breaking in La Crosse. I can't imagine an elsewhere I'd rather be. With my dear collaborator & friend by my side, that gorgeous river finding spring, & Iowa & Minnesota bridges away, this new season seems hopeful. If you are in the area, we'd love to see you on Wednesday, March 16th at 6 o'clock in FAC Recital Hall, at Viterbo University. 

 

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A very handsome Passages North, with my [The other night, we stood in front of the picture], arrived in the post the other day. I stayed up late reading the whole issue. You should, too. It will carry you through the roughest patches of winter. 

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The Cincinnati Review just arrived in the afternoon post, & I've got to say that I'm knocked over by it. Yes, yes, my [What happens is this: the body calls—though we don't] happens to be the first poem in the issue, but more importantly... gasp... a new poem by Nancy Eimers is there, & two by Carl Phillips, & & &... You probably want to pick up a copy, hm. 

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Looking forward to being in Macomb on Thursday, November 19, 2015, where I'll be The Fred Ewing Case & Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence.  If you are in the area of WIU, the reading will be at the University Art Gallery at 7 o'clock. 

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Thanks to the team of Caleb Fridell and Sofia Drummond-Moore (video), Kyle Kunkler (audio effects), and Rikki Smalley (producers) for these crazy-cool cinepoems & video-essay, a three parter they've called, "Dear City of My Heartache." (You can watch them all by following the link back to the youtube channel.) Galesburg sure does look so very much itself. 

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Beth & I just found out that our poem [Begin not with coastline, not with harbor or cove. Begin] was awarded a 2015 Heartland Poetry Prize, selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh, and republished in New Poetry from the MidwestThanks to Lee Ann Roripaugh, & to Okla Elliott & Hannah Stephenson for including the poem in this killer anthology, & also big thanks to New Orleans Review for first trusting this work.