I will be reading next Wednesday, May 25th at the The Whittier Home Museum in Amesbury, MA, my first in-person reading in more than two years! Please see the details below, and thank you for spreading the word!
My thanks to Terry House, editor of the Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio “Poem of the Month” series, for featuring two of my poems from my latest collection The Actual World (scroll down to February 2020). If you like what you read, consider picking up a copy!
The Fall 2019 issue of Poetry East is out with work by Ted Kooser, Gerald Stern, Maura Stanton, Michael Chitwood, Todd Davis, Marsh Muirhead, Alison Pelegrin, and many others. I am grateful to the editors for including my poems “Please Understand,” “Poem,” and “Urdhva Mukha Svanasana” among this wonderful group of contributors.
The spring 2019 issue of The Laurel Review is out with poems by Sasha West, Arthur Vogelsang, Jim Daniels, David Dodd Lee, William Virgil Davis, Chris Forhan, M.A. Vizsolyi, Zach Savich, Tom Paine, Bruce Cohen, Rich Bursky, and Albert Golbarth, among many others. My thanks to the editors for including my poems “At the Office” and “Thinking about Laughter.”
I wish to thank Diane Goettel and everyone at Black Lawrence Press for believing in this book, and for all of their time and hard work publishing it. The Actual World is now available from Small Press Distribution, Amazon, Powell’s, and other on-line retailers.
I also want to thank those of you who pre-ordered a copy and those of you who will purchase one in the future. I hope to see you at a reading soon!
Please contact me if you know of a local library or bookstore that might like to carry this title, or if you know someone interested in a review–or if you simply want to comment on the poems. I’d love to hear from you, and I very much appreciate your interest and support!
I will be reading at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, MA on September 14th at 7 p.m. in support of my latest poetry collection The Actual World. I am very grateful to Paul Swyden for the hosting this event–please click the poster above to learn more about this wonderful independent bookstore. And please spread the word. I’d love to see you there!
I am honored to be a part of this year’s Hollihock Writers Conference with so many fine writers from around New England. On Saturday, August 24th I will be offering a conference session entitled, “It’s OK to Use ‘I’: Writing the Lyric Poem” from 2-2:50 p.m. followed by a reading at 3 p.m. Click the poster above for more information about readings, panels, and instructor sessions, and please help us spread the word!
I am incredibly grateful to Katrina Vandenberg, Maggie Dietz, Chard deNiord, Sven Birkerts, and Richard Jones for their kind words, and to Zoe Norvell at Black Lawrence Press for her wonderful design!
The new issue of Poet Lore is out with work by Traci Brimhall, Michael Collier, Cornelius Eady, Kerry James Evans, Myronn Hardy, David Lehman, Linda Pasta, Hayden Saunier, Jane Shore, R.T. Smith, Adam Tavel, Lesley Wheeler, and Mike White. I am honored to be among this group of esteemed poets, and I wish to thank Jodi Bolz and E. Ethelbert Miller for publishing my poem “Morning Commute.”
This poem is also in my forthcoming collection, The Actual World, available for pre-order now from Black Lawrence Press.
I am so pleased and proud to announce the publication of my fourth full-length collection of poetry, The Actual World. The book will be published in August 2019, and if you are interested in pre-ordering a copy, please do so from Black Lawrence Press. We thank you for your generous support!
The Winter 2018-19 issue of Ploughshares is out with new poetry by Jill Osier, Sally Ball, Ellen Bass, W.S. Di Piero, Keith Ekiss, Alice Friman, Rebecca Hazleton, Karen Skolfield, Mark Yakich, and the late Tony Hoagland.
My thanks to Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles for including my poem “Man Paddling Canoe with Dog” with this wonderful group of writers.
The Winter 2018/2019 issue of Barrow Street is out with poems by Tina Barr, Steven Kramer, Janice N. Harrington, Philip Fried, Virginia Konchan, Nina Lindsay, Martin Ott, Maya Pindyck, and Charles Rafferty.
My thanks to the Lorna Knowles Blake and her fellow editors for including my poem “Weekend Away,” dedicated to Robert Bly.
The new issue of Gargoyle is out with work by Roy Bentley, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Dana Curtis, Jim Daniels, Mark Decarteret, Gary Fincke, Richard Jones, George Kalamaras, Elisabeth Murawski, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Adam Tavel, Michael Waters, Anne Pierson Wiese, Valerie Wohlfeld, and Adrienne Su. My thanks to Richard Peabody for including my poem “Memory.”
The 2017 issue of RHINO is out with work by Eric Pankey, Kristina Marie Darling, Adam Day, Lola Haskins, Andrea Hollander, Michael Homolka, Rochelle Hurt, Rachel Mennies, Alison Prine, Lee Sharkey, Joyce Sutphen, and Joshua Marie Wilkinson.
My thanks to Ralph Hamilton and the editorial board for including my poem “April Foolishness.”
The new issue of Poetry East is out with poems by Alice Friman, Dobby Gibson, Ted Kooser, Marsh Muirhead, Susan Blackwell Ramsey, and Barry Silesky. This issue also includes paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, and Bellini, along with prose pieces by Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lord Byron, and Walter Pater.
My thanks to editor Richard Jones for including my poem “In the Country.”
Two new poems of mine are up at AGNI Online: “Having Forgotten to Put Out Fresh Towels, I Run Naked and Wet to the Bedroom” and “I Looked Up to See.”
My thanks to William Pierce and the editorial staff for their selections and kind introduction.
The Spring 2017 issue of Lake Effect is out with poetry and fiction by Stephen Dunn, Norman Dubie, Kathy Fagan, Tony Hoagland, John Gallaher, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Jeff Gundy, Tina May Hall, Christopher Howell, Robert Gibb, Dorothy Berresi, Christopher Buckley, David Clewell, Alberto Alvaro Rios, and Kathryn Nuernberger.
My thanks to George Looney and the editorial board for including my poems “Directive” and “Dusk.”