The Summer King, an opera based on the life of Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson, made its world premiere in April 2017. The opera is composed by Daniel Sonenberg, who … Continue reading“The Summer King,” an opera based on life of Josh Gibson.
Hey there. Just a short note to point out the obvious, that this website is under construction. I’m trying to redesign it, with an eye on blogging more and making … Continue readingUnder construction here, at least for now.
Love’s Executive Order, the online publication that runs a “weekly poem on the Trump presidency” and edited by poet/teacher Matthew Lippman, is running “Gimli’s Lament,” a poem of mine, as its feature. Check it out here. … Continue reading“Gimli’s Lament,” new poem up on Love’s Executive Order.
Check out “Midnight Oil’s Time Has Come Again,” just up on PopMatters. I’ve been meaning to write about Midnight Oil for a long time. Then I bought my tickets to … Continue readingJust up on PopMatters: “Midnight Oil’s Time Has Come Again.”
Three–count ’em three–poems are up on the website of the illustrious literary juggernaut that is Barrelhouse today. It’s part of their National Poetry Month celebration, in which they are running poems … Continue readingThree disaster movie poems on Barrelhouse.
People of the Capital Tech Tri-City Valley Region District! On Sunday, February 18, I’ll be reading work as part of the St. Rocco’s Reading for the Falsely Accused series. Hosted … Continue readingHey Albany, NY: I’m reading for St. Rocco’s Reading for the Falsely Accused on Feb. 18.
AWP, that annual meeting of the writers, teachers, publishers, and MFA programs, takes place in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Like many others, I feel conflicted even entering the area code … Continue readingI’ll be going to AWP in Washington, DC. Perhaps I will see you there?
It’s a mixed bag this time out, with a cold open featuring none other than Eric, the UrbanSurfer himself, interviewed out in the wild (i.e., a basement studio in North … Continue readingShadercast Episode 18 Keytars and Open Mic No-No’s
And we’re back. A good two months have passed, but Shadercast lives on. We have a fascist elected to be our next president, but stories still need to be told. Do … Continue readingShadercast Episode 17 Lush Life
Good Bad Boys, what ya gonna do? This episode centers around Catholicism! Well, a book I read as a wee lad that was steeped in Catholicism called The Good Bad … Continue readingShadercast Episode 16 Second Thoughts on Notes on The Good Bad Boy
We start at the beginning, or almost the beginning, in this Shadercast, with a reading of Chapter 2 from Shader. Mentioned: my car stereo, Long Island rock festival incompetence, Billy … Continue readingShadercast Episode 15 Notes on a Prologue with Cameo from Billy Squier
Sit down, grab a Therapist card, and show us you’re With It in this episode of the Shadercast. Our fearless podcast shares with his formidable longread, recently featured up on the … Continue readingShadercast Episode 14 Was It Really a Game?
It’s a gendered episode of Shadercast as our podcaster hedges his way around gender and Guns N’ Roses and the story of making out inside Our Lady of Perpetual Help church, … Continue readingShadercast Episode 13 You Came and You Gave Without Taking
Stoked to be reading with my old friend Jen Hyde, who is now a rock star, and Vt Hung, and at my favorite bookstore in the world, The Spotty Dog. … Continue readingHey, People of Hudson! On Friday, August 26 come to A Hot August Night Reading!
It’s all cold lamping all the time in this Episode 12 of Shadercast. We begin live from New York City, with a subway song recorded by your plucky podcaster, followed … Continue readingShadercast Episode 12 Intensely Relaxin’ While Others Panic
So cool to have published an essay at the illustrious website The Millions. Here’s the first paragraph: Before A Question of Scruples, Loaded Questions, or Curses; decades before Cards Against … Continue readingUp on The Millions: “Group Therapy: Was It Really a Game?”