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.
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?
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!
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?”
Speaking of podcasts, I talked with writer/editor Dan Higgins about Shader for hew new Dan Reads Books podcast. I had fun digging into discussions on writing, the retrospective voice, interviewing family members for research, … Continue readingListen to me speak on the Dan Reads Books podcast.
Here’s a photo of a display at today’s New England Book Show, where Shader was selected as a committee’s pick. Thanks and shout-out to Shader designer Colleeen Cole for the photo!
I accepted a double date invitation from Bruce Chace to go to Cherry Hill East’s junior prom. There’s no other way to put it: Bruce was swishy. He wore immaculately … Continue readingJust up on Ohio Edit: “Notes on Purple Rain.”
Hey. This has been on the schedule for some time now on the ole Events page, but I wanted to let people know that I’ll be reading at my beloved … Continue readingHey Williamsburg: I’m reading at Pete’s Candy Store on May 19!
Got some good news en route to AWP last week and am only getting around to announcing it here: Shader has been nominated for a Firecracker Award! The Firecrackers have been … Continue readingShader nominated as 2016 Firecracker Award Finalist!
I have thoughts and feelings on having a leap year day birthday. Leapsters keep two sets of ages, annual and quadrennial. We mark time between real birthdays in fourths and … Continue reading“The Leap-Day Baby’s Paradox” at The Atlantic online.
It’s been more than 10 years, and now my first two books–God Save My Queen: A Tribute and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On–have been published … Continue readingGod Save My Queen I and II is/are now one ebook!