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.
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.
“In Search of ‘Desiderata’” my essay on the Max Ehrmann classic poem, is now up on the Poetry Foundation website. Check it out here. I did a lot of work … Continue reading“In Search of Desiderata,” new essay on The Poetry Foundation website.
Just up on Poetry Foundation’s website is my appreciation of Meditations, W. Bliem Kern’s sound poetry book/cassette collection from 1974, which I have held onto for years as a private inspiration. … Continue reading“Behind the Sound,” on W. Bliem Kern and his MeditationsMeditationsMeditations.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about The Incredible Sestina Anthology, after those lo those many months last year of touring and panels and launch parties from coast to … Continue readingGreat notice for The Incredible Sestina Anthology in American Book Review!
A few days ago, poet and old friend Amy Lemmon invited me to be part of her week-long blog tour, and, once I understood what it meant, I accepted. I’m in … Continue readingThe Amy Lemmon blog tour interview
The readings so far have been pretty incredible–we’ll be posting photos and maybe a video or two at the Best American Poetry Blog in the days to come. These are … Continue readingMonday, February 10: The Incredible Sestina Anthology tour comes to Cambridge!
February is a big month for me, shameless self-promotion-wise at least, and it all begins with two dates coming up in New York City. Here are the details. Saturday, February … Continue readingComing February 1 and February 4: Sestina book launch, Poetry Forum at New School
Yes, you read that correctly. I’m guest-blogging over the the blog for The Best American Poetry series. I’ll be writing about The Incredible Sestina Anthology, mostly, since that’s what I … Continue readingI’m guest-blogging over at The Best American Poetry blog this week.
1. Ten years ago I started a new job, one with the tongue-in-cheek title of Assistant Web Editor for Sestinas at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. How did this happen? I tell … Continue readingNotes on The Incredible Sestina Anthology
VoicemailPoems, a cool new-ish journal, just published a poem of mine called “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Your Mama.” I wrote it while I was teaching disabled adults from the … Continue readingJust up on VoicemailPoems: “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Your Mama.”
Here’s the first prototype for the cover of The Incredible Sestina Anthology, coming out from Write Bloody Publishing in Fall 2013. Check it out. Drink it in. I know I did. … Continue readingIncredible book cover for The Incredible Sestina Anthology!
Your poems are gaudy, overexcited, its grammar teased up to the sky. You’re not really saying anything. Your poems all sound the same. There are no images. You talk about … Continue readingModern American Poetry has entered its Big Hair Phase.
Reprinted from Time Out New York, February 14-21 2007 issue. THE IRONY CURTAIN Some critics still try to penetrate Ashbery’s work. Photograph: Lynn Davis Stop making sense John Ashbery on form, … Continue readingStop Making Sense: interview with John Ashbery, from Time Out New York (2007).
Check it out here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audioitem/3374 I mention Robert Frank’s Pull My Daisy, but it doesn’t have Frank O’Hara, of course. It’s the one with Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Gregory … Continue readingI’m on the Poetry Off the Shelf podcast talking about Poetry In Motion.
I interviewed Ron Mann, director-producer of the seminal 1982 documentary Poetry in Motion, and now it’s up on the Poetry Foundation website. Was totally agog talking to him about poetry … Continue readingJust up on Poetry Foundation: “Still Moving,” an interview with Ron Mann.