Thanks to the good people at Empire, I’ll be reading November 18th at 7:30 pm with Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Lawrence Kaplun and Yanyi Luo at Art Cafe + Bar, 886 Pacific Street in Brooklyn, NYC. Come join us.
The April / May 2016 issue of the Poetry Project Newsletter is available online now.
This issue includes:
Matthew Burgess in conversation with Ron Padgett; Margarita Shalina on St. Mark’s Bookshop, Poetry by Alice Notley, Art by Alberto Borea and reviews: Caitie Moore on Don Mee Choi; Mel Elberg on Tony Iantosca; Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves on Ariel Goldberg; Jess Mynes on Tom Raworth; Phillip Griffith on Carrie Lorig; Stephen Boyer on Rob Halpern. Enjoy!
I’m really pleased to have been able to contribute some work to the folio curated by Kristen Prevallet for Vox Mom on the theme of change. The constancy of change invites reflection on the nature of Impermanence. Thich Nhat Hanh reflects “Thanks to impermanence everything is possible... Warm welcome and long live impermanence.” May we all be so gracious when confronted with change.
Thank you, Kristen for this opportunity.
Seems like as soon as I get one newsletter issue done the previous one is posted online as a pdf file available for download.
Included in issue #245: the usual awesome Poetry Project stuff plus poems from Krystal Languell, a photo essay from the Rio streets from Kaia Sand, a mini-interview with Pierre Joris and Jerome Rothenberg, a Gertrude Stein crossword puzzle & more!
I’m so grateful to the generous folks at University of Toronto for sharing this fantastic image with us. A naked centerfold was just what the newsletter needed.
© Allen Ginsberg Estate – courtesy the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Allen Ginsberg Collection
I’ve got a poem up today at Delirious Hem for day 18 of this year’s advent calendar.
respect, communication, integrity, excellence (for Sherron Watkins)
I read it recently & realized that people have already forgotten about Sherron and Enron.
Below, a few links for the curious/interested:
NY Times: Text of Watkins’ Letter to Lay After Departure of Chief Executive | 1.16.2002
10 Enron Players: Where They Landed After the Fall | 1.29.2006
Time: Person of the Week: ‘Enron Whistleblower’ Sherron Watkins | 1.18.2002
Forbes: Sherron Watkins Had Whistle, But Blew It | 2.14.2002
The Guardian: The corporate conscience | 6.21.2003
2016 fast approaches!
On New Year’s day I’ll be reading in the Poetry Project’s annual marathon with hundreds of amazing readers/shining lights:
This year’s performers include: Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Hanif Abdurraqib, Julia Alsop, Penny Arcade, Ed Askew Band, Vyt Bakaitis, Jennifer Bartlett, Morgan Bassichis, Jim Behrle, Rijard Bergeron, Felix Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Jennifer Blowdryer, Stephen Boyer, Ernie Brooks with Peter Zummo and Jeanine Otis, Lee Ann Brown, Marie Buck, Steve Cannon, Wo Chan, Lonely Christopher, Yoshiko Chuma, Jace Clayton, CA Conrad, Todd Colby, John Coletti, Joey de Jesus, Ted Dodson, Thom Donovan, Maggie Dubris, Douglas Dunn, Marcella Durand, Andrew Durbin, Will Edmiston, Mel Elberg, Christine Elmo, Carlos Estrada, Betsy Fagin, Farnoosh Fathi, Carolyn Ferrucci, Jess Fiorini, Foamola, Tonya Foster, Joanna Fuhrman, Cliff Fyman, John Giorno, Aracelis Girmay, Philip Glass, John Godfrey, Ariel Goldberg, Nada Gordon, Stephanie Gray, Adjua Greaves, John S. Hall, Janet Hamill, Diana Hamilton, Christian Hawkey, David Henderson, Laura Henriksen, Mitch Highfill, Jibade-Kahlil Huffman, Erica Hunt and Marty Ehrlich, Lyric Hunter, Brenda Iijima, Lisa Jarnot, Paolo Javier, Serena Jost & Dan Machlin, erica kaufman, Joseph Keckler, Amy King, Jaamil Kosoko, Shiv Kotecha, Gabe Kruis, Ben Krusling, Susan Landers, Dorthea Lasky, Denize Lauture, Karen Lepri, Kimberly Lyons, Filip Marinovich, Dawn Lundy Martin, Andriniki Mattis, Yvonne, Meier, Jonas Mekas, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Carley Moore, Thurston Moore, Saretta Morgan, Tracie Morris with Jerome Harris and Marvin Sewell, Sade Murphy, Eileen Myles, Marc Nasdor, Elinor Nauen, Martha Oatis, Edgar Oliver, Dael Orlandersmith, Valery Oisteanu, Morgan Parker, Trace Peterson, Wanda Phipps, Arlo Quint, Church of Betty, Montana Ray, Reno, Camilo Roldán, Bob Rosenthal, Douglas Rothschild, Judah Rubin, Tom Savage, Ryan Sawyer, Danniel Schoonebeek, Sarah Schulman, Ramsey Scott, Purvi Shah, Evie Shockley, Nathaniel Siegel, Yvette Siegert, Emily Skillings, Jesse Smith, Pamela Sneed, Patricia Spears Jones, Christopher Stackhouse, Sara Jane Stoner, Christina Strong, Steven Taylor, Nurit Tilles, Edwin Torres with David Brown, Tony Towle, Édgar Ulloa, Aldrin Valdez, David Vogen, Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music, Ken Walker, Nicole Wallace, Lewis Warsh, Simone White, Martha Wilson, Ulijana Wolf, Wendy Xu, Emily XYZ, Don Yorty, Jenny Zhang and more to be announced!
I’m on the early end of things: 4-5ish.
(links are arbitrary. why don’t more poets have websites?)