Just as songs can get inexorably linked to a season or a feeling, so can poems. There are poems that are tied to rooms and smells and people in my memory. There's one poem in particular that gets stuc...
It is considered corny to like Billy Collins. His poems are as easy to read as your standard airport bestseller paperback. This makes them less important than poems that demand more out of their reade...
For the past eleven days of April I have been writing a poem every day. It’s a challenge that I’ve heard called the grind
Long ago in Internet Time (which moves much faster than Everyday Life Time) I sent an email where I recommended this prose poem by Claudia Rankine
I don’t have a long letter this month. I have a few links to other things I’ve written and done, and one thing I will be doing. If you like reading these emails, you’ll probably enjoy these thin...
At the end of this month, on November 30th, I’m doing a reading here in Chicago. There’s more information on Facebook.
Here’s my latest review for the Volta
First: my third review for the Volta, of Aram Saroyan's Complete Minimal Poems, is online
I am so excited to tell y'all that I'm a semifinalist for the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. If you're in Chicago, please come out to the Chopin Theater at 7 pm on July 23