Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Reading at Duquesne Univ. 12/4

I will be reading poetry, along with fiction writer and poet Karen Lillis, for Duquesne University’s Coffee House Reading Series on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble Café (ground floor of the Power Center).
Duquesne’s media services did a little story on us, here.  If you’re in Pgh, I’ll see you at the reading.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Poem in Spiral Orb

My poem “Homage to Muriel Rukeyser” appears [here] at the online journal Spiral Orb, issue 9. This journal is particularly interesting for its intertextual and eco-poetic aspects. Spiral Orb describes itself this way:

How systems (a poem-system, an eco-system, a human-construct-system like a state or a country, a solar-system, a web-system, a circulatory system, etc.) organize themselves (and are organized) is of great interest. This systems focus may be considered a permaculture poetics. The lyric cross-pollinates the experimental.

Sections (words, phrases, lines) of each poem published in Spiral Orb are embedded with hyperlinks to other poems in Spiral Orb. A composite poem including a fragment from each piece in Spiral Orb serves as the entry piece and table of contents. Hence, Spiral Orb is an experiment in juxtaposition, interrelationships, and intertextuality. Each poem stands on its own, but is also illuminated by its links. Anticipate the poems making contact with one another in an odd and perfect manner.

Aside from myself, this issue includes work from Maleea Acker, Amy Ash & Callista Buchen, Stephen Collis, Dina El Dessouky, Betsy Fagin, Barbara Henning, Elizabeth Kelley Bowman, Lucia LoTempio, Paige Menton, Sabine Miller, Jessica Reed, Chris Turnbull, Linda Umans, Erin Renee Wahl, Steve Willey, and Sarah Ann Winn.

My thanks to editor Eric Magrane.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Two Early Poems

Two early poems of mine appear at an online journal called Walking Is Still Honest [here]. The poems are “Black Flag” (on the band of that name) and “American Cities,” and they were first published in a book that Six Gallery Press put out back in 2003, called The Lakes of Coma.

This whole page of poets, edited by John Thomas Menesini, is good!