Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Chapbook, Coming This May

The Muddy Banks cover (art by John Menesini)
My new chapbook, The Muddy Banks, will be published this May by Ghost City Press. Though it is not yet out, it does already have a page on the site of the press:

Here is a description:

The Muddy Banks is a series of interconnected poems engaging the city of Pittsburgh as a postindustrial landscape, simultaneously having one foot in its rather strange and unique past and the other in a contemporary space, both physical and psychic, where gentrification and decay coexist. Taking a cue from the now-obscure modernist-era poet Haniel Long’s Pittsburgh Memoranda, The Muddy Banks mixes forms and modes. It is at once regionalist and continental, micro and macro, lyric and narrative, documentary and dada, living inscape and necropastoral — an homage to a city’s ghosts, who haunt hotel rooms, empty flats, bridges, banks, riverbanks, stadiums, and straggly streets.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Louisville Conference 2016

Ill be giving a poetry reading on a creative panel at this year’s Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, on Friday, February 19th. If you’re going to the conference, come along and see.

Here’s the panel so far:

F- 12  Creative Panel
Friday 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM    Room: Humanities [room?]

Christina Veladota, Washington State Community College
“A Selection of Prose Poems”
Cassandra Daugette, Southeast Missouri State University
“Assorted Flash Fiction”
Mark Fitzgerald, University of Maryland
“Vanishing Point and other poems”
Ted Morrissey, University of Illinois - Springfield
Michael S. Begnal, Ball State University
“A Colony of Ticks”