Scenes from my Instagram

Books and cake. Poets and campfires, oh my! My Instagram is not public, send me a message in the comments if you want me to follow you/follow me/stuff like that/ok I think you get it/hashtag!? Read my most recently published poem, here: Stirring “What I Mean When I Say Cartwheel” What’s on your reading list…

Reblog | The Contract by Jericho Brown

Can we not be a series of kindnesses to each other? This short love letter from Jericho Brown says we can. It says we already are. For National Poetry Month, or just because: The Contract by Jericho Brown on Harriet the Blog from The Poetry Foundation

“Now I watch the dumb machine Of your body loving With the loveless wedge of you That made me.” -Tracy K. Smith from “Shadow Poem,” The Body’s Question

Great Books I Read in 2014

I went on a book reading binge two weeks ago to get my huge TBR list knocked out (still over 20 books strong) and to get some new voices trumpeting in my head. There is nothing more refreshing for a poet than to read the words of other poets. Here are a few notes on the books…

Good Werq!

I love a literary journal that goes beyond the written word. This summer’s Union Station Magazine, which landed yesterday, has some of the most eye-zapping illustrations I’ve see in a lit mag. The art is from the talented David Ayllon and it ranges from poultry love portraits to a girl eating the moon. You won’t be sorry about gave these images some…

My friend Eric is the new correspondent for the BoredomBreak YouTube channel. Here he is on location at WonderCon in Anaheim. He interviewed The Tick, Black Widow, Magento, and Wolverine (hubba hubba!) As with all our new endeavors, Eric is looking for excited followers. If you think this video is cool, like it on YouTube…

Squaw Valley Greatest Hits

  I just returned [July, 2011] from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas. What an amazing place, what lovely and talented people! Here are a few quotes from our staff poets who led workshops and gave craft talks. Sometimes the dissatisfaction with the end of a poem is the…