Monday, February 28, 2011

I made a music video for a song called "Wrong Things" by Cactus Cooler. You can watch it on my Vimeo page here. If you watch closely, you'll find The Girl Without Arms by Brandon Shimoda, published recently from Black Ocean, and you'll find a painting of mine.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Stick a fjork in it.

Table of Contents

What Would Kill Me
Fjords of Deaths
Tunguska Event
Because it Comes Right at You Does Not Mean
   It Comes to Save You
Terrible Deer
First Time in Paris
Magazine Stand
The Difference Between Sadness and Suffering
Someone Falls in Love with Someone
The Animal Spell
Death Letter
Unkind Swans
Meat Counter
The Woman Who Falls From the Sky
Movie Theater
New Dress Shirt
Super D
Squirrel Problem
Mermaid Problem
Breath-Holding Championship
New Job Serving Fried Pies
Refrigerator General
Large Refrigerator of the Valley
Testy Pony
Staring Problem
Lost Forest of Nakai
The Person Who Was Expected
The People with Arms
Behind a Wall of Animals
Tiny Castles
A Life in Space
Miner Death
I Love Your Fighting Style
The One About the Robbers
The Donut Hawk
Don't Step on the Frog
After Taking Out the Garbage for the First Time
The Search
Fishing for Stingrays
Costa Rica
Building of Unseen Cats
The Killing Trees
Neighborhood Plague
Leaving the House
The Correct Shape
I am the Dead Person Inside Me
What I Did with the Rock
Casting Out the King of Boys

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dear Portland, may I recommend you check out what is happening at the new Crow Arts Manor this summer? Emily Kendal Frey is teaching a poetry workshop, I am teaching a poetry workshop, and so are a few other PDX poets (TBA). There are descriptions here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I wrote an essay on the poetry of Grace Bauer, my Ph.D. advisor and committee chair at the University of Nebraska, which was just published in Of a Monstrous Child (Lost Horse Press 2011) edited by Nate Liederbach and James Harris. It focuses, in part, on the relationship we developed as mentor and mentee despite the differences in vision for our own poems.

I made a short film about Guy Pettit called Who is Guy Pettit?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I was a poet-in-residence at Flying Object in Hadley, Massachusetts, on Monday.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

This is an early draft image of Scary, No Scary made by Denny Schmickle. Can you see the faint outline of the mirror-image boy on the right? I like that. I thought maybe you would find this interesting. 

SNS is going to go into a second printing soon, and next week there is a Black Ocean sale on the last remaining hardcovers. The hardcovers are signed and numbered, and come with a  letterpressed mini-broadside courtesy of Brave Men Press. If you buy a hardcover, you get a free Black Ocean book, depending which day of next week you make your purchase.

Also, if you like SNS, you should know that it has been named a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards. The Oregonian is sponsoring a Reader's Choice Award and you can vote for SNS (or another book) through their website. You should, ok?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I will be the guest resident at Flying Object in Amherst this coming Sunday, 2/13. You should come hang out with us. But if you can't do that, you should come to Flying Object on Monday, 2/14, with your Valentine sweetie, to hear me read some love poems. I will skype in two of Portland's finest poets: Emily Kendal Frey and James Gendron.

Or, if you're on the other side of Massachusetts, come hear me read this Saturday, 2/12, at Lorem Ipsum Books in Cambridge with Joanna Klink, Stephanie Adams-Santos and Janaka Stucky.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011