I’m pleased to have three of my art-inspired poems published in an anthology called In Gilded Frame, just out from Kind of a Hurricane Press. Follow the link to the press’s website to read the free ebook version or to purchase a print copy.
My three poems in this anthology are “How to Appreciate Art” (inspired by Jessa Huebing-Reitinger’s “Courtnie” painting at the Johnson County Library), “Symmetry Drawing 72″ (after M.C. Escher’s painting of the same name), and “The Museum Bowl” (inspired by the 2010 Super Bowl and the wager between the teams’ city museums).
I had a wonderful time reading tonight at The Studio Theatre by Universal Studios. My fellow readers were fantastic: Karen Kevorkian, who teaches at UCLA, and Hugh Martin, who is an Iraq vet and a Stegner Fellow. It’s not often that I come home from a poetry reading with a book by each of the other readers, but I sure did this time!
As for my work, I read a few poems from each chapbook. They seemed to go over well; the audience laughed heartily in all the right places and occasionally talked back between poems. I love interactive audiences. They bought a few of my books too.
Thanks, Alex M. Frankel for running this series and inviting me to participate. Thanks also to Tarumi for the wonderful affirmation and for buying a copy of each of my books.
Alex Frankel invited me to read in the Second Sunday Poetry Series over a year ago, and we finally found a good time for me to do it: tomorrow night. I plan to read a few things from each of my three chapbooks. There will be a few other poets reading and an open mic time afterwards, so feel free to come for any or all of the evening.
Second Sunday Poetry Series
November 10, 2013 at 5pm
The Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building
3433 Cahuenga Blvd West
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(Near Universal Studios)
My poem “The Forecast” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Thanks, Thrush Press, for this honor and for this beautiful broadside of my poem!
Award announcement: http://www.thrushpress.com/awards.html
Buy a broadside: http://www.thrushpress.com/our-broadsides.html
I’m the new featured writer on Editing Addict. Thanks, Billi Joy Carson!
I had such a wonderful time as the guest poet for PLNU’s annual Poetry Day! Here’s a photo taken by Carol Blessing during the Q&A at the evening reading.
Thanks Carol Blessing, Edie Chapman, and Linda Beail for inviting me and planning all of the events during the day (and some on the next day too!) I was so impressed with the turn out for the afternoon literary tea and the evening reading, and I loved meeting so many engaged and insightful students.
I’m so pleased and honored to have the final poem from The Gospel of the Bleeding Woman, “Where Death Is Not an Is,” featured on Verse Daily today!
I am the featured poet this fall for Point Loma Nazarene University’s Poetry Day. In addition to some student events throughout the day on Thursday, Sept. 26, I’ll be giving a public poetry reading and interview that evening at 7 p.m. in Crill Hall on PLNU’s campus.
I’m so thrilled and honored to be invited by my alma mater for this annual event, which has featured poets far cooler than me in previous years (Annie Finch and Carolyne Wright were a couple of my favorites).