"A Neon Height" & A Reading

I have a new poem called "A Neon Height" in the Summer 2015 issue of Rust + Moth, written after Adam Zagajewski's gorgeous and quiet poem "At Midnight." This was one of those workshop exercises that extended into an altogether different way of thinking about and structuring the content of a piece. Thank you to the Rust + Moth editors for publishing the piece!

In other news, I will be doing a reading with some fantastic poets next Monday, May 11 at 6:45 p.m at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. It's a Prelude magazine event and their readings are never not fun. I was fortunate enough to have a poem in Prelude a few months back and am thrilled to be reading with some of the other contributors. Stop by if you're free.

"Alphabet City" on Prelude

Prelude, a fresh and exciting new poetry and criticism magazine (and one of my favorite websites), published my poem "Alphabet City" today. A sincere thanks to Rob Crawford and Prelude for accepting the piece. Read the whole thing here and then lose the rest of the afternoon browsing other strange and beautiful poems on their site by John Ashberry, Adam Fitzgerald, and the like. 


My poem “Jazz” is up on the Poydras Review blog this morning. 

In other, larger news, the legendary poet Mark Strand passed away last week. It’s awful and sad but I’m honored that I was able to hear him read a few weeks ago at his 80th birthday tribute at the New School. Easing into this Monday morning by Googling some of his collages, which are as dark and brilliantly luminous as his poetry. His capacity to create melancholy beauty across multiple art forms was staggering. In honor of Mr. Strand, here is an interview he did in 2012 for Guernica magazine. 

"Golden Rectangles" in Prick of the Spindle Issue 7 (Print edition)

Thrilled to announce that my story "Golden Rectangles" appears in the new print issue of Prick of the Spindle! You can pick up a copy of Issue 7 here: http://www.prickofthespindle.com/pages/pots_print.htm.

Copies will also (eventually) be available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I wrote the story after a Leonard Cohen biography binge. Before you read it, you may wish to review the lyrics to "Suzanne."

A sincere thank you to Prick of the Spindle for selecting the piece and to Cynthia Reeser for her brilliant efforts in bringing the issue together. 


"Rail Station Bohemia" in Middle Gray Magazine Issue 6

Please check out the new Middle Gray Magazine issue -- I have a poem in it.

"Rail Station Bohemia" is about Serbia, in many ways, but that is all I feel qualified to say about it. My mother claims it's her favorite of my pieces, if that sways you at all. Take a look at the rest of this awesome issue, too. 

A special thank you to Middle Gray Magazine for publishing the piece.