Two poems in Prelude

Thanks to the Prelude editors for re-publishing two poems in my “Day” series of poems in Sugar Factory (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019). Read them here.

The editors were planning this to be in print, but they decided to publish the issue online due to pandemic difficulties and hardships.

You’ll find additional poems by Sandra Simonds, Andrew J. Smyth, Patricia Hartland, Christopher Spaide, Maja Lukic, Madison McCartha, Ellen Boyette, Adam J. Gellings, Alice Hall, Jon Ruseski, Michael Larson, Vanessa Saunders, Jakob Maier, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Rachel Abramowitz, Cal Freeman, Aileen Bassis, Jeremiah Moriarty, Jessica Yuan, Michael Larson, Maxine Berclaz, James Moore, Kelly Hoffer, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Lea Graham, Michael Juliani, Elise Houcek, and Nicolas Visconti.

If you read the Winter 2021 issue, please consider picking up one of the Prelude books! Your support of independent literature and publishing really will go a long way.

A few places to listen & watch

Here are a few places to listen to my recent poems via audio and video:

NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Poetry Reading, hosted by Matthew Rohrer, Fall 2019

Launching Sugar Factory and Sarah Riggs’s Among Friends portraits show, also featuring Eléna Rivera, Rachel Levitsky and Omar Berrada, at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Spring 2019

Greetings Readings, at Unnameable Books, September 2016

Thinking about Joanne today

And the way the light is. This morning I’ve been with Joanne Kyger, and I’ve been staying here, in the second half of a poem dated December 1, 1996, from AGAIN: Poems 1989-2000.

Try to be vast now.         Remember this strand

of conscious thinking vibrating like a watery

jewel on the morning’s cobweb.             All show, plunk

it falls,   so temporal,    this attempt to cliché the moment.

As all falls silent.