Monday, December 19, 2011

City Change #3

Marina writes from Freeville, NY: "A group of people started a project in the village called the Dacha Project. They are a crew of 6 who wanted to start an off-grid, sustainable, educational homestead. They built a house with their own hands using as much salvaged goods and trade labor as they could and now it is up on running on waste-veggie oil for power instead of fossil fuels. They now hold events, classes, seminars on the property and give tours to people who are interested in unconventional building and communal living. The group of 6 also live in the house and have made their dream come true through hard work and help from the community."

Learn more about the Dacha Project here.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Reviews and interviews

In keeping with this site's role as an amplifier for my own horn, which I enjoy tooting, I've added a sidebar of links to reviews and interviews with me on either end of the equation. So there are reviews of TOWN at Alice Blue Reviews and Gently Read Literature, and also my review of Pierre-Albert Jourdan's The Straw Sandals, edited, introduced and translated by John Taylor; Kate Colby's interview with me at Word for/Word, and Deborah Poe's and my interview/conversation with Bernadette Mayer at the Denver Quarterly when the issue becomes available as a PDF.

More about me me me, sure, but I think this also highlights how essential the not-me is to the me: I love listening to and talking with (as well as reading) other poets, and my work is better for it.

Also, thanks, SPD-ers, for putting How We Saved the City on your "SPD Recommends" list!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

from the Arcades Project

Stockport Flats editor and publisher extraordinaire, Lori Anderson Moseman, was working the seesaw at the Arcades Project this past weekend.

From left to right: How We Saved the City, my limited-edition chap A Sense of Things, the amulet I made for Lori, the City Changes postcards, the scarves Katie Yates made to benefit the Red Cross, Katie's book poem for the house, and the radiant Lori herself.

Also, How We Saved the City is in the sidebar at SPD! Small pleasures ...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rockstar (in a mild way)

The Bounty: Four Addresses is on the big list at SPD, with amazing other books by Kim Hyesoon, Khadijah Queen, Shane McCrae, Amy King, Brandon Shimoda ... swoons all around!

Now go buy How We Saved the City so it can be on there next month.

Providence denizens, please come to my reading today at the Brown University Bookstore at 4:30 p.m. if you want a copy of either of these!

Monday, December 5, 2011

reading at the Brown bookstore!

Tomorrow -- 12/6/11, at 4:30 p.m. -- I'll be reading from the two new books at the Brown University Bookstore (244 Thayer St., Providence, RI). Please come listen!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jennifer Fortin, Amish Trivedi and Nate Pritts, TONIGHT

Publicly Complex presents
Jennifer Fortin
Amish Trivedi
Nate Pritts

TONIGHT (Saturday, 12/3), at 6 pm
at Ada Books (717 Westminster St., Providence, RI)

Poetic excellence for our last reading of 2011. There will be snacks.