Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Post script

My copies of Overheard While Hiding From the Sun came today, thanks to a mail carrier who generously came back around, interrupting her route (in the snow!), when she realized I was home to sign the slip.

That was an above-and-beyond move, but it prompts me to also declare my appreciation of mail carriers doing what they usually do. MAIL CARRIER APPRECIATION FOR LIFE, and I'm not just saying that because the great James McShane did that work our second winter in Providence. (The two descriptors he used most often were "tiring" and "cold.") This is a public thank you to everyone who has ever brought me a package with a book in it, or brought a copy of one of  my books to someone else.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Overheard While Hiding From the Sun + Found Poetry at GRIN Gallery

When I fill a notebook, I go back through, gather words and phrases that I haven't already turned into something else, and use them as the first draft of a poem. Sometimes they're phrases that sound good but that I haven't found a place for; sometimes they're things I've read on signs or labels, or heard people say. I have about 35 of these poems now, and some of them have just come out as a chapbook from above/ground press, Overheard While Hiding From the Sun.

I'll be reading from this book, and from the cento booklets I make of past Publicly Complex readings, at:

Finding Poetry in the Existing and Everyday
at the GRIN Gallery in Providence (60 Valley St.,  #3)
on Friday, February 21st, at 7 pm.

Maria Anderson, Martin Elwell, Paul Hostovsky and Amy Pickworth will be reading with me.

Monday, February 10, 2014

La Vague: Antiquest

Super beautiful new issue of La Vague is up with poems by me, Gina Abelkop, Kate Colby, Sandy Florian, Eirann Lorsung, Melanie Hubbard, Laura Kochman, and Jessica Smith. What a lineup! So pleased to be included in this.