Reading May 8 at the Klamath Falls regional library, Oregon, with Alexis Smith and Aria Minu-Sepehr.
Fragile Acts was a finalist for both the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Oregon Book Award
My poem, Ex Libris, won the $1000 Alligator Juniper Prize, a second poem, Wishing, was a finalist.
My fifth book, Precarious, will be published by 42 Miles Press in 2014
Fragile Acts, my fourth book and the second title in the McSweeney's Poetry Series Order now through McSweeney's or your local independent bookstore.
Fragile Acts Book Tour 2012
June 23 Ashland Book & Author Festival, Southern Oregon University, Ashland
August 21 Figures of Speech Reading Series, In Other Words Books, Portland, OR
August 25 Elliot Bay Books, Seattle, WA
October 26 Booksmith, San Francisco, CA
November 1 Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City. OK
November 3 Center for Writers, Univ. So. Mississippi, Hattiesburg
December 19 Allan with Ben Kopel, Maple Street Books, New Orleans
Read these reviews of Fragile Acts:
Shelf Awareness Review
Prick of the Spindle Review
Publishers Weekly Review
Fragile Acts was The Rumpus Book Club selection for June ! 2012
Listen to reviews of recent books (including mine) by Stephen Burt from the Woodbury Poetry Room
My third book, As Much As, from Salmon Press, Ireland, is available from Amazon, or your local book store.
Read the Boston Review review
Read Assurances, my web chapbook from Right Hand Pointing
"Mars on Life," first published by The Seventh Quarry (Wales), has been chosen as the Best Science Fiction Poem published in the UK in 2010 by Hilltop Press/Data Dump
2011 reading at Blacksmith House Poetry Series, Cambridge, MA, together with poet/critic Stephen Burt.
Nic Sebastian reads my poem "Self Knowledge" on Whale Song
The online journal Right Hand Pointing nominated my poem "After Distraction" for Best of the Web 2010
The online journal At Length has posted the entire first section of my unpublished manuscript "None Other."
Invited to read at the Cuisle International Poetry Festival, Limerick, Ireland, October 2010
Panelist The 61st Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder 2009
The New Binary Press Anthology of International Poetry, Cork, Ireland 2012
"Decomposition" Anthology of Fungus Inspired Poems 2010
"Don't Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review" Anthology 2009
"Close Calls With Nonsense," by Stephen Burt, Graywolf 2009
Guest Poetry Editor:
Coeditor "Transformation" issue, www.qarrtsiluni.com 2008
"The Juror's Invitational," Artel Gallery, Pensacola Florida, April 16-May 31, 2013
"Drawn to New York," Invitational Exhibition, Lederer Gallery, State University of New York, Geneseo, January 25, 2009- March 12, 2010
"None of the Above: An Assembling," Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, October 2009
"Invitational Pencil & Paper Drawing Exhibition," Loyola University Gallery, New Orleans, LA, July -September 2008
Alligator Juniper Poetry Prize 2012
My chapbook, Omnivore, won the 3rd Annual Boom Chapbook Prize from Bateau Press 2009
available here: http://www.bateaupress.org
Omnivore selected as Editor's Chapbook Choice by The Aurorean Review
Winner, First Annual Dos Cosas Prize from Words and Images Journal 2009
Winner 2008 American Poet Prize from American Poetry Journal
Pushcart nomination from Blue Fifth Review 2009 for poem "Please"
Recent poetry published:
Shenandoah; Blackbird; The Paris Review Daily; The Seventh Quarry (Wales); Revival (Ireland);Tusculum Review; Crazyhorse; Zócalo, Slingshot; decomP; New Millennium; Prime Number; Poets & Artists (Oranges and Sardines); Verdad; Press 1; Epiphany; Denver Quarterly; The Nation; The Believer; Cloudbank; Epiphany: Prick of the Spindle; Riverwind; Salamander; Weary Blues Arts Journal (Ireland);The Furnace Review; Natural Bridge; Disquieting Muse Quarterly; Bolts of Silk (Scotland); Valparaiso Review; The Guidebook.org; Avatar; White Whale Review; 10th Anniversary Issue, Southern Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA; New Binary Press Anthology (Cork, Ireland); Pear Noir! ; The Economy Magazine, Redactions, Memorious, Innisfree, American Literary Review
Poetry forthcoming: A Public Space, Blue Mesa Review, Cordite (Australia), West Branch, Thrush, Tusculum, Innisfree