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Monday, June 09, 2014

A visual interview

South Carolina gets a fond farewell over at the Triangle. See pictures of the old house.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Dustbowl's First Review

 Thanks to Paul Scott Stanfield and Ploughshares for The Dustbowl's first review. A taste of it is below.

If one were to fall asleep some afternoon having just learned that John Steinbeck published The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (an adaptation of Malory) as well as The Grapes of Wrath, and then dream a braided dream of Okies pursuing the Holy Grail, and were Godard then to edit that dream, one would have something a little like this book’s title poem.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

6:30 on Thursday

I’m reading with Paul Arrand Rodgers this Thursday (4/10) at the Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia. I’ll be launching The Dustbowl, reading from The Louisiana Purchase, and, for the first time, trying to publicly speak some poems from Iron Lung. If you are in Athens, come by, hear some poems, and share a pint or two after. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


A few poetry things in December. An interview with Marcus Slease is up here. Also, if you look to the right sidebar, there is The Dustbowl. Some poems from Iron Lung will make their way to OmniVerse this summer. I think the manuscript is beginning to look a lot like Tom Raworth's card he sent out today.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Nikolai Duffy reviews TLP

Thanks to Nikolai Duffy for this review at the Literateur

Sunday, October 06, 2013

a few updates

The Conversant wing of The Volta has begun to publish my transatlantic interview series, “The Slow Boat”. First up was Johan de Wit. You can see the interview here. An interview with Marcus Slease is ongoing and will be published in December. Shearsman accepted The Dustbowl for publication. It will be out in March. I’m also neck deep in a new poetry series, Iron Lung.  Excited about all of these goings on. 

Sunday, March 03, 2013

News In the New Year

I’ve been interviewed a few times recently. Amber Lee posed the questions at Necessary Fiction and J.A. Tyler asked different questions at Monkeybicycle. In other news, Nate Friedman explored The Louisiana Purchase at CutBank. Thanks to each.

I also just got my hands on Dear World & Everyone in It. Thank you to Nathan Hamilton for this anthology and for including me in it, Dear World and Everyone.