WHERE THY DARK EYE GLANCES: QUEERING EDGAR ALLAN POE edited by Steve Berman
In this time of waning light and All Hallows Eve approaching, I’m thrilled to be a part of this POE-inspired collection. My contribution is a POEm.
I can still remember and hear so well my eleventh-grade English teacher, Ms. Wills, reading Poe’s “Bells” to us in class. That was probably the thing I remember second best about that year.
FLICKER AND SPARK
Regie Cabico and Brittany Fonte did an amazing job putting together this beautiful collection of contemporary queer spoken word and poetry, FLICKER AND SPARK! This is my first time being in the “oldest” category of writers in a book (I’m found in “Pre-Stonewall Poets” (born before 1970) – and I’m in good company!! ) – and the future’s illuminated with these brilliant generations speaking out behind us. Thanks for this superb gathering of tribesmen/women.
Look Inside on Amazon and buy here.
The OR Panthology
Thrilled to be here, in “OCELLUS RESEAU: The OR Panthology,” with some of my favorite people in the world … former teachers Sapphire, Lisa Jarnot, and L.S. Asekoff; former Brooklyn College classmates Ed Go, Michael Whalen, Melissa Christine Goodrum, Drew Baughman, Lena Sze, and Vicky Bond; other poets I admire like Sarah Sarai, Richard Pearse and Nicole Steinberg; and a host of poets I don’t know yet. Thanks to OTHER ROOMS PRESS for its continued support.
Other Rooms published my chapbook, ALARUM:, in 2007. You can order it here.
I had the honor to edit the Fall 2012 issue of Yellow Medicine Review and the quality of submissions I received was spectacular. The future of Native American literature is set strong before us, with many exciting emerging writers presented in this issue along with our literary predecessors, teachers, and heroes. Beautiful cover art “Four and a Half Acres and a Goat” by Joyce Bennink.
A wonderful review of the issue appeared in New Pages and can be read here.
The issue can be purchased here.
Visit Yellow Medicine Review website for more information on the journal.
A new poem,
“MANIFESTO – Mercury Retrograde,”
is online in a recent issue of Toe Good Poetry.
You can read it or listen to me read it here.
Thanks to Jerry Brunoe for including me in the Toe Good community.
Visit Toe Good Poetry.
There’s recent great work by Tiffany Midge and Kimberly Becker
on this site as well, also with audio!
But it’s more than a two-dimensional experience.
Visit Toe Good.
Who’s Yer Daddy?
Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners
Edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff
“A diverse and colorful anthology. This is the first major work to focus on accomplished writers, on the specific topic of their creative influences.”
—Jerry Rosco, author of Glenway Wescott Personally
So proud to be a part of this amazing anthology. I write about Kenward Elmslie and Tim Dlugos leading me to and through the New York School of Poetry. Below is a photo of Kenward and me in 2005 before going to the Pulitzer Prize luncheon.
INDIOS: Finding Medea in First Contact
Admittedly I’ve not had much experience as a book reviewer, and it’s especially intimidating to write about someone’s work who you admire as much as I do Linda Hogan’s. But this is a book, The Pulitzer Prize finalist’s 12th, I’m happy to help spread the word about.
In INDIOS, a Native woman incarcerated for allegedly killing her children (in a contemporizing the Medea myth into the time of first contact among Indigenous peoples of the Americans and the European colonists) delivers a direct address from prison. The reader participates in the book-length dramatic monologue as an interviewer visiting Indios in prison. You have the privileged seat to a master storyteller with a story both familiar and unexpected.
I’m linking the full review here: Modernizing the Myth