It’s April, so it’s time for the Albany Word Fest. This year, it’s an 8-day event, with readings, open mics, slams, and even a book sale at a farmer’s market.
The seventh issue of Up the River, the annual lit mag from Albany Poets, is being released during Word Fest. I have something in the newest issue, and there’s going to be a launch party on Wednesday, April 19, 2019. I’ll be reading there, along with some of the other contributors to the issue. Come listen and pick up a copy of #7. The details:
Up the River, Issue Seven Launch
Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
289 New Scotland Avenue
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2337283043223742/
I’ll also be stopping by the Readings Against the End of the World open mic on Friday, April 12. Probably reading a bit around 9 p.m.
Almost a decade ago, I had a few poems published with this journal based in Sweden called Rufous Salon. They did an online thing, and they also published a handful of print anthologies.
The editors, Jenny Enochsson and Ande Enochsson, just recently brought Rufous Salon back to life. They were nice enough to invite me to share some work. So I did.
You can read a new poem, “Evidence,” on the site as of today. Take a look, and scroll around to read some of the other interesting work from contributors around the world.
Hey, folks. It’s been…a while. But here’s a new poem, up today at Rusty Truck: “They say.”
I’ve had stuff on Rusty Truck in the past you might want to check out.
And take a few minutes to read the rest of the poems posted today too. Mather Schneider’s always a favorite of mine, as is Kevin Ridgeway. Stay tuned for information on a project Kevin and I have in the works, by the way.
It’s April, so that means it’s Albany Word Fest time again, the week-long series of poetry and spoken word events. I’m doing my poetry shtick this Friday evening at the Readings Against the End of the World, a 24-hour-long event that benefits the South End Children’s Cafe in Albany. I’m scheduled to read at 8:40 p.m. Here are the details:
Readings Against the End of the World
Friday, April 20, 2018
7 p.m. start time (I’m on at 8:40 p.m.)
Husted Hall Cafe, UAlbany Downtown Campus
135 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
This is always a good time. I’ll be reading a whole bunch of stuff, including some new ones for a project my buddy Kevin Ridgeway hinted about in this interview. Hope to see some familiar faces there.
Thank you to the Pens to Paper club at the Guilderland High School for inviting me to visit them yesterday. I had a good time talking to everyone about the writing and publishing process. The lemonade and cookies were pretty good, too. Thanks also to club president Cassandra for the fancy-shmancy notebook.
If you have a writing group of some sort that might like to hear me ramble sometime, get in touch. I also do children’s birthday parties and bat mitvahs.*
Hi, Internet. Long time no talk.
I have some new poems in Misfit Magazine you might want to check out.
“Black Dog” and “Let it kill you” are included in issue #23, which also includes great work from folks like Kevin Ridgeway, Brenton Booth, and Claire Scott, among others. You should give the whole issue a look, really. Good stuff.
Pretty sure I’m gonna use this as my “author photo” from now on.
Not sure why this one slipped by me, but I had a new poem up at Your One Phone Call in the middle of April. It’s called “Knockout.”
In other news, I also recently sat in on the first episode of the new “Talking to Poets” podcast put out by Albany Poets. I don’t say much, but if you listen carefully, you can hear me making fun of Mary Panza at one point or another.
Another poem went up at In Between Hangovers today. This one’s called “Make a Wish.”
In case you missed it, I had a really short one up a couple weeks ago at the same place. That one was called “Lisa Says.”
This morning I interviewed with Marcia Epstein for her Talk With ME radio show. We talked about poetry, fiction, parenting, Tr**p (I know, I know, he’s unavoidable these days), and more, and I read a handful of poems. It was a pretty fun hour.
The show with me is scheduled to air this Tuesday, March 14, at 5 p.m. Central time (that’s 6 for us New Yawkers) through the radio station LawrenceHits.
After that, the show will be available as a podcast you can check out anytime via iTunes or Google Play Music.
Thanks again to Marcia for having me!
Here’s a very short new poem that just went up at In Between Hangovers. It’s called “Lisa Says” (yet another in the occasional series “poems I titled after Velvet Underground songs”). I’m expecting another one up at IBH in a couple weeks, so check back soon for more.