Diaries up the river

Thanks to the folks who made it to the Up the River launch reading last week. It was a relatively good time. I sold a book.

UTR‘s issue 7 is now up online, and I have a short piece called “Dear Diary” in it. Check out the whole issue while you’re there.

Print copies of #7 are forthcoming, I’m told. I’ll keep you posted.

Reading(s) at 2019 Word Fest

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.

Restaurant Navona
289 New Scotland Avenue
Albany NY

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.

Rufous Salon Returns

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.

New poem at Rusty Truck

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.

Poem and a podcast

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.

 

 

Talk With ME (and me!)

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!