Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ode to Woodworm, a poem published today in Riverbabble

Riverbabble 17 has a new issue with the theme of desire. Some familiar names such as Heather Fowler, P.J. Blount, Rafael and Jesús González share the pages with me and my poem Ode to Woodworm.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saturday Midnight to Sunday 2 AM

I will be on the air with Jordan Rich, WBZ Newsradio 1030 AM from Boston.

I'll be talking about my favorite books (mine included). This is a huge AM station so I hope you can tune in. Here's the link

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Next reading, Baltimore, Md, Sat 6/19, 5 PM

Saturday, June 19, 2010
5:00pm - 6:00pm
 Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street, Hampden (Baltimore), MD

I'll be reading with Laura Ellen Scott, Curtis Smith and Bill Black

Laura Ellen Scott teaches fiction writing to undergraduates at George Mason University, and in 2009-2010 published 19 short stories in print and online, including work selected for The Wigleaf Top Fifty and Barrelhouse magazine's Futures issue. Her work was nominated for Dzanc's Best of the Web 2010 anthology twice, and she is currently Fiction editor of Prick of the Spindle.

Bill Black's work has appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, The Black Warrior Review, Short FICTION, and elsewhere. He has taught literature and creative writing at Western Washington University, Ohio University, and The Johns Hopkins University, and is currently Writer-in-Residence at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. He a founding Co-Director of the Pages & Places Book Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Curtis Smith's stories and essays have appeared in over 60 literary journals and have been cited by The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Spiritual Writing. Press 53 has released his last two story collections (THE SPECIES CROWN and BAD MONKEY); Casperian Books has published his last two novels (SOUND AND NOISE and TRUTH OR SOMETHING LIKE IT). This fall, Sunnyoutside will publish his essay collection, THE AGNOSTIC'S PRAYER.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dire Literary Series, 6/4/10, Cambridge, Ma.

Dire Literary Series June 4

Date: Friday, June 4, 2010
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Out of the Blue Art Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge, ma
For more info http://www.direreader.com/

Open mic followed by features Joanna Smith Rakoff, Michelle Hoover and Ben Mazer

Joanna Smith Rakoff has written for The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Vogue, O: The Oprah Magazine, and other publications. She holds a B.A. from Oberlin College; an M.A. from University College, London; and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She lives in New York with her husband and son.

Michelle Hoover teaches writing at Boston University and Grub Street and

has published fiction in Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, and Best New American Voices, among others. She has been a Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference scholar, the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and in 2005 the winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction. She was born in Ames, Iowa, the granddaughter of four longtime farming families.

Ben Mazer's poems appear frequently in international periodicals, including Fulcrum, Harvard Review, Salt, Verse, Jacket, Boston Review, Agenda, and The Wolf. His previous full-length collection is White Cities (Barbara Matteau Editions, 1995), and he is also the author of January 2008 (Dark Sky Books, 2010), which is published simultaneously with this volume. His chapbooks include Johanna Poems (Cy Gist Press, 2007) and The Foundations of Poetry Mathematics (Cannibal Books, 2008). He is the editor of Selected Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (Harvard University Press, 2010), Everything Preserved: Poems 1955-2005 by Landis Everson (Graywolf Press, 2006), and a forthcoming edition of the poetry and prose of John Crowe Ransom.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Poems in The Somerville News

My association with Doug Holder and The Somerville News is no secret, yet I realize Doug and the paper put their necks out there when they give space for my work. Here's a poem of mine which appeared in their 6/2 print addition (it can be seen at the bottom of the page).