A post on the current state of poetry in Myanmar has been published in Poetry NW. This follows a brief exchange with Maung Day prior to his ducking into hiding and the cutting off of internet in the country. I’m grateful to Bill Carty for working with me on this piece–to bring light to the… Continue reading Coverage of Poetry in Myanmar
I’m excited to have received a copy of the latest Rain Taxi in my mailbox this weekend. The Spring 2021 issue features two book reviews concerning the poetry of the Serbian poet Marija Knežević (Breathing Technique, from Zephyr Press), and the Spanish Agustín Fernández Mallo (Pixel Flesh, Cardboard House Press). You can order a copy… Continue reading Two Reviews in the Latest Physical Rain Taxi
A very large group of poets across Myanmar have collected their voices in a single video embedded below. The link follows the death of K Za Win, and the oppression of many other poet activists and activists generally in the country over the last several months following the military coup. All of this strikes me… Continue reading A Video Montage from the Protests in Myanmar
All the Useless Things Are Mine, featuring poetry by Thomas Walton and etchings/drawings by Douglas Miller, is an exquisite book, and I’m pleased that my review of it is now up at North of Oxford.
Three issues of pandemic poetry are now online via North of Oxford. I have three poems in the first issue. One Two Three
Two of my latest reviews are now in the print edition of Rain Taxi, now available for purchase. Earth by Hannah Brooks-Motl Codex by Joshua Lew McDermott Both are excellent books. Please consider reading them and reading what I wrote about them!
I’m excited to relay that my friend Maung Day’s short prose poems have found a home at the magazine for Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Transpacific Literary Project. “There are cities in his scabs: Prose poems” can be read in their mystery and mystification here.
On January 31, 2020, Sherwin Bitsui with Elee Kraljii Gardiner read at the Richard Hugo House and I had the pleasure of listening from the front row. Below are the tracks from this event, which included a conversation/Q&A after each poet read. Part 1: Elee Part 2: Sherwin Part 3: Conversation
From the January 17, 2020 event at Seattle Town Hall: A Scribe Called Quess?: Dismantling the Colonial Legacy. Learn more about Quess at his website. Nikkita Oliver performed poetry and interviewed Quess after the talk. The recording (MP3) is 101 minutes:
The 2020 MLA Offsite Reading, which featured mostly poetry, occurred at Town Hall Seattle yesterday. There were many readers, and most of them read for 2 minutes or less. The event was broken into three parts, with three hosts. The recording, which I made happen with my new H6, is below. Audio is minimally edited,… Continue reading Poetry Recording: The 2020 MLA Offsite Reading
Now up to be read etc on North of Oxford, a review of Klassnik’s new collection, A SLOW BOILING BEACH.
Cambodian poet Chheangly Yeng has begun collaborating with other writers and producing video poetry on his YouTube page.
A new album of ambient, highly-poetic music is now out by the French multidisciplinary artist Sandra Moussempes.
A recording of the poet and musician, performing at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle on 9/22/19.
New Release: Like salt. Like a spine.