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.
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, as usual, but at least complete. I have listed all of the poets along with the host. The event is added to my Recordings archive page as well.
Host: Jeanne Heuving
Readers: Kazim Ali, Prageeta Sharma, Diana Arterian, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Woogee Bae, Quentin Baker, Amaranth Borsuk, Rebecca Brown, Amy Sara Carroll, Sarah Chavez, Ken Taylor, Richard Chiem, Kate Colby, Michael Cross, Zhang Er, C. R. Grimmer
Host: Amaranth Borsuk
Readers: Stefania Heim, Rae Armantrout, Jeanne Heuving, Ted Hiebert, Ever Jones, Douglas Kearney, Larissa Lai, Donato Mancini, Natalie Martinez, Nadine Maestas, Sarah Mangold, Joe Milutis, Robert Mittenthal, Paul Nelson, Aldon Nielsen, Katelyn Opegard, Bob Perelman
Host: Ted Hiebert
Readers: James Reed, Juan Carlos Reyes, Katie Schaag, Leonard Schwartz, Ada Smailbagovich, Danny Snelson, Ching-In Chen, Billie Swift, Monica de la Torre, Matthew Trease, Lesley Wheeler, Tyrone Williams, Deborah Woodard
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, a former collaborator during my time living in Phnom Penh, has begun collaborating with other writers and producing video poetry on his YouTube page. One of the latest works, titled “Poetry video BTB F002,” linked below, is a fine example of this new work. The Khmer recordings are matched with English subtitles.
Update: this title is now available as an eBook through Amazon.com.
Newly released. Limited run of chapbook Like salt. Like a spine. Handmade in Seattle. Created for release in Yangon, Myanmar in March 2019. Featuring poetry by Maung Day and myself. Translated between Burmese and English. Email me if you’d like to request a copy or have comments. Digital edition may be forthcoming (still undetermined).
Via Yellow Rabbits.
This is an older recording I just found floating around my desktop. It originally was recorded back in March.
Recorded on Sunday, 10/14/18 at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle.