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Pandemic Poems

Three issues of pandemic poetry are now online via North of Oxford.

I have three poems in the first issue.

One

Two

Three

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Two New Reviews in Rain Taxi

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!

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New Poetry from Myanmar

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.

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New Recording: Sherwin Bitsui with Elee Kraljii Gardiner at Hugo House

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

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New Recording: A Scribe Called Quess?

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:

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Poetry Recording: The 2020 MLA Offsite Reading

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.

Part 1 Recording

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

Part 2 Recording

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

Part 3 Recording

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

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New Review: Rauan Klassnik’s A SLOW BOILING BEACH

Now up to be read etc on North of Oxford, a review of Klassnik’s new collection, A SLOW BOILING BEACH.

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New Video Poetry: Chheangly Yeng

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.

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New Work from Sandra Moussempes: Vox Museum

A new album of ambient, highly-poetic music is now out by the French multidisciplinary artist Sandra Moussempes. Vox Museum, which features remixes from Black Sifichi, is some of Sandra’s most impressive and iconic work to date. A sample track, “Sweetie’s diary,” is here:

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New Audio Recording: Nathaniel Mackey and Marty Ehrlich at Hugo House

Nathaniel Mackey and Marty Ehrlich perform at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, WA
Full recording, including one encore.

A recording of the poet and musician, performing at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle on 9/22/19.

More info on the event can be found here.

Full audio recording download: .wav

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New Release and eBook: Like salt. Like a spine.

Book cover of Like salt. Like a spine. by Maung Day and Greg Bem.

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).

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New Review: Glimmerglass Girl by Holly Lyn Walrath

Via Yellow Rabbits.

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New Recording: Tyehimba Jess via Seattle Arts and Lectures

This is an older recording I just found floating around my desktop. It originally was recorded back in March.

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New Recording: Leonard Schwartz and Zhang Er at Elliott Bay Book Company

Recorded on Sunday, 10/14/18 at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle.

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New Euro Poems: Unkillable and Saunas

Written about the European trip I took with my mother in June, 2018.