Here’s a short list of confirmed dates for the first half of 2014, also updated on my Live Appearances page. Boston, Seattle, Iowa City, Chicago, and New York: I don’t want your love unless you know I am repulsive,and love me even as you know it…
2/14. Brookline, MA. BASH series. Brookline Booksmith. w/ Gillian Devereux, and J. Hope Stein.
2/27. Seattle, WA. AWP Conference. Ping Pong & Poetry Crush reading. The Butterfly Lounge. Other readers TBA.
3/15. Boston, MA. Mr. Hip Presents. UFORGE Gallery. Other performers TBA.
4/5. Iowa City, IA. Mission Creek Festival. Black Ocean & Third Man Records event. Other performers TBA.
6/14. Chicago, IL. Dollhouse Reading Series. w/ Carrie Olivia Adams, and Paige Ackerson-Kiely.
6/24. New York City, NY. New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, main stage. Other readers TBA.
I forgot to post this poem back on Thanksgiving, which is when I wrote it. But it’s good to practice gratitude every day, right? So here it is—full of remembering and the future tense…
Grateful for the exaltation
Of larks like leaves blowing
In the blue sky above
Me the wind roaring
With no voice to displace it
You’ll see you’ll see
Your breath in my mouth motionless as a star
We want heroes but we need authors.
I wrote a love poem to Clarice Lispector for Poetry Crush’s third annual Halloween feature, “10 Dead Poets (I would fuck).” You can read the whole supernatural orgy HERE.