My third chapbook I Live Here Now is available for pre-order from Lame House Press now! I’m really glad that these poems have found such an awesome home. Thank you Gina Myers!
A while ago I had three poems published in EOAGH but I think I forgot to tell you. You can go here to read them. It is a massive issue and I’m pleased to have some of my poems be included. Thanks to Tim Peterson!
Also, my poem “The Boat to Shore is Still Arriving at Shore” was the poem of the day for Indigest last week. You can hear it here. Thanks to Dustin Luke Nelson and all the guys at InDigest!
And, more Songs of the Week by Steven Karl and Rob MacDonald.
My friend Alice gave me the Sean Rowe album Magic for Christmas and I love, love, love it. It’s been a while since I’ve loved an album. Here is one of my favorites:
Well, it’s been about a week since I’ve been back from the Vermont Studio Center. It was kind of a tough week, re-entering, going back to work, etc. I was at VSC for two weeks and it was a pretty amazing experience. I have never done anything like VSC before. There is truly something to be said about having time to let your brain breathe, to come to creativity. And about not being in New York. Here are some photos.
Peace through Culture.
My sleeping room.
My sleeping house.
My studio. Outside that window there is a river.
Here is the river.
This the the building my studio is in.
The Red Mill, where the dining hall is.
A morning walk.
An afternoon walk.
A snowing morning.
Wisdom found in one of the artist’s studios.
Being at VSC is something I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to experience and hope it will inform future decisions in my life.
In other news, the new Poets off Poetry is up now featuring a collaborative piece by Travis Nichols and Paul Killebrew. You can read the essay here. Next month brings us another collaborative piece by three lovely ladies: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Sommer Browning, and Ana Božičević!
Also, more Songs of the Week you should know about by: Lily Ladewig, Allen Edwin Butt, Jillian Weise, and Mathias Svalina.
Even though it was a rough week transitioning back to my everyday responsibilities, I did get to go on a wonderful date to see an evening of the Merce Cunningham Legacy Tour at BAM. Here is an excerpted video of BIPED from 1999, one of the pieces we saw at BAM. I don’t know much about dance but found myself enthralled.