New(ish) POP & Another Review for The Rumpus & Two Poems in Gesture & So Many Songs of the Week!

So, I guess it’s been a minute since I’ve done some updating here.

Where to begin?

I guess the first update is to call attention to the fact that Song of the Week celebrated it’s one year anniversary a few weeks ago!  That’s over 52 weeks of poets writing about songs!  The series is a lot of fun for me to curate.  I didn’t think that I would actually be able to do it once a week for a whole year and now it looks like I’m embarking on year two.  Since I last updated Song of the Week has published part 3 and part 4 of Matt Hart’s four part contribution, and pieces by Christy Crutchfield, Ben Kopel, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Gale Marie Thompson, Simon Turner, Stacy Szymaszek, and Paul Foster Johnson. The last two contributors are a part of The Poetry Project mini-residency going on right now.  So lots of Songs of the Week.  Here’s to another year.

Also, there is a new POP up now by Amish Trivedi about The Rolling Stones’ live record The Brussels Affair.

I recently had two poems published in Gesture Magazine, along side the likes of Amy Lawless and Lydia Davis!  You can check the issue out here.

And another review for The Rumpus about the Frankie Rose record Interstellar is up now.  You can read it here.

I recently bought this collection of poems by Lew Welch that was recently published by City Lights.  I basically bought the book because of this excerpt:

You can’t fix it.  You can’t make it go away
I don’t know what you’re going to do about it
But I know what I’m going to do about it.  I’m just
going to walk away from it.  Maybe
a small part of it will die if
I’m not around
feeding it anymore.

Intense, right?  It’s sort of like this song.  Which is sort of where I’m at right now.

 

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