So Much Stuff! POP & SOW & Book Reviews & and an Interview.

So a lot of stuff has happened in the last few weeks.

Let’s see if I can remember everything in order.

First, Aphoria got reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail, which is pretty awesome.  It was a tough review though, and upon initially reading it I felt sort of badly!  My poor, little ego, etc.  But it isn’t a BAD review at all.  I was just feeling sensitive, etc. and now that I’ve had some time to think about it I feel okay.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and to the reviewer’s credit, he states that several times over. He is fair and I like that.  I don’t know, you read it and decide what to think.

But then this fun snapshot of me got posted over at Coldfront.  Steven Karl was nice enough to ask me some questions about Aphoria and about my writing and me in general.  It was nice to be asked!  I don’t often get asked my opinion of things so I was happy to talk a bit about Aphoria and editing and writing.

What else?  Then out of no where I saw that Aphoria was reviewed over at The Constant Critic. A nice surprise.  And a nice review.

As usual some more Songs of the Week by Lauren Russell, Laurie Filipelli, and Matt Runkle.  These are still a part of the Brooklyn Arts Press residency.  And I still have a few weeks left of BAP authors.  Not quite sure what I am going to do after that!  That isn’t exactly true.  I have a short Denver Quarterly residency lined up but after that…not sure yet!

Lucy Ives wrote an essay about Madonna for Poets off Poetry.  You can read that here.  Starting to pick up steam again for POP.  I sort of fell off there for a few months.  But I have some pretty great pieces lined up for the rest of the year.  Sasha Fletcher and Tanya Larkin and Dorianne Lux and Scott Pinkmountain.  Should be a pretty cool few months.

Also, I read for Couplet last week.  Here is a picture that Leah took.


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