Poem-a-Day & Reading at WORD in Jersey City & New POP & New SOWs

Finally getting back on schedule since returning from AWP in Seattle last week.  I had a really great time.  I got to hear Mary Ruefle read (she was wonderful).  I got to go on a lovely hike that overlooked the Pugent Sound.  And most importantly, I got to take a break from life in NYC.

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Another awesome thing that happened last week is that a poem of mine was featured as the poem of the day for the Academy of American Poets.  You can read the poem here.  Big thanks to Alex Dimitrov!

Coldfront recently relaunched with it’s really sharp new design.  I didn’t realize that the site really needed a redesign until I saw the new one.  Isn’t that the way of it.  What a difference!

You can check out the latest POP by DJ Dolack here.  Also, new SOWs, this time a residency by Bloof Books, featuring pieces so far by Amanda Montei, Elisabeth Workman, and Hailey Higdon.  It is pretty awesome that this residency about lined up with AWP since I was able to meet a lot of Bloofies in Seattle.  I feel really luckily that my chapbook Sympathetic Nervous System found a home with Bloof.

Also, this Thursday, I am reading at WORD Bookstore in Jersey City.  It’s pretty amazing that Jersey City even has an independent bookstore (let alone a WORD) and I am really happy to be reading with some other local authors.  You can check out the Facebook invite here.  The reading starts at 7.30pm.  Maybe see you there?