I Live Here Now Available Now, Another Rumpus Review, and More Songs of the Week

My chapbook I Live Here Now is now available from Lame House Press.    I just got my copies a few days ago.  Super excited!

Also, I wrote another music review for The Rumpus a few weeks about the Cass McCombs’ record Humor Risk.  You can read it here.  The next record I am going to write a review about is Angel Olsen’s Strange Cacti.

And, you can check out new Songs of the Week by Yotam Hadass, Angela Veronica Wong, and Jennifer H. Fortin.

I think that is it for now…oh! Stay tuned for the new POP (which will go live later this week) by Cynthia Arrieu-King, Sommer Browning, and Ana Bozicevic!

Upon My Return from Vermont Studio Center, New POP, and More Songs of the Week

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.

Self-Portrait.

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.

News & Notes

Why is September always better feeling then every other month??

Some things:

Claire Donato’s awesome POP essay is up for your reading pleasure.  Next week will bring us an essay by Mathias Svalina so definitely stay tuned for that.

LIT magazine is now accepting ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS! Amazing!  I’d like to give an extra special thanks to prose editor Mia Eaton for all her good work getting the software installed!  We seriously would not have been able to make the change without her!  So what are you waiting for?  Send us some poems.  Our fall reading period is officially open!

In other news, the awesome new journal Esque edited by Amy King and Ana Božičević officially launched today and I have a poem in it.  I’m in great company!

Also, I was one of five finalists for the Omnidawn Chapbook contest.  Pretty good bad news.  Omnidawn is going to run a feature about each of the finalists on their blog so I will keep you posted.

Other then that I say bring on the fall.  I have no idea what comes next but I guess I am ready for it.