After LIT, A Whole Bunch of Poetry Readings, and Boog City

Well, the LIT 19 launch party came and went.  I am super proud of this issue and am happy that my friends and peers came to support the journal and me.  It ended up being an emotional night for me.  A friend who I was hoping to come did not, but another friend who I wasn’t expecting to come did.  I guess that is just the way the universe balances itself and reminds you to put your love towards people and things that are capable of returning it.  Gestures of love.  I am learning to be more selective with mine.

Me taking a photo of the crowd:

Some examples of love:

Also, I’m going to be reading three times in the next month and a half.  Too many readings if you ask me, but it’s been said that one should never turn down a reading, so there you have it.

I’m reading for the Perfect Sense Reading Series this Wednesday, February 23 at 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe with Mariya Gusev, Abby Sugar, and Ocean Voung.  Admission is $7 but that includes one free drink, which considering this place is in the West Village, that pricing sort of works out.

Then on Sunday, March 6 from 6-8pm I will be reading for Douglas Piccinnini’s CROWD reading series.  The reading happens at Cafe Orwell from 6-8pm.  I will be reading with Zachary Schomburg, Jesse Lichtenstein, and Sampson Starkweather.  I am skipping yoga for this reading.  Enough said.

And then, I will be reading on Friday, March 25 at Goodbye Blue Monday for the Stain series.  Details to follow.

Also I have a poem in this issue of the Boog City paper.  It’s a shortie but still exciting!  The paper itself exists in real life at some places downtown but is also available via this PDF.

Okay, that’s it for now!

Happy (Poetry) 2010.

Hey now.

It’s 2010.

New year, new decade, etc.

I guess it means what you make it.

That said, things are on the up and up over here.

I recently found out that Greying Ghost Press will be publishing my chapbook Office Work.  It is my first chapbook and I am positively beaming about it.  Some poems from said chapbook are forthcoming from Free Verse.   Greying Ghost also accepted manuscripts from Paige Taggart and Sampson Starkweather.  Exciting to be in such good company!

In other news, Sommer Browning has posted a recording of the reading I did for her Multifarious Array Series a few weeks ago.  You can get the direct link to the audio here.

Then there was this good-bad news from Alice James Books.

Did I mention that I went to see City & Colour last weekend?  Here’s the song he opened with:

Oh, and I am happy to be reading for The Stain of Poetry Series at Goodbye Blue Monday on Friday, March 26.  Will check in with more information on that soon.

Oh, and maybe that journal that I edit will come out sometime this century and we’ll have a party and everyone will have lots of fun…

Until we meet again.