New Work!

Kyle Marler of Flatsitter, an AV artist collective which specializes in virtual environments, was kind enough to solicit a poem from me for his P/P/E series in response to our current crisis. Please check it out! I’ll include the full text of the poem below:

Pandemic

The world has become
contagious with us.
The parade passing on Queen St.
paused, still. The confetti
now litter. Our president broadcasts
from his snowglobe to assert:
we will never run out of masks.
Poor pharaohs, we
wrap ourselves in toilet paper;
our servants wear surgical gloves
in this new afterlife
where everything’s remade
more imaginary
and more real.

 

All Black Lawrence Titles Now 50% Off!

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My press, Black Lawrence, is offering 50% off all of their books! Including…cough…mine. But there are some many other great authors with books on this press, including fellow Midwesterner Ruth WilliamsFlatlands. And, if you order now, I will honor my original book promotion from 2018. Purchase a copy, and post a picture of your favorite poem to Facebook, tag me, and I’ll happily post a video of me reading the poem for you!

Order your book here!

Reading at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City

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I’ll be reading in Iowa City Friday, January 31st with Amanda Auerbach, who’ll be reading from her new book What Need Have We for Such as We. This reading will be a bit of a homecoming for me. The reading starts at 7pm, but I’ll be there earlier in the cafe, having a few beers to get my nerves up. Feel free to say hello before the reading.  If you’re able,  RSVP to the Facebook invite here.