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New Film, New Poems

This has been a good summer. The lovely Rust & Moth published three poems in their Autumn 2016 issue (up now). I made a short video for one of those poems, “Twilight,” which you can view below. One of the other poems, “We Are the Dearly Beloved,” was written after the wedding of my dear ...

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Bridge Poetry Series & the Rabbit God

Last Thursday night was the sixth Bridge Poetry Series reading, featuring several Wisconsin writers reading poems about a piece or pieces in the Chazen Museum of Art’s current exhibition. It was a great reading and, despite the deep blustery cold, well attended. I am a fan and frequent practitioner of ekphrastic poetry, so I was delighted ...

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On Sciomancy

Last night I had the great pleasure to take part in a group poetry reading sponsored by an organization called Eat Local::Read Local, run by two fantastic UW-Milwaukee students. During my set I read a poem called “Sciomancy” from Photographing Eden. I selected that because at the recent AWP conference in Seattle I went to ...

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“Circus Circus” Discussed Over at Great Writers Steal

So I was fortunate enough to have a poem of mine, “Circus Circus,” looked at by Kenneth Nichols of Great Writers Steal. It’s a terrific site that examines works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for exemplary techniques within those works that might be utilized by other writers. Here’s a good post on Flannery O’Connor

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Next Big Thing

I’ve been happily tagged in this Next Big Thing self-interview series by the wonderful Maggie Smith. (Not to be confused with this Maggie Smith.) What is the working title of your manuscript?
 Collapse, Collapse. Or maybe, Radiation King. What genre does it fall under? Poetry (Unless you’re an agent: then it’s a novel). Where did ...