“Setting Things Around Me Free” in Red Paint Hill

My poem “Setting Things Around Me Free” has been published today online in Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal issue 10. It’s another collaborative prose poem in the series I’ve been writing with Dustin Nightingale. There’s audio of us reading the poem. We tried something different this time and each read it separately. I recorded Dustin reading over the phone. He asked me to put phone noises at the start of his version so people would know. It’s a beautiful issue as always packed with fantastic poetry and we’re jazzed to be a part of it — thank you Editor Stephanie Bryant Anderson and the whole Red Paint Hill Publishing crew!

Read and listen to the poem HERE.

“Our Beautiful Life When It’s Filled with Shrieks” (w/ Audio) at Rattle.com

Hi friends. My poem “Our Beautiful Life When It’s Filled with Shrieks” — a finalist for the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize and published in issue 50 — has been posted today at Rattle.com for all to read. Go HERE to read the poem in full.

You can also listen to me perform the poem at a live reading I gave at The Downtown Writer’s Center here in Syracuse last October.

Thanks again Timothy Green and the rest of the Rattle crew!

“Our Beautiful Life When It’s Filled with Shrieks” on KUSP’s The Poetry Show

Hi friends. My poem “Our Beautiful Life When It’s Filled with Shrieks” — a finalist for the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize — was recently featured on KUSP’s The Poetry Show in Santa Cruz, CA. Host Dennis Morton reads a selection of work from Rattle Issue 50, including a delightful rendition of my poem around minute 24. The last half of the show features samplings from a CD of contemporary Scottish poetry. You can stream or download the episode HERE.

Crab Creek Review

I’m delighted to have received my contributor’s copy of the fall issue of Crab Creek Review, which contains my poem “You Can Keep Your Employee of the Month Award” — in addition to so much great poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Thanks so much again Martha Silano, Ronda Broatch, and Jenifer Browne Lawrence!

To celebrate, I’ve uploaded to SoundCloud audio of me reading this poem at The Downtown Writer’s Center’s 2015 August Occasion in Clinton, NY.

Listen to the poem HERE.