“Stop Doing That” published by Broadsided

The broadside of my poem “Stop Doing That” has just been published today by Broadsided. The poem has been wonderfully illustrated by Amy Meissner, an artist and illustrator who lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

The broadside is available as a free downloadable pdf from Broadsided HERE, where you can also read short interviews with Amy and me.

If you’re not familiar with Broadsided, since 2005 they’ve paired up writers with visual artists to create broadsides which are published online, one a month, as pdfs and which people all across the country (and beyond) download, print, and post in the streets or anywhere. The name for anyone who distributes a Broadsided piece is a Vector. All you have to do is print out a Broadsided publication and post it somewhere. Then, if you wish, you can email Broadsided to let them know where you’ve put it (and maybe take a picture of it) so they can put your town/city on the Vector map.

On a personal note, if anyone posts my Broadsided poem, my head will explode. In a good way.

I’m going to be Broadsided (and I love it)

Got the wonderful news the other day that I’m to be Broadsided. If you’ve never heard of this press, they pair up writers with visual artists to create broadsides which are published online, one a month, as pdfs and which people all across the country (and beyond) download, print, and post in the streets or anywhere. Next August my poem “Stop Doing That,” first published in Poet Lore, will be Broadsided. I’m excited to see what an artist does with the poem. Meanwhile, check out the broadsides already made (they’ve been going since 2005) and perhaps print out a few and stick them up in your neighborhood? Anyone can become a Vector (their name for people who post their broadsides.) Cool, eh?

Some of my favorite broadsides include:
* “Aphasia” by Dorianne Laux
* “Epithalamion” by G.C. Waldrep
* “In Our Time” by Ilya Kaminsky
* “Mooring Stones” by Paula Carter