100 Thousand Poets for Change—and You

September 19, 2011

What will you be doing this Saturday, September 24, 2011? How about taking part in what’s billed as the biggest poetry event in history? 100 Thousand Poets for Change is the unifying force behind the widely diverse and decentralized endeavors to take place on September 24. Some 600 events in 450 cities and 95 countries […]

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Review and Poems in Wild Goose Poetry Review

August 19, 2011

Two of my poems (“The Feeder” and “Pie at 3 AM”) and a review of my chapbook How Language Is Lost appear in the summer 2011 issue of Wild Goose Poetry Review, a quarterly online journal of poetry, reviews, and poetry-related news, edited by the prolific, generous, indefatigable Scott Owens. Since it’s an online journal, […]

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Carrboro Poetica on the Radio

August 3, 2011

On July 25, I read on Carolina Book Beat, along with the other members of Carrboro Poetica, a bi-monthly poetry critique group. Co-hosted by Audrey J. Layden and Paul Nagy co-host, Carolina Book Beat airs on WCOM, a community radio station tucked in a tiny building in downtown Carrboro. An MP3 recording of the hour-long […]

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Raleigh Review Workshop with Laux and Millar

June 6, 2011

Memorial Day weekend I attended the Raleigh Review‘s first workshop in its Writers’ House series. The Raleigh Review is new—volume 1 (2010-2011) just came out at the beginning of this year, and volume 2 is due out early in 2012—but the board and staff, which include poets Rob Greene, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, come with […]

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How Language Is Lost Unveiled

May 24, 2011

Last Tuesday I attended the Emrys Annual Meeting at the beautiful Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC (Who knew that Greenville has a museum row? Presumably lots of folks, just not I.) As part of the program, I read from the just unveiled How Language Is Lost, published by Emrys Press. Jeff Cobb posted video […]

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Excellent Afternoon at the Nâzım Hikmet Poetry Festival

April 18, 2011

Yesterday I attended the third annual Nâzım Hikmet Poetry Festival. It was a wonderful afternoon and evening of poetry, Turkish music, Turkish food, and comraderie. The event showed that North Carolina poetry is thriving–and being enriched by poetry from beyond its borders. I attended last year for the first time, as one of ten winners […]

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Thomas Lux on the Cusp of Poetry Month

April 1, 2011

Thomas Lux read at the Craft Center in the basement of Thompson Hall on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh Wednesday night, and I was glad to be in attendance. He read mostly newer things, including “Dead Horse,” which can be read on the American Academy of Poets’ Poets.org Web site. In […]

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A Sense-full Approach to Learning

December 1, 2009

Up to your shoulder inside a cow, you feel the hot heavy squeeze of her, but I’ll never forget my startled delight the first time I withdrew my hand slowly and felt the cow’s muscles contract and release one after another, like a row of people shaking hands with me in a receiving line. A […]

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