Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Updates



September 5 at 6PM at Kelly Writer's House in Philly, I have the pleasure of reading with some of the amazing writers that contributed to the anthology Who Will Speak for America, edited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin. More details when they become available.

Also, the amazing poetry summer series We (Too) are Philly has put together a poetry sampler edited by Raena Shifali of poetry by people of color. Find it here.

So grateful to Cleveland State University for choosing Continuity as a finalist for their book competition. Lots of wonderful peers and friends in company with me there.

I have poems out this summer in the new jubilat, Crazyhorse, Bennington Review, and will have three poems in BOMB Online towards the end of summer. Thanks to those editors!

My fall book, Futureless Languages is with the editors as is the spring book, Continuity. Very excited to be putting out what is a kind of "double album". Hope you will celebrate the books coming out this fall or spring.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Updates



Throwback photo to me in Laugarvatn Iceland in July 2017. What an amazing time.

I'm reading at Dahlek in Philadelphia on June 20th with Diana Arterian at 7PM.

This summer I'm working on final edits for Continuity (Octopus 2019) and Futureless Languages (working title) (Radiator Press 2018). Excited to have new work to share.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Readings for Hillary Gravendyk's The Soluble Hour

May 16th in Chicago, Michael Robins, who has been a lovely champion of Hillary's poems and some of his fellow Chicagoan poets Ruben Quesada, Jennifer Scappettone, Valerie Wallace and I will be reading Hillary's poems at City Lit Books. Hillary´s former student the poet S, Brook Corfman will also be reading.

May 19th in Los Angeles: Please get in touch with me if you knew Hillary and want to be part of this reading. It will be at Poetic Research Bureau at 7:30 PM.


May 20th in Seattle: There will be a reading at Hugo House at 4PM. Hillary grew up near Seattle and went to school there, and her friend Rebecca Hoogs will be introducing several readers including Ryan E. Burt and Jeanne Heuving. Rae Armantrout will also read. Books for sale from Open Books: A Poem Emporium.


May 20th in Denver: I'll be reading from Hillary's book and from my own work alongside Serena Chopra and Brian Foley at a house reading. You're welcome to write me and find out details.

Thanks for supporting this book, continuing to support this book, supporting its readers, and Hillary´s family.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Magician


The Magician from Kate Greenstreet on Vimeo.

Didn't remember this was on-line until a friend posted it to my timeline on Facebook today. Kate and Max Greenstreet and I had a special time that day talking about our fathers and the things they taught us. I think this must have been 2010. I recommend all the other Kicking Wind videos and poem videos.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter Updates

Just want to update everyone on the dates for the readings for The Soluble Hour. I promised Rusty at Omnidawn that I would take this book around and share it with everyone, but it is really important that if anyone out there wants to come help remember Hillary and read poems with us at these readings, to please get in touch with me. Would be wonderful for her friends to be gathered together as much as possible.




May 16th in Chicago, Michael Robins, who has been a lovely champion of Hillary's poems and some of his fellow Chicagoan poets Ruben Quesada, Jennifer Scappettone, Valerie Wallace and I will be reading Hillary's poems at City Lit Books. Hillary´s former student the poet S, Brrok Corfman will also be reading.


May 19th in Los Angeles: Please get in touch with me if you knew Hillary and want to be part of this reading. It will be at Poetic Research Bureau at 7:30 PM.


May 20th in Seattle: There will be a reading at Hugo House at 4PM. Hillary grew up near Seattle and went to school there, and her friend Rebecca Hoogs will be introducing several readers including 
Ryan E. Burt and Jeanne Heuving. Rae Armantrout will also read. Books for sale from Open Books: A Poem Emporium.


May 20th in Denver: I'll be reading with Serena Chopra and Brian Foley at a house reading and you are welcome to be in touch to find out where it is.

Thanks for supporting this book, continuing to support this book, supporting its readers, and Hillary´s family.


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At the end of 2017 I had two poems published in POETRY. I'm very glad to be in this magazine and appreciate my friends supporting and cheering me on when they saw it come out. What I didn't expect was that somewhere in Canada, at the Green Valley School in Manitoba that a fifth grade teacher named Ken Peters would teach his students one of my poems and then ask me to Skype with his class. It was so much fun to get to hear from them and think through some things about poetry together. I also got to show them Kenny, which I must say seemed the beginning of some really big excitement. They also sent me letters!!!! and I'm so proud to know a little more about Manitoba and the fun stuff people do there. You all have a really great teacher, too!


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I was also very humbled to be included in the Poets for Puerto Rico reading at the ICA museum here in Philadelphia back on December 17th. What an incredible reading!! The room was on fire! People sang and intoned and celebrated each other. Click here to donate to this amazing cause, helping farmers recover from Hurricane Maria.


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Supposed to read for Charmed Instruments 2/22 and read for Sitting Room Series by Alina Pleskova.

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Soluble Hour by Hillary Gravendyk is now available!

The last poems of Hillary Gravendyk, The Soluble Hour, is now available from Omnidawn Books as part of its POCKET SERIES. You can buy the book here.





Anyone who knew Hillary and would like to participate in any of the readings scheduled to remember her and celebrate her poems should be in touch with me. Here is an updated schedule for the readings:


2017


Oct 20 Reading at Moe’s in San Francisco, Erica Lewis and Omnidawn Authors
Oct 26 Cynthia Arrieu-King at University of Pittsburgh with other alumni, Jonathan Moody, Stacey Waite and Brandon Som. I will read poems by Hillary in my set. 7PM Gold Room, University Club.


Nov 3 Poet’s House Reading for Omnidawn's Fall Book Authors. 7PM


2018


February 1, 6PM: A reading at University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writer’s House.

mid-May Chicago with Michael Robins, et al.
mid-May Denver
mid-May Poetic Research Bureau Los Angeles
May 20th Hugo House in Seattle

Thank you!


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