Sunday, August 20, 2017

Alina Pleskova

Just want to draw your attention to the new chapbook from Alina Pleskova and her poems all findable here on her new website. Phenomenal poems and person.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Readings

For the past few years, if I'm asked to read somewhere, I ask if there will be more than one person of color. It's my responsibility to ask as a reader and your responsibility as a host to make sure that in a multiperson reading there is not one lone person of color. To quote Morgan Parker, if there are no people of color in your line up, "it doesn't make any goddamned sense."

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Fanzine

Thanks to Blake Butler for putting this poem in The Fanzine. It was inspired by the painting below, by Maurice de Vlaminck.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fact-Simile Magazine

Thanks Fact-Simile and the collection of work here in Fact-Simile Magazine. She asked certain folks to contribute to a special section dedicated to Divine Mother Energy and I'm flattered that the intro said they'd asked poets they go back to when they need nourishment were asked to contribute, including Danielle Pafunda, Michelle Taransky, Kim Gek Lin Short and others. Also wonderful new work by Davy Knittle, carolina maugeri, etc.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

World

Amazing treat from Kenji Liu and Angela Penaredondo: the Asian Pacific Islander issue of Poemeleon!! There's a lot to love here, and I encourage all to dig in, especially if you aren't familiar with new Asian or Pacific Islander poets.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Heir Apparent and other updates

Very glad to be in the new Volta under the Heir Apparent section. Amazed to be alongside Amy Lawless and Chris Cheney, Ben Mirov and Bin Ramke, Ronaldo Wilson who I saw do a phenomenal reading in LA last year, Fanny Howe and more. It's here.

Glad to be coming to the end of spring: have had great readings in New York City, Brooklyn, Princeton Public Library, and Win Win Cafe with Nicole Steinberg, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Amy Lawless, Becca Klaver, Aisya Wadud, Cat Doty, Geneva Chao, Gabby Garcia, Rosebud Ben-Oni, etc. I am not always in outdoor public mode, but these readings helped a sense of feeling a dark mood and feeling, also, invisible. Thanks for helping with that. Special thanks to World Above organizer Emari DiGiorgio and founder Aubrey Rahab for letting me read at their series in Atlantic City and the very kind surprise of being introduced by our student Jade Fleming. Jade is a fabulous writer, spontaneous, lyric, and deep.

I continue to do the marketing and final work on the last poems by Hillary Gravendyk and it should be out by the end of November 2017 in Omnidawn Press' POCKET POETRY series. I'll be touring on the West Coast and the East Coast for that and there will be a reading at Penn with some of Hillary's family in February 2018. More details soon.

Last news for now is that I was feeling like instead of going to a formal residency in the United States, I would like to travel to the places I've always wanted to go and find residencies there. Looking very forward to traveling to Iceland and the Gullkistan residency for the month of July. Here's a photo of it below and an article that appeared in Hyperallergic by Ben Valentine about the place I'm going. Kenny will stay in Kentucky.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Soluble Hour

I'm hard at work with Omnidawn doing the marketing and design work for Hillary Gravendyk's book of poems The Soluble Hour. This is an incredible collection of poems by the author of Harm and The Naturalist. If anyone would like to review this book, please feel free to drop me a line at arrieuking on gmail with a mailing address. Thank you!

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