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.

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