Emergency Poetry Reading!

Another poet can’t make with the poetry, so join me for emergency poetry in Milwaukee. Save the day with me for poetry’s sake! Monday, January 8. Complete details below.

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Return to the Gathering Place of the Waters: 47 Milwaukee Poets

Here is the original volume side by side with the 34 years later sequel. This time, myself and 46 other Milwaukee poets are rendered in this volume. You can pre-order a copy here, otherwise join us for the release event at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 25.

Reciting: Lying in a Hammock…

I participated in a reading this winter in which participants were challenged to recite a poem by another poet. I picked one of my favorites, Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota by James Wright (here if you’d like just the text). Below is my rendition via video. I have no idea what I said to make people laugh as this video starts, and I guess we never will. I think that’s terrific.