I’m feeling Marcedes Lewis’ kilt in #10 here.  

The power/shame of Ask Jeeving yourself: Along with amazing books by Lauren Ireland, Emily Kendal Frey, James Gendron and Zach Schomburg, I just spied that my book THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST is on the Small Press poetry bestsellers at Powell’s. Thank you eternally, Kevin Sampsell. 

Over at Propeller Magazine the great-poets-in-their-own-right Wendy Bourgeois and Daneen Bergland discuss my book THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST. Sample quote: “THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST dabbles in the absurd, and is often adamantly unsentimental.” Thank you for reading Wendy and Daneen!   

I’m super excited that my collection THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST is getting some review affirmation this week. Following on the heels of the book’s The Rumpus review on Monday, there’s one up now at The Volta. This one’s more positive, doesn’t mention Buzzfeed, says I give “good title.” Thank you Peter Vanderberg. Word.  

The world is perfect
and that’s the problem.
You can’t discover the lost treasure
if the ship didn’t sink.
(via therumpus)

Since I’ve only been on there once or twice I’m not sure how indebted my poetry is to the website Buzzfeed, but I was psyched to see a review of my new book THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST up on The Rumpus this morning. Rad. I don’t know who you are but thank you Andrew Fulmer.    

One of the most stylish skaters ever.

Imminent Seattle, Washington Readings

THUR, July 24th:

Lauren Ireland/Lisa Ciccarello/Jeff Alessandrelli/Tyler Brewington/Kelly Schirmann @ Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 7:00-8:30

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SUN, July 27th:

Rob Schlegel/Amber Nelson/Jeff Alessandrelli/Don Mee Choi @ The Pine Box, 7:00-8:30

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Last Thursday my kind of review of A Poet’s Glossary by Ed Hirsch went live at TheFanzine. Sample sentence in it: “But I guess what I’m also trying to say is that reading through Hirsch’s book forced me to consider the (probable) truth that I’m not that great a poet, nor are a lot of the great (contemporary) poets I love. Sample sentence that didn’t make the cut: “The etymology of the word blurb is disgusting, covered with lice and mini-mart cheese.”