Silhouettes for Sale

My book is now officially available for purchase! To buy your copy, visit the SpringGun Press website. (You will also be able to purchase the book through SPD soon.)

With the help of the lovely and talented Leigh Stein, I’ve created three book trailers that I’ll be releasing each week leading up to AWP. You can watch the first one now.

I’ll be giving two readings at AWP in Chicago on Friday, March 2 and there will be an NYC book party at Pete’s Candy Store on Tuesday, March 13. More details to come!


Lit Mag Ketchup

I’m a bit belated in announcing recent publications, what with turning 30 and traveling to California and all. But now I’m back in Brooklyn and I’m back to blogging.

Horse Less Review Issue 10: I have two poems in this stellar issue (one is from my forthcoming book!) along with Carrie Bennett, Karen Lepri, Dawn Pendergast, Mark Lamoureux, Molly Brodak, Jeff Alessandrelli, Linda Russo, Becca Jensen, Deborah Poe, Sarah Mangold, Michael Flatt, Christine Gardiner, Jefferson Navicky, Matthew Johnstone, Monica Mody, Jennifer Stockdale, John Duvernoy, Jane Lewty, Maryrose Larkin, Cori A. Winrock, and Ashley Van Doorn. Cover art by Patrick Costello. Thank you, Jen & Jen!

Poems from my History of Beauty series have recently been published in the following amazing journals:

Sixth Finch Winter 2012: Poetry by Anthony Alessandrini, Sarah Bartlett, Andrea Cohen, Jessica Fjeld, Dean Gorman, David Gruber, Jamelieh Haley, Donora Hillard, Kristen Kaschock, me, Marc McKee, Cate Peebles, Ted Powers, Stella Vinitchi Radulsescu, Justin Runge, Emily Toder, Tony Trigilio; Art by Darren Ankenman, Emily Barletta, Bo Bartlett, Eleanor Bennett, Pakayla Biehn, Rebecca Bird, Erin O’Brien, Katy Stone, Elliot Wilcox, Susan Worscham. And that’s Jeremiah Gould’s photo on the cover below. Thank you, Rob!

Spinning Jenny Issue 12: Stacie Leatherman, Andy Nicolson, Sophia Kraemer-Dahlin, Matt Mauch, Kyle Flak, Bo McQuire, Danniel Schoonebeck, Justin Petropoulos, Tony Triglio, JoAnna Novak, Rhiannon Dickerson, Sara Jane Stoner, Bruce Cohen, James Meetze, Ryan Murphy, Jane Wong, Craig Foltz, me, Paige Taggart, Maureen Alsop, Zvonko Karanovic, Ana Božičević, Tracey McTague, Tina Cane, Bridget Bell, and Nate Pritts. Check out their brand spanking new site where you can buy a copy of the new issue. Thank you, Beth!

I’ve been a big fan of all three of these journals for a very for a long time so I feel triple-y proud about being included in these issues.

The Silhouettes!

Gentle readers,

I’m returning from my summer hiatus with very exciting news: SpringGun Press is publishing my first full-length collection of poems, The Silhouettes, in early 2012! I’m looking forward to working with editors Mark Rockswold and Erin Costello in making the Word doc I’ve been revising for three years into something real that you can hold in your hands. Also, I can’t wait to read their other forthcoming titles, The Container Store by Joe Hall Chad Hardy and The Flasher by Adam Peterson. These books will be available for purchase at AWP Chicago in March and through the SpringGun website. More info on readings to come!

And the fun doesn’t stop. There are a slew of readings happening this weekend:

Tonight! Friday, September 30 @ 7pm *** Stain of Poetry:  Adam Fell, Amy Lawless, Matt L. Rohrer, Mike Soto, & Eric Weinstein *** Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn

Saturday, October 1 @ 8pm *** SUPERMACHINE: Dan Boehl, Lisa Ciccarello, Julia Cohen, & Dan Hoy  *** Outpost, 1014 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, October 2 @ 5pm *** Polestar Poetry Series: Siamese Dream: Poems Inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins *** Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, NYC

Sunday, October 2 @ 5:30pm *** Zinc Bar Reading SeriesJohn Coletti, Arlo Quint, & Paige Taggart  *** Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, NYC

Finally, beloved Pioneer Valley book store Flying Object is having an Occupy Wall Street Book Sale. 50% of the proceeds will go towards buying pizza for the protesters, including the poets who will be occupying Wall Street and giving a big reading tonight. I just bought David Berman’s Actual Air, Matthew Rohrer’s Destroyer And Preserver, Anna Swir’s Talking to My Body, and Dara Wier’s Reverse Rapture for only $5 each!

Get Salty

I’m really excited to have poems in these journals:

Saltgrass Issue #6: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Anselm Berrigan, Justin Carrol, Tina Brown Celona, J’Lyn Chapman, Cathy Linh Che, Sandra Doller, Brian Foley, John Gallaher, Anne Cecelia Holmes & me, Heather Monley, and G.C. Waldrep.  All this poetry for only $5!

Salt Hill Issue #27: Poetry by Arlene Ang, Simeon Berry, Sean Bishop, Victoria Chang, Conchitina Cruz, Anna Deeny, Elisa Gabbert, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Carrie Hohmann, Amy King, me, Erika Meitner, Sarah Messer Carl Phillips, Kathleen Rooney, Christopher Salerno, Michael Shea, Eric Weinstein, Raúl Zurita; Fiction by Ryan Cannon, Patrick Dacey, Brian Evenson, Sharon White, Angela Woodward; Interview of Sam Lipsyte by Anthony Antoniadis, Dawn Raffel, Ryan Ridge; and art by Kim Asendorf. Buy it online now!

Also, I’m bummed that I’m missing the SUPERMACHINE BBQ at Flying Object this Sunday, May 29. If you’re in Western Mass this weekend it promises to be a Bud-Lite-with-Lime-drenched good time.