Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fall Issue of The Journal Published Online

The Journal’s fall online issue is up, and it includes poems by such luminaries as Danez Smith, Rochelle Hurt, Sarah Vap, and April Ranger, as well as my Interview with Michael Mlekoday, where we talk about writing race, safe space, and the proper role of shit-talking in poetry. I’ve been on staff at The Journal […]

Ursula K Le Guin Speaks to the Need for a “Deeper Realism” in Capitalist Society

I’m seeing a lot of criticism of the National Book Award for poetry from people whose opinions I respect, but I’m not going to weigh in on that yet because I haven’t finished reading the books in question. In the meantime, I’d like to share this deeply moving speech by Ursula K. Le Guin, who […]

Introducing A Lost Dog

Hello, and welcome to A Lost Dog, my new writing blog. In the coming weeks, you’ll find posts here about writing craft and process, reflections on what makes a particular poem so damn moving, and news of upcoming publications and performances. Speaking of which, I’m excited to be reading soon in Columbus, Boston, and New Hampshire. I firmly believe that […]