Jun 19, 2012

May 5, 2012


I have new poems here, with a very kind introduction by my good friend Michael Meyerhofer. It's nice to have good, kind friends.

Mar 30, 2012

Yea for Big Messes!

Tonight, I read in Akron as part of the Big Mess Reading series.

Mar 18, 2012

Mar 7, 2012

The NEA!

The problem with the NEA is that it's unnecessary.
Fuck the National Endowment for the Arts.
I'm an artist.
I think art is great! I love it! I'm super fucking liberal.
But I don't need money from anyone, let alone the government,
to make art.
Without any evidence, I will say this: No great work of art
from the 20th century needed money from the NEA.
But I don't think a person needs or deserves a sabbatical
to do their work either. I say, if you can't do it by your own means,
then fuck it. I'm sure there are exceptions: blah, blah, blah.
I'm mainly talking about poetry and writing. Poets don't
need a grant from the NEA to write poems. And Poetry wouldn't
be better if it got more grants from the NEA.

Feb 27, 2012

Something I Will Do at AWP


How I Roll to AWP

In a Honda Element.
With my wife.
With a nine year old.
With a five year old.
With plans for the aquarium
and the museum
and the who knows?
But no panels.