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.

Feb 22, 2012

Feb 21, 2012

Short Hand on WFMU, New Jersey!

They say this stuff below here, which is very nice of them:
As far as songs about minivans go, Short Hand's "Family Van" is up there at the top like the ultimate astrovan. Played it on the radio this morning and WFMU's listeners christened it "new fave tune," "what the Rolling Stones would sound like jamming with Half Japanese" and "rollin stones with brains."
"Family Van" has an intelligent, wild-eyed sort of snarl that is unique to one Peter Davis. The Indiana-based poet, painter, and assistant professor also makes lo-fi freak-folk as Short Hand. You can learn more about Peter at artisnecessary.
"Family Van" comes from Attila, Short Hand's most voodoo-infected album. Check out that disjointed harmonica and delta blues guitar riffage on "All Is Right," and the anthemic "Certain Strangers."
Attila is one of four Short Hand LPs currently available for free via the new Creative Commons netlabel Infinite Lute -- check out their site for more and stay tuned!

Feb 20, 2012

Feb 19, 2012

Feb 18, 2012

Feb 8, 2012

Feb 7, 2012


There's a new interview of me!

Jan 15, 2012