Saturday, May 31, 2008


Ether of calm
in the summer’s soft
yolk, I’ve known shadows
and freshly killed customs
walked among panthers and seasons.
I’ve known hope
its idiot coals
and followed their rivals
those dark wicker jackals.

Stood among years
in a fringe of
nervy lightning -
constructed worlds
from the tea of
that dissonance.
I’ve launched ribbons
too ripe for sleeping,
split rotten gardens
and slept conveniently inside.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Shelf of islands, my books are antennae.
Let the movies turn your topsoil.
Insects and endorphins allow grief
and wings for every eye drawer, as
often I strip the preening lamp of strays
and fence the morning from its doves.
What beautiful ocean still hums and lies?
What calendar pours all our days?
Seize for me the viscous world and
juice again a summer's sun.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Myopic Books Poetry Series

All readings at Myopic begin at 7 pm.

1564 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Sunday, May 25 - Hadara Bar-Nadav & Ray Bianchi
Sunday, June 1 - Jennifer Karmin, Amina Cain, & special guests
Sunday, June 8 - Garin Cycholl & Juan Manuel Sanchez
Sunday, June 22 - Abraham Smith & Steve Timm
Sunday, September 21 - Mark Yakich
Sunday, October 12 - Michael Rothenberg & David Meltzer (in conjunction
with the Poetry Center of Chicago)
Sunday, October 19 - Brenda Iijima

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

If you're interested in hearing some of my work, I'll be reading my poetry on Sunday, June 8, as part of the Printers' Row Book Fair. I'm looking forward to hearing Augusten Burroughs.

When: 4-6 pm
Where: Chicago Tribune, Printers' Row Book Fair, Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Tent

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bill Berkson Reading @ Myopic Books, Sunday May 18

Don't miss Bill Berkson and Philip Metres reading at Myopic Books this weekend.

All readings begin at 7pm.

Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622