The Sampo is here. Official launch on April 27, 2016, at Sector 2337, where I will perform parts of the poem accompanied on the harp by Fr. Bob Hutmacher ofm. Come join us as we loosen the hallucinations.
In the meantime, Steven Manuel conducted an interview with me last month about The Sampo:
It's a companion to the interview by Violet Callis that appeared last month in Fnewsmagazine.
I'll be reading in these places in 2016.
May 27, 2016, at the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco, I will be on a roundtable panel discussing Robert Duncan, with Jeanne Heaving, Brian Teare, Aaron Shurin, Laura Moriarty, and Norma Cole.
September 15, 2016, in North Carolina at St. Andrews University, as part of its semester-long Black Mountain College festival. (Details to come.)
I've got some other potential readings cooking. I'll update this listing as things happen.
Two new essays. The first, from an issue of Post-Medieval. The essay focuses on Dante. It was solicited by Sean Reynolds.
And the Verge Books website is live!
Its companion is another cover version, along with an alternate take, of Baudelaire's "Alchemie de la Doleur," published by Gillian Parrish in her spacecraftprojects.
Among the beauties of Baudelaire: he believed in damnation.
Brandon Krieg, Poetry Northwest
Jacqueline Lyons, Colorado Review
J. Peter Moore, Chicago Review
Jeff Hamilton, GoodReads
Amy Brown, Plumwood Mountain Review
Forrest Gander, Recommended Readings
Ismael Belda, Revisita de Libros
Ricardo Cázares, Mula Blanco (see p. 29)
Not a review, but a YouTube bonus: me reading the Benedicite hymn in Phosphorescence of Thought at Harvard in December 2014, joined by Dan Beachy-Quick, Fanny Howe, and Patrick Pritchett. Gnostic mysterium.
In case you missed these, here are two essays fairly recently published. The first is "Mycopoetics," published in Hambone 21.
The second is "Sacred Fantasy in Game of Thrones," published in Critical Quarterly (April 2015 | Vol. 57 | No. 1).
The third is "Seven Tenets of the New Gnosticism," published at the Talisman website.
The fourth is "Apocalypticism: A Way Forward in Poetry," published in Chicago Review.