poetry

pleasantville

Next week, I'll be appearing at the Pleasantville Poetry Slam! Do come if you're in the area (or feel like road-tripping). It's my first time at a slam, and I'm terribly, terribly nervous. It'll be fun.    

poetry

post-awp round up part 2: the “but tell me how you really feel” edition

Chicago is a lovely city. What I noticed mostly is that people look you in the eye in Chicago. And they nod or smile at you. This does not happen in Philadelphia, so it was initially a little disconcerting. But it was also kind of cool. The conference itself was – well, overwhelming. There were… Continue reading post-awp round up part 2: the “but tell me how you really feel” edition

love, poetry

screw you, chaucer (and other valentine sentiments)

Happy Valentine's Day, kids. Here are some lovely poems you can read, in the event you're trying to impress someone today with your appreciation of fine, fine literature: Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love is Not All" e.e. cummings' "i like my body" Anne Sexton's "The Kiss" (this one in several languages!) Carol Ann Duffy's "Valentine"… Continue reading screw you, chaucer (and other valentine sentiments)