Room with a View: The Clearing, part 2

Room with a View: The Clearing, part 2

Hi friends!

I returned yesterday from a week in paradise, my first visit to Door County! From July 20- 26, I taught a new course that I designed to try out at The Clearing called Mixing Genres. Upon my arrival at the campus, I accidentally went to the Jens Jenson Center, which is where they house wonderful gifts, the bookstore, handmade cards, etc. I was greeted by lovely volunteers, told that I…

View On WordPress

The Clearing

Hi friends!

I’m leaving tomorrow for Door County, one of Wisconsin’s favorite playgrounds. I’ve lived in this state for the past decade, and never made it that far north. So, you can imagine how excited I am. Also, I have been working away, preparing a new course to teach at The Clearing called Mixing Genres: The Clearing Folk School::Classes. This idea came to me over the past few publications…

View On WordPress

The Clearing

Hi friends!

I’m leaving tomorrow for Door County, one of Wisconsin’s favorite playgrounds. I’ve lived in this state for the past decade, and never made it that far north. So, you can imagine how excited I am. Also, I have been working away, preparing a new course to teach at The Clearing called Mixing Genres: The Clearing Folk School::Classes. This idea came to me over the past few publications…

View On WordPress

Holidays

Happy July 4th everyone!

It’s been quite a week…Hard to decide whether to watch Wimbledon or the World Cup. Oddly, the lack of Americans in the entire second week of Wimbledon, and the elimination of the USA team to the hardy Belgium team in the knockout round of the World Cup brought up an interesting point: does it make a sport that enjoy more or less intriguing to watch if an American player…

View On WordPress

Two for Tuesday

As the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours,” and the summer storms have been no let-down this summer thus far. I’m stocked with candles (our power has already gone out twice) and plenty of pantry items! Who knows… perhaps the basement might be a refuge after all? Nah!

Some great news regarding my new book, Addicts & Basements:

Many of you already know about AWP (Association of Writers & Writing…

View On WordPress

Addicts & Basements is the Eckleberg Book Club choice of the day!

Matty Sherling of Cutty Spot gets all swerving in this new interview (he answers questions from Dave Wright). WATCH THIS!!!

HOME

No place like it, really. But who am I kidding? It can be more than a place, of course.

I just spent five days in New York, another sort of home. My childhood sense of place, as well as college and twice I lived in The Big Apple, for a blink of the mid- 1980s and again, for larger chunk of the 1990s. I left just before we looped Prince’s “1999″ until we thought we might lose our minds.

So here is…

View On WordPress

Addicts & Basements at 2paragraphs

Addicts & Basements at 2paragraphs

Hi friends!

I’m so excited for my upcoming trip to New York City! The reading at Unnameable Books on June 11 with Amy King and Bud Smith, and the Richard Blanco workshop at Omega: The Spirit and Craft of Poetry, June 13-15. And of course, reunions with Andrea, David, MGM and numerous other friends. If you are on facebook, the invitation to our reading is here:

Amy King, Bud Smith, and Robert…

View On WordPress

A Reading, a new magazine, and an acceptance or two!

A Reading, a new magazine, and an acceptance or two!

Hi friends!

Tonight at 7 p.m. I will be reading at Downtown Books for their Hidden Tap monthly featured series. I plan to read from Addicts & Basements, as well as some newer poems. Look under My Events tab to get all of the information and please come! The more the merrier…

Our new issue of Lost in Thought # 6 has arrived. My co-editor and publisher Kyle Schruder has done another exceptional job…

View On WordPress