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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!!!


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…

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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…

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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…

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Reading at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, NY on June 11

Reading at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, NY on June 11


On June 11, Amy King, Bud Smith and I will be reading at Unnameable Books: 600 Vanderbuilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Please join us at 7:00 p.m. for a great night of innovative prose and poetry!


Thanks, John Madera of Rhizomatic Publishing for setting up this event!

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A new interview about Addicts & Basements with John Madera at Rhizomatic Publishing! Thanks, John!