Friday, September 18, 2015

Two events in and around Detroit (9/26 and 9/27)

The weekend of September 26th-27th I will be participating in the following events in Detroit and Ypsilanti, Michigan. 

First, a reading and conversation with Tyrone Williams at the home of Rob Halpern and Lee Azus:

Saturday September 26
319 Garland Street in Ypsilanti
Gathering begins 7:30
Readings will begin at 8PM

Second, I will be hosting a poetry reading and moderating a conversation with Detroit natives Isaac Pool, Anna Vitale, and Tyrone Williams, as part of Cara Benedetto's art show at Michael Jon Gallery, The Human Bookmark.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


I am very excited to announce the publication of Occupy Poetics, a collection of writings, interviews, and statements that I produced with many others between the fall of 2011 through the winter of 2014. Thank you to Andy Fitch and the staff at Essay Press for taking on this project as part of their incredible chapbook series. I am profusely grateful to my many collaborators and interlocutors in this book, for their original participations and for allowing me to reprint their words: Brian Ang, Steve Benson, Ana Božičević, David Brazil, Brandon Brown, David Buuck, Anelise Chen, Stephen Collis, Lara Durback, Jack Frost, Dan Thomas Glass, Evan Kennedy, Ben Kinmont, Lauren Levin, Richard Owens, Jen Scappettone, Suzanne Stein, Anna Vitale, Jeanine Webb, Kathy Westwater, and Brian Whitener. Occupy everything!

Friday, September 11, 2015


ATTN: Issue 1ATTN: is an event-based journal. Twice a year, we ask poets to document whatever it is that has their attention on a particular day (poems, notes, sketches, collage, reviews, screen grabs, etc). Work is done on 8.5 x 11″ sheets, then mailed to the FOBW press address. Covers are letter pressed & laser printed, and all contributions are xeroxed and included as is. Each issue documents communities of attention in their moment of attention.
The first issue features contributions from Amanda Ackerman, Harold Abramowitz, Will Alexander, Kimberly Alidio, Andrea Beltran, Sarah Campbell, Jessica Ceballos, Chen Chen, Ching-In Chen, Chiwan Choi, Norma Cole, Allison Noelle Conner, Beverly Dahlen, Janet Dandridge, Michelle Detorie, Spencer Dobbs, Thom Donovan, Julia Drescher, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Esperanza, Susan Gevirtz, Robert Glück, Whit Griffin, Donald Guravich, Rob Halpern, Jen Hofer, Brenda Iijima, Bhanu Kapil, John Keene, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Kim Koga, Joanne Kyger, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Aditi Machado, C.J. Martin, Cassie Nicholson, Connor Nicholson, Duncan Nicholson, Maximo Spinoza Ontiveros, Maryam Parhizkar, Kristin Prevallet, Andrea Quaid, Eléna Rivera, Carlos Soto Román, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Ash Smith, Margaret Tedesco, Shannon Tharp, Anne Waldman, Alli Warren, and Jane Wong.
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