I was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize, which was a complete surprise. Kind of always thought those were for other, realer poets. Thanks, nominator, whoever you are.
Thanks to Dane Hamann for asking me to send some work. My poem “Descend lentement le boulevard St-Michel, en rêvant” is published in TriQuarterly this spring.
As it says above. The judge was Eduardo C. Corral, and I sent parts of a long poem called “Charisma”. More information here.
“Aldgate” and “Dungeness apartment”, two poems which happen to be about England (although very different parts—East London and Dungeness, which is on the Kent coast and is a desert!) will be published in FIELD sometime in 2015. Dungeness is one of the most special places I’ve ever been. The poems are from two manuscripts—one about living in England, the other about surreal apartments.
They are called “Early Flemish painting” and “One last time in her antechamber” and they are from a suite of 18 poems about early Flemish painting (the Lam Gods in specific) that I wrote in July 2014 while in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.