Very grateful for this careful reading made by Tryphena Yeboah in Southern Indiana Review.
I’m very pleased to be part of @space538‘s 2021 Poetry Hotline, a 24/7 call-in number featuring a new poem every week. My poem “Telephone 8 (You have reached)” is available this week, beginning today.
Throughout the spring, call 1-207-828-5607 to hear poems by Myles Bullen , CA Conrad, Stacey Tran, Myronn Hardy, me, Shelley Wong, Alessandra Nysether-Santos, and Arisa White.
In the words, of SPACE, the 2021 Poetry Hotline is a screenless experience available to anyone with access to a cell phone or landline. This project honors the importance of poetry to speak to us in times of change and upheaval and offers a direct line to Maine-based and national poets and their visions for the future. The 2021 Poetry Hotline leans on art as both balm and bravery for the road ahead, led by a range of poets offering words of respite, reflection, radicalization, or regeneration to any caller, anywhere, when they need it.
Schedule (hotline updated every Monday morning):
Myles Bullen: April 19
Myronn Hardy: April 26
CA Conrad: May 3
Stacey Tran: May 10
Éireann Lorsung: May 17
Shelley Wong: May 24
Alessandra Nysether-Santos: May 31
Arisa White: June 7
I’m very pleased to say I’ll be reading and in conversation with Khaled Mattawa and Valzhyna Mort as part of Brookline Booksmith’s Transnational Literature Series on October 28 at 7 p.m. US Eastern Time, over Zoom. Information is here. The event is free but registration is required.
An essay for and about June Jordan, Gertrude Stein, Emily Dickinson, and Phillis Wheatley was published in No. 1 Gold last fall, and a significantly revised and expanded version will be included in The Encounter: A Handbook of Poetic Practice, out from North Carolina State University Press in 2021. Thanks to Jon Thompson for including my work.