Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


I'm going to put this here, just in case, you know, it turns out to work.

Friday, July 22, 2016

A New Series: "My CD Collection"

I'm going to be turning out one of these once a week until my energy flags.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Ear

I have two poems--"Good Job, Path" and "Poem Beginning with a Line from Milton"--in The Ear, Irvine Valley College's lit journal. It's a handsome volume. Pick one up here.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


'One starts to see why “admitting” to a dislike of poetry might be endearing. Poetry haters aren’t rubes; they’re idealists. The genre’s problem is bound up in its soaring ambition, its intent to render the intensely personal tones of a writer’s inner life somehow intelligible and world-transfiguring to all. Poetry—less a set of practices than a sheaf of impossible demands—inspires so many denunciations and so much hostilitybecause, even at its best, it powerfully envisions a threshold it can’t quite clear. Nothing can. Poems are supposed to do everything at once, but just the fact of a poem’s existence crowds out all the other, fairer ghost-poems it could have possibly been.'