Monday, March 30, 2009

Third Wednesday Winter 2008/2009 out!

The new issue of Third Wednesday is now out in stores and online. I'm pleased to find my poem, A Brief Respite, tucked away in its pages. The issue can be ordered at:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mon. 3/30/09 reading in Cambridge

It's been awhile since I've been able to attend my regular Monday poetry reading in Cambridge (Out of the Blue art gallery in Central Square), but I'll definitely be there this coming Monday, 3/30/09, if anyone's interested in swinging by!

Poems now on Clapboard House!

The three poems accepted for publication by Clapboard House are now available at:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Saturday Reading in Cambridge- Attending

Saturday, 28 March @ Outpost, 3pm
186 1/2 Hampshire Street
Inman Sq. Cambridge (behind 7-11 on Prospect)

Jim Dunn’s first collection Soft Launch, is the first title in the publishing collaboration, B Is for Beans, between Bootstrap Productions and Pressed Wafer, featuring Boston based poets. Gerrit Lansing has written it contains "flashes of emotional perception that transfigure the sad remains of the City" Dunnʼs previous collection is CONVENIENT HOLE.

Simon Pettet's many books include most recently Hearth, Selected Poems and More Winnowed Fragments, all published by Talisman. He edited The Selected Art Writings of James Schuyler and collaborated with Duncan Hannah on Abundant Treasures and with Rudy Burckhardt on Conversations About Everything and Talking Pictures. British by birth, he lives in New York City.

Come here these fine poets

Six Fires- previously published by Flutter Poetry Journal

Six Fires

If I had one name
to call you before
the sun shatters;

Through the ten thousand vaginas
that bore me light;

And where water and water
both wash your confident flesh
and the tattooed curve of your tongue;

until I write your body
only with these peasant hands
that once loved soil and rock
and now rain

like a jasmine swan
like a heart never silent
like fists with green knuckles
mountaining everything between
my horizons and my mirrors.

When held still too long, without
worlds crumble sandy,
cloy our mouths,
but engulfed in your movement,
skirt and wind and metallic German tongue,
I grow unfamiliar
and drop,
from the thawing roof.

"Post-Fire" to be published by Sangam Literary Magazine

Sangam Literary Magazine has accepted my poem "Post-Fire" for publication in their Fall 2009 issue. At that time it will be found at

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Boston National Poetry Month Festival April 4 2009

I'll be attending and reading:

Boston National Poetry Month Festival April 4 2009



Now In Its Successful NINTH!!! Year

CO-SPONSORS: Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio in partnership with the Boston Public Library, SAVE the DATE, Saturday, April 4th 10:00 A.M.- 4:45 P.M. OPEN MIKE: 1:30 to 4:00P.M. The Festival will be held at the library’s main branch in Copley Square. FREE ADMISSION

53 Major and Emerging poets will each do a ten minute reading.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Me Live on Youtube?

The funny things you find while googling this case, me reading "At Daybreak" at Stone Soup Poets from Feb. 2009.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Brockton Poetry Reading Sat. 3/21/09

On the second day of Spring (finally), I'll be reading at the Brockton Public Library around 2pm. This Saturday, 3/21/09, will have a one hour open mic followed by a featured speaker. Join me for some coffee that seems straight from an AA meeting or police station and a little poetry...I'm thinking politically-motivated ones...

Clapboard House- 3 Poems Published

Two this week! Clapboard House ( has accepted three Southern fried poems for publication in their next online issue and their annual print anthology. "Railyard at Rest", "Baptismal", and "Variations on a New Dam" will be available soon online!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ken*again acceptance of 3 poems

ken*again ( has just accepted three poems for publication! "Palace Gardens", "The Poem Tells Us Death", and "Don't Fear" will be published in their Summer 2009 issue.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Poet's Ink Feb. 2009 issue out

Just a note the Feb. 2009 issue of Poet's Ink is now out, which contains my poem "Stone Sagas". If interested: