Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My next reading




If you're going to be in NYC, come see me and my fellow CantoMundistas read--not to mention National Book Award winner, Daniel Borzutzky and National Book Award finalist, Ada Limon. I am reading Friday night.

Check out Rosebud Ben-Oni's Mix-Tape at Kenyon Review










"On June 22 & 23, CantoMundo, a fellowship organization dedicated to Latinx poetry and poetics, will hold its public readings at Barnard College. I’ve written many times . . . about how CantoMundo changed not only my writing, but also gave me happiness in writing, which I’d lost during graduate school. I look at the poems and prose I’m writing now, the kind of risks I’m taking, the elation in experimentation, and can trace back quite clearly just where this began, at a CantoMundo retreat."


I'm a part of this amazing list of CantoMundo poets curated by Rosebud Ben-Oni at Kenyon Review.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Amy Sayre Baptista and I have some Pedro & Ines poems in this anthology



They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press) includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms that push the boundaries of concepts like “genre” and “author.” Click here for more info.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Little Fighting in all the Writing from Way Back in 2010


via GIPHY

"There was a lot to cheer about at the Sports Zone in Melrose Park on Saturday night. The second fight of the night featured Sam Rodriguez versus [Carlo] Matos. Rodriguez came out stalking Matos trying to land the big shot. Matos was patient and controlled in slowly picking apart Rodriguez's legs with kicks. In round 3 Matos landed a wicked shot that floored Rodriguez putting a stop to a great contest."

Pics from My Reading at the Vachel Lindsay House







Thursday, May 17, 2018

Nostalgia Thursday


A million years ago I was in a band called Gauge. Here is the song "Seasons" from our album DRUNK ON WATER and a few lousy pics that managed to survive from the dark ages before smart phones and selfies. Craig and I were 17 or 18 when we wrote this song.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New Review of The Quitters














Excerpt:
"One of the standout qualities of The Quitters is how relatable it is. You know it not only as he tells you it happened to him, but also how it happened to you. I remember my sister doing the running man in our kitchen as a child. I remember my brother with parachute pants and a chain necklace and his friends in black turtlenecks and chains for prom night in 1995 and going to shows where I was in awe of the coolness of some teenager with a guitar."

Check it out at Tupelo Quarterly.