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


"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