New poems out
Cut to the Exciting bits
I got a poem called McIntoshes up Poetry Pause today. This is on the heels of getting a poem for the first time selected by David McMurray at Asahi Haiku Network.
And I have been invited to record poems for a radio project on Radio-Hull.
The morning of Saturday, Sept 17th will be the next Friends of Wakefield Library Used Book Sale during the Wakefield Market if you're looking for new reads, or to volunteer. It's donated books turning into new books, and library shelving.
In case you're still snagged on what that picture above is, that's our very own home growing chickpeas(!) Fuzzy little pods like edame. Totally thrilling turn in the garden.
Ahem. Other news.
There seems to be some good traction in people being attracted to the mini-interviews at pesbo. (I like it lower case because it makes the pb like bpNichol.). Lately on Checking In: rob mclennan, Carole Daoust, Mohamad Kebbewar, Phil Hall, AJ Dolman, Lori Anderson Moseman, Lisa Timpf, Jacqueline Bourque, Paul David Mena.
Upcoming in Checking In interviews: Jeff Blackman, Deborah-Anne Tunney, Susan Glickman, Mary Lee Bragg, Stephen Bett, Jeremy Colangelo, Nedjo Rogers, and Michael e. Casteels. And more coming.
Over at Instagram, I've been doing the Sealey Challenge of finishing a book of poetry per day of August. (That's kind of madcap consumption rate.) Sometimes I do rereads and more chapbooks. Go there to see excerpts. Titles and sample poem done so far: Boat by Lisa Robertson (Coach House, 2022) which is worth every praise (and I had been reading for a month or so), Report for the Hall Society, vol 1, no 1 (above/ground, 2022), Broad Winged Hawk by Albert Dumont (Turtle Moons Press, 2007) which has some nice nuggets, Staying Alive: real poems for unreal times (Miramar, 2002) (which I had been reading for a month or so, mostly narrative classics), Nuclear Family by Jean Van Loon at the intersection of Dick & Jane and nuclear annihilation. I exit the hallway and turn right by Genevieve Kaplan (above/ground, 2020) where she observes and records inside the office tower. The Wild Fox by R. Kolewe & silence, then by him, where the pace is considered, intercut, non-linear and yet sweet to the ears and led to buying the whole shebang of his The Absence of Zero from Book*hug. And Donna Kale's book which led to my buying her earlier book.
What else, what else? Radiant Press has a new website and subscription service. They have a sale on.
49th Shelf has their most anticipated fall poetry titles.
Speaking of anticipated books, there's a book launch Saturday for rob mclennan and Stephen Brockwell's 2022 books. Mask up, go. When? Where? Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Das Lokal, 190 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa from 2-4pm, in the (patio) tent.
Have you seen this Poetry in Canada initiative? it starts with their digital library and aims to build a brick and mortar home for poetry in Vancouver.
Don't forget if you're on twitter, I'm there. Add to my 2100 followers. Because numbers are cool. And more numbers aren't hoarding. Even hoarding books, isn't hoarding. It's tsundoku. Gotta love the benefits of tsundoku stretch.
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That's all from me. What's up with you?