Nov 062010
 
Bloom Launch is Saturday Night

If you’re in or around Tucson and haven’t already received the invite, consider this your invitation! Please join me, the family, and about 80 other neighbors and friends for the launch of my new book of poems, Bloom (Salmon Poetry). The launch begins with a BBQ and potluck at 5:30 followed by a poetry reading […]

Oct 182010
 
Bloom Now Available!

My new collection of poems, Bloom, is now available!  Published by Ireland’s Salmon Poetry — which also published Riverfall and has a superb lineup of poetry collections and anthologies and puts together a beautiful book — the collection contains 36 poems in three sections, including the long, 8-part poem “Inflorescence.” Tthe poet Alison Hawthorne Deming […]

Birds and Poems

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Jun 072010
 

It’s never too early to get the word out: Birds and Poems: A Poetry Workshop with Simmons Buntin and Eric Magrane [view flyer] Mondays, February 28 through April 4, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — except no class meeting on March 14 plus a field trip on Saturday, April 2, 7:00 am to 11:00 […]

The Beagle Project Blog and Darwin Poems

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May 242009
 
The Beagle Project Blog and Darwin Poems

I recently stumbled upon the Beagle Project Blog at http://thebeagleproject.blogspot.com/, which is the blog portion of The Beagle Project at http://www.thebeagleproject.com/. The folks behind the project say: We aim to rebuild the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world, starting in Darwin’s bicentenary year of 2009. The new Beagle will sail the world in […]

Denver Reading : Friday the 13th

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Mar 112009
 

I’m heading up to my old stomping grounds this week for a reading as part of the Copper Nickel 11 Release Party: http://www.copper-nickel.org/11/ Get the details at the link above and join me for a little prose, poetry, and good company at the great redevelopment that is Belmar.

Edge Series Poetry Reading : Feb 18 : Tucson

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Feb 182009
 

I’m reading on Tuesday evening as part of the Edge Reading Series at Casa Libre here in Tucson, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Details here. Won’t you join me? Here’s my reading list: Indigo Buntin Friday Afternoon In May I Consider My Websites Amazon.com Her Mission of Light Angelfish Wild Mint Coyote Shine Home and Back […]

Darwin’s Hawk

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Feb 042009
 
Darwin's Hawk

Charles Darwin is known more for his detailing of finches on the Galapagos than of his work with hawks (if any), but hawks and Darwin are on my mind this week and next. First, we had a Cooper’s hawk visit our yard the other day: He started at the bird feeder, which I had just […]

Late Night Bits on Poetry

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Jan 282009
 

I’ve just finished reading Paul Muldoon’s Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), which won the Pulitzer Prize, and I have to say that, mostly, I just don’t get it. Which brings me to a larger question that’s always swirling in my mind when I think of verse: How does one decide what good poetry is? I […]