Mar 132011

For those of you following along, here’s what I’ll be reading when I have the pleasure and honor of joining David Ray at the Tucson Festival of Books on the UA campus (our session is 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Kiva Room, Student Union Memorial Center): “Drawing” from Bloom “Friday Afternoon” from Bloom “Indigo Bunting” from Riverfall […]

Tucson Festival of Books!

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Mar 022011

Only in its third year, the Tucson Festival of Books — held this year on March 12 and 13, at the University of Arizona — is so well run and well-attended you’d think it’s in its thirtieth year! And this year I have the good fortune of being one of the readers. I’ll be reading […]

Aug 052010

Lo Que Pasa, the employee e-magazine of the University of Arizona, has a lovely profile of me over at that just posted today.  The profile also includes a slideshow of some of my photos as I read the poem “In May I Consider My Websites.” Check that out at Enjoy!


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Apr 042008

I just finished reading A.R. Ammons’s delightful and important book-length poem Garbage, which won the 1993 National Book Award. I also gave a presentation and led a discussion on it here at the UA creative writing MFA program, for my “modern poetics and the environmental muse” course. (On a site note, read this excellent analysis […]

Food Sheriff at Poety Center Bash

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Oct 292007
Food Sheriff at Poety Center Bash

One of my volunteer jobs at the recent UA Poetry Center bash was as Food Sheriff—making sure people brought neither food nor drink into the buildings themselves. Additionally, I was recruited for hooting and hollering event announcements. I was nearly hoarse the next day. A photo of me and my fellow sheriffs (Ben and Ben): […]

A Great Weekend for Poetry!

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Oct 162007

What a great weekend for poetry here in Tucson! The new UA Poetry Center in the Helen S. Schaefer Building—which is a phenomenal building, architecturally and poetically—was dedicated on Saturday evening, followed by a huge housewarming festival on Sunday. I’ll try to find some photos (for once, I didn’t have my camera, but I volunteered […]