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 […]
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 […]
Lo Que Pasa, the employee e-magazine of the University of Arizona, has a lovely profile of me over at http://lqp.arizona.edu/node/2875 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 http://uanews.org/node/33141. Enjoy!
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 […]
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): […]
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 […]