Monday, January 29, 2018

Leisure West [7 years]

M., C., Lesley
Glitter Mini 9  “Leisure West”  

You should know where
home is
close your eyes and
think on this
life—why cry now?
Why cry now?

If you don’t get
sick of it
come on down it’s
time to get
your prize, and get it right
now lie down

Top of the sun
that sets down behind Leisure West
dissolving the girl of my dream
till she is nothing
till she is nothing

[spoken: If I die, I’d like to be in a place where people can come and have a picnic or a barbecue. I wouldn’t be offended if you’re barbecuing around my grave or my headstone; I just want people to know that.]

You should know where
home is
come around to
Leisure West
find out
one down 
why cry now?

Monday, January 01, 2018

The Year in Poetry, 2017

A thanks to the poets whose work I got to hear in Portland in 2017:

abreu, manuel arturo
Armantrout, Rae

Beispiel, David
Brazil, David
Brolaski, Julian Talamantez

Carr, Julie
Ciccarello, Lisa
Cisper, Mary
Cobb, Allison
Cohen, Alicia
Cole, Norma
Coleman, Jen
Conrad, CA

Dunbar, Donald

Eisen-Martin, Tongo

Firestone, Jennifer
Fischer, Norman
Freeman, John

Galvin, Sarah
Goldberg, Ariel

Harris, Jamondria Marnice
Hasegawa, Craig
Heuving, Jeanne 
Hou, Christine Shan Shan
Hunter, Lauren

Knittle, Davy

Lamb, Meghan
Larsen, Sara
Lawson, Shayla
Levin, Dana
Levin, Lauren
lewis, erica
Lohmann, Sam

Maziar, Paul
Moten, Fred

No, Patricia

Olstein, Lisa

Piuma, Chris
Putnam, C.E. 

Quinn, Hajara

raphael, dan

Sanchez, Erika L. 
Scott, Jordan
Seidenberg, Steven
Sherry, James
Sigo, Cedar
Smith, Danez
Smith, Henry Cole
Sneathen, Eric
Strom, Dao
Sutter, Sara

Tardi, Mark
Tettleton, Parker
Tillinghast, Richard
Toscano, Rodrigo
Tran, Stacey

Vermaas, Jake

Weir, Dara
White, Arisa
Willis, Wendy
Wong, Jane

Yankelevich, Matvei
Yeary, James

Zamora, Javier
Zapruder, Matthew

(From the archive: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)