Thursday, May 19, 2022

Critics' Pick in ARTFORUM

Please CLICK HERE to read the review!

Many thanks to everyone at fluent in Santander!

Sculpture poems from my book Amanda Paradise!



Tuesday, May 17, 2022

My Creative Capital Diary

Many thanks to Aliza Sena for creating this diary montage, and to everyone at Creative Capital! My book AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021) would not have been possible without their generous funding and other support!

Please CLICK HERE to see the diary

Monday, May 16, 2022

New poems in NAVIGATIONS

Please see THIS LINK to read the poems

Many thanks to Allison Hedge Coke


Monday, May 9, 2022

SOUNDING RITUAL with Will Montgomery ONLINE

PLEASE SEE THIS LINK TO REGISTER

Many thanks to everyone at Nottingham Contemporary




Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Poetry Project with Wo Chan!

PLEASE CLICK HERE for The Poetry Project 

PLEASE CLICK HERE to buy tickets

MANY THANKS TO Wave Books and Creative Capital who
made my book AMANDA PARADISE a reality!

NAROPA SUMMER WRITING PROGRAM

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Very excited about this year's in person workshop!








Tuesday, April 19, 2022

New poems and an interview

Please click THIS LINK to read new issue of A VELVET GIANT

Many thanks to Erika Walsh for her very thoughtful interview questions


Sunday, March 27, 2022

BRUSSELS ✪ LONDON ✪ SANTANDER ✪ April 2022

BRUSSELS

APRIL 1, 7:30PM
Fieldnotes event
62 Rue des Commercants
1000 Brussels
MANY THANKS George Finlay Ramsay



LONDON

APRIL 7, 6PM
Fieldnotes event
6 Cecil Court
London
WC2N 4HE

* * *

APRIL 18, 7PM
The Obituary Show premiere
281 Kingsland Road
LONDON
E2 8AS
MANY THANKS Augusto Cascales



SANTANDER

Exhibition of my poems
on display March 31 to June 10
I will give two performances
Friday, April 29 at 7pm
Saturday, April 30 at 12pm
MANY THANKS to Alex Alonso



Sunday, March 13, 2022

REHEARSING PHILADELPHIA: March 25 - April 10, 2022

THIS is the video of the performance:


Please click HERE for article in Philly Inquirer

Please click HERE for the main page

Click HERE for calendar and reservations

The Solo I wrote will take place on location at Community Legal Services, and the voice and performer will be the legendary Jonathan Stein.

27 ONWARD: Dancing in the Revolution
At the age of 27, Jonathan Stein fought for immigrants' rights at the U.S. Supreme Court alongside his colleagues and won. That was the 1970s, and just the beginning of a life spent making room for compassion in our harsh world. The attorneys at Community Legal Services have provided free legal aid and representation to low-income people for more than half a century. They have stood with those facing racism, poverty, and other forms of violence from unjust laws and institutions. For most of Jonathan’s legal aid career he pursued modern and post-modern dance and has performed in over two dozen dance works. He will be the voice of 27 ONWARD, performed inside the home of Community Legal Services at 1424 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The stage will be set on the 2nd floor, overlooking a magnificent arch of historic Mercer tiles depicting images that celebrate the lives of working people. See you there!

Many thanks to Ari Benjamin Meyers for inviting me to write one of the Solos


Saturday, March 12, 2022

AWP off site queer reading

March 25th at 6pm
at Tabu, 254 S. 12th St., Philadelphia



Sunday, March 6, 2022

HANNAH EMERSON'S BOOK PARTY for The Kissing of Kissing (Milkweed Editions, 2022) PLEASE JOIN US!!!

TUESDAY March 8, 2022
8PM EST
7PM CT
5PM PT

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (this is a FREE online event)

PLEASE CLICK HERE for a POEM SAMPLE from this AMAZING book

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

JOHN WIENERS: A Symposium and Poetry Reading

For the schedule, list of panels, performers and Zoom registrations
Please use THIS LINK

MARCH 3rd
2pm to 6:30pm London
9am to 1:30pm Boston
8am to 12:30pm Chicago
6am to 10:30am San Francisco

I will be read from SUPPLICATION: Selected Poems of John Wieners

Many thanks to Mark O. Chamberlain and everyone at Durham University 















Sunday, February 13, 2022

Parascience : Permutation FREE on Zoom

SATURDAY
February 19th, 7pm Nürnberg --- 1pm New York

ONLINE Zoom 
Meeting-ID: 863 389 7159
password: 885920

IN-PERSON at
Hauptmarkt 29, 90403 Nürnberg GERMANY

In November, 2021 I had the privilege of working with friends Eva Birkenstock and Kerstin Brätsch and a dozen extraordinary young artists to build an exhibition group show. JOIN US on February 19th to see the show of art, tapestries, psychic playlists, and my short presentation of new (Soma)tics.



Thursday, February 3, 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022

QUEER / ART / FILM Presents--- at the IFC

Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

February 14 VALENTINE'S DAY 2022
8pm at the IFC in NYC

Please CLICK HERE to reserve seats

I will host a screening of this brilliant Robert Altman film with the original Broadway cast: Cher, Kathy Bates, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, and Sudie Bond. Based on the play by Ed Graczyk.













Please CLICK HERE for Queer / Art / Film

MANY THANKS to Angelo Madsen Minax and Mev Luna!
Very excited for the invitation they gave me to host this film!
































Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Interview on MONTANA Public Radio



Please click THIS LINK for show details
At the top left of the page there is a button to listen LIVE
After it airs it will be archived on same page below

LIVE: January 27th at 7pm MST (9pm EST)

With readings from AMANDA PARADISE (Wave Books, 2021)

THANK YOU to Lauren Korn for the very thoughtful questions
And Peter Hoag for technical support, and everyone who
keeps MONTANA NPR on the air spreading poetry



Tuesday, January 25, 2022

GREEN RIBS: A Vegan Poetry Cookbook







I was working on a vegan cookbook that was also (Soma)tic poetry rituals for a few years. It was fun making it, a different ritual for writing poems with each recipe. Then my diet took a radical shift a couple of years ago, removing all sugar and gluten and all highly processed vegan cheese and butter, knocking 90% of those recipes out of my life. If I no longer put these foods in my body, the book needs to evolve with me.

Note: Out of respect for the greenest of the queens, we will capitalize Celery.

Back in the 1990s, I considered opening a food truck selling my Celery rib recipes. Each plate would have three Celery ribs with delicious vegan fillings packed into the grooves. I had my homemade tofu cheese, my faux fennel sausage, and lots of luxurious fruit creams. I had several kinds of beans and rice; also, mac and cheese with olives and tempeh bacon. One of my favorites was Celery stuffed with spicy marinated seitan, dipped in batter and deep-fried, with its own tangy peanut sauce for dipping. YUM! 

GREEN RIBS is what I wanted to call my food truck! And I was going to paint it a VERY Celery GREEN, HAHA! Why not!? I would serve most of the Celery crisp and ice-cold, while I would char others on the grill for my barbeque soy chicken. Charred ribs also were perfect for my salty caper and red onion mashed potatoes, topped with melted parmesan.

Starting over, I want a Celery chapter in the cookbook. I’m working on this recipe: Celery brushed with sesame oil, dusted with spices, and flame-grilled quickly for a nice sear, then topped with Celery prepared three ways: smoked, creamed, and pickled. Celery on Celery on Celery is so Celeriac! 

My favorite new recipe is unsweetened 99% dark chocolate, melted with almond butter, cardamom, white pepper, and crispy fried matchstick-sized pieces of burdock root, topped with thin shavings of my pickled red pears. That rich, earthy quality of burdock in the arms of almond butter, chocolate, and spices with the acid and sweetness of pickled red pears is my new Valentine’s Day dish, served on a chilled and crunchy thick rib of Celery!

My hope is for another good snowstorm this winter. One recipe is snow mixed with cayenne and toasted walnuts. I tried this with various kinds of crushed ice, but it’s terrible. It has to be FRESH snow, and it has to be made by the sky. I’m watching the weather, and as soon as they call for SNOW, I’m toasting walnuts and setting them aside!

MORE TO COME!
Enjoy some Celery today!





Friday, January 21, 2022

University of Toronto 2022

Friday, January 21, 3pm Eastern Time Zone

Please CLICK HERE to register for the talk

Focus on AMANDA PARADISE (Wave Books, 2021)
Many thanks to the university staff who make these events possible!



Wednesday, January 19, 2022

2 poems in WHEN IS NOW Project

Please go to THIS LINK to read my poems

Please go to THIS LINK for more poems 
and information on the project

MANY THANKS to everyone at the WHEN IS NOW Project





Friday, January 14, 2022

5 Poems in Poetry Daily

MANY THANKS to everyone at Poetry Daily

Please CLICK HERE to read

This is an excerpt from my new book AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021)



Thursday, January 13, 2022

ECO-MECHANICS Nature Documentary (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual

For Covid Lockdown 3.0, prepare to touch the thawing ground for our poems. Watch 9 nature documentaries while locating different species of animals on our bodies. For birds caress our shoulders for their wings whenever we see them on the screen. We can slide a hand down our legs for fish fins and tails. Think of where you want mammals, reptiles, insects, and amphibians on the body, and each time they appear in the film, bring them onto ourselves for the poems we write. Let’s also find places on our bodies for mountains, deserts, rivers, oceans, forests, snow, dirt, fire. Take notes for the poem.


Several times during each film, pause it to study the image of wilderness caught on camera. Each time, let’s ask the questions, “What did we humans learn from what I am seeing? Has this creature influenced our customs, beliefs, or technology? Has our relationship with other creatures improved human life? Has the relationship been as beneficial to the animals? What am I doing to protect our shared natural world?” Take more notes for the poem.


Let this be the first step toward building a new poetry ritual for the spring.




Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Poetry Show

MANY THANKS to Daphne E. Stanford and Radio Boise for the opportunity to talk about my new book AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021).

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

FREE WORKSHOP for MACK Books

JANUARY 10, 2022
1pm New York time
6pm London time

PLEASE SEE THIS LINK TO REGISTER

New (Soma)tic poetry rituals and resulting poems

PHOTO BY Valencia Ganoe