I'm excited to get to share poems from The Grace of Distance as part of the Paterson Poetry Prize winner and finalists reading -- this Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 pm ET on YouTube live.
What a thrill to get to read with award-winner Jericho Brown and fellow finalists Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carrie Conners, W.D. Ehrhart, Martin Jude Farawell, Dorianne Laux and Vivian Shipley.
Here's the link for the livestream:
Paterson Poetry Prize Winners Reading - YouTube
In case you missed it, video is online now of my reading with Aaron Caycedo-Kimura at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center (via Zoom). Here's the link.
I was happy to help celebrate the publication of Aaron's chapbook, Ubasute, by Slapering Hol Press. I also shared a few poems from The Grace of Distance. And there's a fun Q&A with Aaron and me at the end.
You can also find out more about Ubasute--and order a copy!--right here.
I was thrilled to hear that my poem "Voices" was shortlisted for the Munster Literature Centre's annual Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize. Congratulations to prize-winner Nicholas Hogge and all of the honorees. You can see the full list here.
Thank you to the Munster Literature Centre for this recognition--and for including my poem in the upcoming issue of Southword.
My niece Olivia Jonokuchi is an amazing artist. It was a treat to get to collaborate with her (long distance) on this digital broadside, “Breakfast with My Wife.” It brings together her beautiful painting with a poem from my new chapbook manuscript.
You can also see more of Olivia's work by following @artbylivjono on Instagram.
I'm excited to have two virtual readings coming up in early 2021.
In January, I'll be reading in the Sewanee Writers' Conference virtual reading series, and in March I'll be reading for the Hudson Valley Writers Center with Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, in celebration of Aaron's chapbook, Ubasute, which will be published by Slapering Hol Press early next year.
Please see my events page for my details. Hope you can join us.
As we all deal with different kinds of distances these days, I wanted to share this interview up this week on The Lit Pub about my book, The Grace of Distance.
Thanks so much to Marcene Gandolfo for her thoughtful questions, to Molly Gaudry for giving this conversation a good home, and to Kristina Marie Darling for helping to make this happen.
Check out the Poetry in the Bar podcast this month to hear Dennis Hinrichsen read from his new book, This is Where I Live I Have Nowhere Else to Go. And check out the open mic portion of the show to hear me read a poem from The Grace of Distance.