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.
Good news from the west coast: Crab Creek Review picked up a poem. Big thanks to the editors for taking my poem "Here and Gone" for the magazine.
I'm excited to have two new poems forthcoming in a future issue of The Southern Review. "At Chuang Yen Monastery" (a prose poem) and "Late Morning" are from a new book manuscript I've been working on--a book of elegies.
Thanks so much to editors Elaine Sexton, Joan Cappello and Jennifer Stewart Miller for including a poem of mine in the new issue of 2 Horatio. "Aunt Elizabeth and Aunt Eileen" is one of the small handful of poems I've written in this strange year.
I'm thrilled it's found a good home, and in such good company: check out the complete issue for new work by Jennifer Franklin, Aaron Smith, Peter Covino, Pamela Hart, Martha Rhodes, Ron Slate,
Jason Schneiderman, David Groff, Michael H. Broder and many more.
Read 2 Horatio here.