Podcasts + New Poems
I've been awful about updating this news page and a lot has happened this past fall, including several Accidental Player events, a reading for Prolit Magazine in Philly, and a few podcast appearances. So here's a round up:
Accidental Player now has its own website which has the schedule for the Winter/Spring season up, and it includes an archive of past events. Additionally, Accidental Player is now publishing chapbooks! The first title, Planchette by Sean Collins, will be released at an event in Philly on Thursday, January 17th.
Late this summer, I talked to Mike Ingram for his new podcast called Day Jobs. It's focus is on art, money and what artists do to support themselves if they aren't able to do so through their art. I talk about the range of jobs I've had (factory worker! bartender! web content writer!) as well as the ability (or inability) to do residencies and the cost of poetry book prizes. The episode came out in December, and the most recent episode, featuring Bud Smith, just dropped this week. Check out Day Jobs.
I also spoke to Jeff Alessandrelli and Sunny Bleckinger for their new podcast The Steer, which features writers talking about music and musicians talking about writers. It was a lot of fun to drop by the KBOO studio when I was in Portland and talk to Sunny and Jeff, and I love that they assembled a playlist to close out the episode. Other episodes feature Justin Phillip Reed, Eileen Myles, Jonathan Lethem, and Laura Gibson. Check out The Steer.
I also have two new poems in the January/February issue of American Poetry Review. They included one of them, "Emma," online. Read "Emma" at American Poetry Review. (They seem to have pulled a photo of me that's about ten years old!) Since I was pretty much only happy with two poems I wrote this past year, it was nice to have them picked up by a journal I've long admired!
Onward into 2019!