Archive for Poetry

Media Coverage Of The June Poetry Reading

Many thanks to Serena Agusto-Cox for her followup article about sharing her poetry at the first Gaithersburg Poetry Reading in June.  It’s a gutsy piece and I’m sure a lot of poets (and anyone who presents their work to an audience) can relate to what she says.

And very belatedly, many thanks to Culture Spot and The Town Courier for their wonderful feature pieces about our inaugural reading.  Thanks as well to Beltway Poetry, The Writer’s Center, the Washington Post, and other publications that kindly listed the reading on their community calendars.

 

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Video From The Gaithersburg Poetry Reading

Our poetry reading on June 11th at The Gallery at Chesapeake Framing was a huge success.  Many thanks to Mary Jo Moon and Rachel Payne at Chesapeake for offering us such a fabulous venue, and to all the poets, Gregory Luce, Leeya Mehta, Serena Agusto-Cox, Donald Illich, and Katherine E. Young and Marysol Hohl, as well as everyone who read at the open mic.

Lucinda Marshall, Leeya Mehta, Katherine E. Young, Gregory Luce, Donald Illich, Marysol Hohl, Serena Agusto-Cox, phot by Rachel Payne

 

If you were not able to attend the reading, you can now enjoy it via video, courtesy of Serena’s husband Cris who had a camera rolling.  I had the pleasure to introduce all of the other readers, so I kept my own reading short, you can find it at the 10 minute mark on the third video.

We anticipate doing another reading in the fall, if you are interested in being a featured reader, please contact me.

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New Poem: Penn Station

Many thanks to One Sentence Poems for publishing my poem, Penn Station.  I’d excerpt it here but it’s a bit short for that.  Let’s just say that I managed to discuss trains, quinoa, and piss in one sentence.

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Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

 

Please join poets Gregory Luce, Katherine E. Young, Leeya Mehta, Serena Agusto-Cox, Donald Illich and myself for a Poetry Reading and Open Mic at Chesapeake Framing and Art Gallery in Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg, MD–June 11, 3-5 pm.

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2 New Poems in GFT’s Spring Issue

Many thanks to Ground Fresh Thursday for including two of my poems, A Contemplation of Succulence in Sonora, and End/Beginning, in the latest issue of their print journal.

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New Poem–Beautiful Children

Many thanks to Indolent Books for publishing my poem, Beautiful Children as part of their What Rough Beasts series.  The poem was written in response to our fearless leader’s statement that he bombed Syria because of the alleged chemical weapons attacks on “beautiful children”.  If saving beautiful children is our litmus test for bombing attacks, we might want to start at home.  Read the poem.

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New Poem–Just The Facts

In the midst of this national crisis of fake news, disinformation and pathological lies, it is an honor to have my poem, Just The Facts, published by The Turnip Truck(s) Writers Resist series.  This poem was first read at the Arlington, VA Writers Resist reading.  In this rather dark poem, brevity speaks to our processing of the bombardment of ‘information’ that we endure on a daily basis.

In a comment on their Facebook page, the editor describes the poem saying that it “cleverly reflects our unsettling, distorted political reality”.  That certainly is what I intended.

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New Poem–The Breakdown Of All Things

Many thanks to Indolent Books for including my poem, The Breakdown Of All Things, in their What Rough Beast series.

The poem begins,

Priests of old gods tell us
that we need a moral compass,

You can read the rest of it here.

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2 Poems–Ground Fresh Thursday

Thanks to GFT Press for including two of my poems, Furies On An Airless Night, and Tea Drinking Before Eulogy in the first Ground Fresh Thursday of the year.  2 additional poems will appear in their spring print addition, stay tuned.

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Reading At The Writer’s Center

Thanks so much to everyone who came out for the reading at the Writer’s Center despite the icy weather!  It was a great afternoon and it was fun to see so many friendly faces!

Many thanks to my son for taking this great picture.

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