Organizing Isolation on Peach, and Other Poetry #Wins This Week

been a week full of poetry #wins. Me on Peach. Babble at Geneseo. Dave Eggers at Bable. Toni Morrison on her way to Buffalo. Eve Wilson on AFROPUNK. Prince on Foundlings. This isn’t in chronological order, nor is it in order of importance. But this post started as a way to share the poems fromContinue reading “Organizing Isolation on Peach, and Other Poetry #Wins This Week”

“Speak, poet”: Buffalo News highlights new poets in the city’s scene

The Buffalo News Gusto cover last week featured an arresting image: facing out of the page, a man in a black leather jacket, head bent to a slim volume in his right hand, left hand rising and cupping as if around a palmed bird or baseball, lips curled to push out a poem. This is News photographerContinue reading ““Speak, poet”: Buffalo News highlights new poets in the city’s scene”

Submissions Open For Buffalo “Under 40” Poetry Anthology

Buffalo poets aged 40 and under can submit to a new anthology of verse through April. BlazeVOX will publish the project in December 2017. There’s been a lot of buzz around Buffalo poetry lately. The Just Buffalo Literary Center continues to do great work for the city — this year alone they brought Booker-winner MarlonContinue reading “Submissions Open For Buffalo “Under 40” Poetry Anthology”

Babble Presents: Ben Brindise and Rotten Kid

Last week I got to review Ben Brindise’s new chapbook, Rotten Kid, in The Public. The book, out from Syracuse-based Ghost City Press, contains a fresh mix of fiction and poetry, focusing mostly on memory, the process of finding a voice, and an exploration of a voice’s limitations. Ben asked me to serve at MC for the nightContinue reading “Babble Presents: Ben Brindise and Rotten Kid”