My Next Heart: In Conversation with Buffalo Spree

In late February, Buffalo Spree invited Justin Karcher, Noah Falck, and me to discuss our yearlong process of producing My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry ( Blazevox, 2017), an anthology that captures many of the most prominent and exciting young voices making noise in the city’s poetry scene today — what Spree called a “youngerContinue reading “My Next Heart: In Conversation with Buffalo Spree”

New Music Reviews on The Skinny: Kendrick Lamar, BadBadNotGood, Gorillaz, Beach Fossils

I’ve had the chance to review some solid albums recently. All have appeared in The Skinny. From my review of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.: The themes are familiar from earlier efforts – but this is more obviously an effort, a struggle. Appropriately then, he laconically raps on YAH., ‘I’m a Israelite, don’t call me black no mo’.’Continue reading “New Music Reviews on The Skinny: Kendrick Lamar, BadBadNotGood, Gorillaz, Beach Fossils”

Two-Week Nonfiction Youth Workshop at Just Buffalo Writing Center

Starting Aug. 22, I’ll be at the Just Buffalo Literary Center offering a workshop for writers aged 12-18. The two-week workshop is called “Writing the Other,” and our focus will be narrative nonfiction –  the kind that calls about others, imagining oneself into the circumstances and the emotional lives of other people – or, asContinue reading “Two-Week Nonfiction Youth Workshop at Just Buffalo Writing Center”

Foundlings Vol. III Available in Stores and Online

Foundlings Vol. III launched on a bright day June, and poets and readers packed Nietzsche’s, a venerable Allentown bar and music venue for the party. The other editors and I were very happy to host visiting poets George Guida and Gerry LaFemina, who grabbed a righteous lunch with us at Gabriel’s Gate before heading over theContinue reading “Foundlings Vol. III Available in Stores and Online”