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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Craigo Stamp of Approval

Today Mendeleev's Mandala got poet Karen Craigo's stamp of approval over at her blog Better View of the Moon. Craigo's popular blog is committed this year to festooning (or appreciating, as she calls it) a book of poetry a day. Yes, you read that right--a. book. a. day. So far this year she has already covered the books of poets such as Sarah Eliza Johnson, Athena Kildegaard, Karen Skolfield,  Nicole Rollender, and so many more. How many more? Well, I mentioned 4 plus me, that makes five, and today's the 19th (in America) so 19 less 5 is 14. 14 more. And counting. Hurry! Get over there and catch up before tomorrow's poet is appreciated!

What are you still doing here? Get going!

And thank you, Karen Craigo!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Going South

All a-tingle to have three poems from Whiteout (forthcoming from the University of Alaska Press) in the recent issue of The Southern Review, alongside Charles Simic (!), Gary McDowell, Floyd Skloot, Chloe Honum, David St John (!), Ryan Teitman, Laura Van Prooyen, James Lee Burke, Joelle Biele, David Bottoms, Jacqueline Osherow, and more! Thanks to poetry editor Jessica Faust for her support!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Asian Poetry: Me?

Just found my first book The Insomniac's Weather Report on the Barnes & Noble Asian Poetry Page, alongside Basho, Tagore, Li Po, Sam Hamill, Jane Hirshfield, the Bhagavad Gita, and more.

How exciting!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Pleased to find Whiteout (forthcoming from the University of Alaska Press, July 2017) on Memorious editor Rebecca Morgan Frank's list of Anticipated Books of 2017, alongside work by Erica L. Sanchez, Bill Knott, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Michael Bazzett, Andrea Cohen, Alex Dimitrov, Jehanne Dubrow, Leslie Harrison, Jill McDonough, Karyna McGlynn, Kiki Petrosino, Christina Pugh, Tara Skurtu, Jennifer Tseng, Erica Wright, Lloyd Schwartz, Jacques Rancourt, Derrick Harriell, and Molly McCully Brown. Check it out!