POEMS

“The Imagination, Drunk with Prohibitions,” from All You Do Is Perceive, at Poetry Daily

“Rescue Song,” from All You Do Is Perceive (at Gulf Coast)

Mother’s Love (as it appears in American Poetry Review), from All You Do Is Perceive

A squib on race, poetry, and Tony Hoagland’s “The Change,” plus a poem,
“A Lynched Man Came With the Mail Onto My Desk”

Five poems from The Garden Room

“Some Rain” from Fabulae (and The Best American Poetry)

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION 

“Guardian”: One morning with an alarm salesman, at Better Culture & Lit

Left Behind“: My war with poetry after my mother died

An essay, in letter form, on Brenda Shaughnessy’s Our Andromeda

Why I started writing about race (my piece pops up in the center of the page)

 

ESSAYS ON POETICS 

Motherhood, space-time, sentimentality: On Brenda Hillman’s “Time Problem” (at Voltage Poetry)

An essay on George Oppen at Jacket Magazine

An essay on Robert Hass at the Poetry Foundation (click on POEM GUIDE)

Excerpt from “Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye: Notes on the Ends of Poems” (in The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics)

 

INTERVIEWS

All You Do Is Perceive: The Paris Review interview

An interview with Haines Eason on The Garden Room

interview film editing giant Walter Murch, who adapted Curzio Malaparte’s Italian stories into poetry

 

AUDIO/VIDEO

Nothing says “Happy Mother’s Day” like a poem about an abortion: Poetry Off the Shelf podcast (with Erika Meitner)

New poems in the audio archive at From the Fishouse

The black voice in John Berryman’s Dream Songs: video of my talk at Harvard