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Giveaway Winners and Video/Pics from the Phx Art Museum tour
(above photo stolen/borrowed from Jia Oak Baker) First- thanks to everyone who entered this year's Big Poetry Giveaway drawing. My cat Snoki supervised the drawing to ensure transparency and the winners were: My own collection The Existentialist Cookbook go...
(above photo stolen/borrowed from Jia Oak Baker) First- thanks to everyone who entered this year's Big Poetry Giveaway drawing. My cat Snoki supervised the drawing to ensure transparency and the winners were: My own collec...
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Time for the Annual Big Poetry Giveaway (first year with my own book)
It's time for the annual Big Poetry Giveaway that Kelli Russell Agodon started six years ago, in order to introduce and share poetry and call
attention to some of the poet blogs that are still active in the face
of twitter and facebook soundbytes. All you...
It's time for the annual Big Poetry Giveaway that Kelli Russell Agodon started six years ago, in order to introduce and share poetry and call attention to some of the poet blogs that are still active in the face of twitter an...
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One Night-Only Art Mirage Pop-Up Performance and 3 poems up at Drunk In A Midnight Choir
The good folks over at Drunk In A Midnight Choir were kind enough to put up three of my poems up on their page. One is an ammosexual PSA, another deals with a downtown Superman, and the last one was about seeing Peter Jackson's documentary on Damien Echols ...
The good folks over at Drunk In A Midnight Choir were kind enough to put up three of my poems up on their page. One is an ammosexual PSA, another deals with a downtown Superman, and the last one was about seeing Peter Jackson...
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Recapping the 4th Annual Contemporary Poetry White Elephant Gift Exchange
Twas the season for my annual Contemporary Poetry White Elephant Gift Exchange at Glendale Community College. This was our 4th year of spotlighting and sharing some of the worthwhile poetry that probably doesn't get stocked on the bookshelves of the nationa...
Twas the season for my annual Contemporary Poetry White Elephant Gift Exchange at Glendale Community College. This was our 4th year of spotlighting and sharing some of the worthwhile poetry that probably doesn't get stocked o...
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May the odds be ever in your favor.
Here's a giveaway to win a free copy of my new #poetry book. To enter, just leave a comment at the end of this five question interrogation at the Off The Page blog.
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Crashing the NewTimes' list of 100 Phoenix Creatives (and Goodreads, too)
"I make art because I want to document the ideas and experiences that I am too socially inept to tell you about in person." --from my recent Q & A with the Phoenix New Times after being included in their annual list of 100 Phoenix Creatives. Read the rest a...
"I make art because I want to document the ideas and experiences that I am too socially inept to tell you about in person." --from my recent Q & A with the Phoenix New Times after being included in their annual list of 100 Ph...
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Reasons Not to Recall Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Reasons Not to Recall Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Because taxpayer funding shouldn’t be squandered on chalkboards desks or science textbooks Because the new economy is built by prisons & incarceration is a renewable commodity Because the fate of public educ...
Reasons Not to Recall Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Because taxpayer funding shouldn’t be squandered on chalkboards desks or science textbooks Because the new economy is built by prisons & incarceration is a renewable commodity...
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Behind The Poem: Kurt Vonnegut, Las Vegas, and Pearl Jam
Several people have asked me about this poem from The Existentialist Cookbook : It was from back when I bought some overpriced scalper tickets and skipped a few days of high school to drive up to Las Vegas with a friends to see a Pearl Jam show during their...
Several people have asked me about this poem from The Existentialist Cookbook: It was from back when I bought some overpriced scalper tickets and skipped a few days of high school to drive up to Las Vegas with a friends to ...
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My book reviewed in Stirring and a Cary Elwes sighting: inconceivable!
Closing out a terrific 2014, I was excited to see this thoughtful review of The Existentialist Cookbook in the December issue of Stirring (by poet Donna Vorreyer ). " The syntax of many of these poems is clipped,
fragmented, and end-stopped, giving the rea...
Closing out a terrific 2014, I was excited to see this thoughtful review of The Existentialist Cookbook in the December issue of Stirring (by poet Donna Vorreyer). "The syntax of many of these poems is clipped, fragmented, a...
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New poem in Threepenny Review and Fast Five Interview at Off The Page
An early Christmas present arrived in my mailbox in the form of my contributor copy of The Threepenny Review . I was already excited and proud to have my poem " Comfort Food on Two Tongues " included in such a fine journal, but I was delighted to discover t...
An early Christmas present arrived in my mailbox in the form of my contributor copy of The Threepenny Review. I was already excited and proud to have my poem "Comfort Food on Two Tongues" included in such a fine journal, but ...
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The illustrated Walt Whitman and way behind on the catching up
It's been a few months since I have posted any updates on here, but it's because I was so busy doing lots of things that were worthy of updates! So even if nobody reads these anymore, I am committed to bringing this blog back up to date over the next few we...
It's been a few months since I have posted any updates on here, but it's because I was so busy doing lots of things that were worthy of updates! So even if nobody reads these anymore, I am committed to bringing this blog back...
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Three (now, four) Poems from my co-host Bill Campana's new book "Said Beauty To The Blues"
So all of your friends bought the latest Mary Oliver or James Franco books because that's what's always in stock on the Barnes & Noble shelves...but you'd like something under the mainstream radar. Something outside the curriculum that can be your secret. O...
So all of your friends bought the latest Mary Oliver or James Franco books because that's what's always in stock on the Barnes & Noble shelves...but you'd like something under the mainstream radar. Something outside the curri...
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Arizona poet. New collection The Existentialist Cookbook is being published by NYQBooks. Reads at bookstores, bars, colleges, hair salons, museums, and laundromats. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Barrelhouse, Gargoyle Magazine, New York Quarterly and many other literary journals. Hosts a monthly reading series at Glendale Community College.

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