The word is officially out: this summer I’ll be releasing an anthology, Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop, with Sundog Press and Green Writers Press. I’m so proud of the lineup we’ve got in there: 400 pages of poems, including everyone from Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, and Amiri Baraka to Yusef Komunyakaa, Kim Addonizio, Joyce Carol Oates, Kevin Young, and Danez Smith. 88 poets in all (the number of keys on a piano).
And, of course, we’ve got a dope cover from Michael J. Balzano.
We’re looking forward to putting the finishing touches on this project and then getting it out into the world as soon as we can!
Check out a new piece in Diode Poetry Journal. Because who doesn’t love poems about boys playing with lipstick?
So happy to have a poem in this new issue of The American Journal of Poetry, which is just packed with excellent authors and poems.
I so happy to announce that it’s finally here: my translation (with Alejandro Merizalde) of Jaime Sabines’ work is out in the world! This book has been 12 years in the making. Check it out here:
You can check it out here.
A poem to remind us of spring, as I’m about to head off to school in 20 degrees: Off The Coast