mark levine

Belated: Where I gush about a favorite Mark Levine poem by Diana Khoi Nguyen

And forgot to share the news here. Well, better late than never!

Also: ML emailed me the morning the link went live to thank me for writing the piece, which spoke to him. I had a total fangirl moment while reading the email in the local pharmacy.

That was a wonderful day! Which I am reliving 5% of today, months later.

 

EDIT: Just realized I mentioned it marginally, but I didn't talk about the ML email, so this post stays its execution.

Out of Touch, Still in Touch by Diana Khoi Nguyen

At the eve of AWP (we fly out of Philadelphia tomorrow evening), it seems appropriate to provide an update. Apologies for the long interval between updates, but I swear--not much has been happening.

But now, so many upcoming readings! 2 this week in Seattle at AWP, then a Providence reading in March, and a Brooklyn one in April. It's like I'm on a slowly moving tour that mimics the trajectory of scattered pigeon poop.

And on the prose front, my disshelved prose debuted on the Poetry NW blog this past Saturday! You can check out my take on a "reading list" here. Also totally forgot to pimp my short personal essay on Mark Levine.

Hopefully upcoming is an interview series, and seasonal reading lists ...

This week (Thurs/Friday), you can find me at the Lana Turner booth. Please come say hello!