Information about the Desert City Poetry Series, contemporary poetry & poetics, and poetry readings & events in central North Carolina.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Texas Pictures

I photo-document my life fairly sporadically and unpredictably. Fortunately, I took a bunch of pictures while I was in Texas last fall for a couple of readings arranged by the dear and wonderful Farid Matuk and Scott Pierce. They also took me dove hunting in Comanche, Texas. What a strange and wonderful trip. Here are the pics.

Many, many, many thanks to Scott, Farid & everyone who came out to the readings and for drinks and for everything.....

Monday, March 17, 2008

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams -- a wonderful poet whose work over the last several years has continued to inspire and guide my own, the publisher of Jargon Society books whose list is a who's-who of the second half of 20th American poetry, and as generous and intelligent man as one can be -- passed away last night.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Reading in Nashville & Oxford, MS End of March!

The Southern Swing:

Poetry @ The Writing Studio, with Tim Earley & Ken Rumble
Friday March 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alumni Hall 117, Vanderbilt University

Trobar Ric Reading Series
Oxford, MS
Saturday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m.
at the home of Chris Hayes & Alicia Casey
for more info contact:

Thanks to Tim E. and Tom O. for setting these up!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Fun times, Fun times...

Pics for my peops....


March 8 Minor American.


Monday, March 03, 2008

Big Fun in Baltimore Plus a Punch in the Head

So much fun in B'mo this weekend -- I think I laughed from the moment I arrived to the moment I left (and then I cried because I wasn't there anymore (sigh.)) Awesome Kate Pringle came with me and made the miles speed on by (or was that my lead foot?) Gina opened the reading with a knock-out set and I walked about with her old chap (new one coming soon) and the new--most excellent--issue of the tiny. Justin read for like 3.5 minutes from his new & terrific book all about pirates. I hit my head into his fist I was so mad he read for so short a time. All our friends were there and all our friends are beautiful. Thanks to Michael Ball who should win several awards for doing what he does, and thanks to everyone for coming out! and shouts to Rod, Mel, Jamie, Maureen, Cathy, April, Lili, Chris T, and Dustin Williamson who came all the way from NYC only to leave haunted with the echo of my cackling laughter filling his head -- thanks everyone!

I'll be in Nashville and Oxford, MS, later in March and Philly in later April and St. Louis in early May. Maybe see you there?