My book Ice Mountain: An Elegy has been made into an album by the Belgian artist and composer Swoon (Marc Neys).
My daily microblog The Morning Porch is ten years old today!
I rarely send work out, so it seemed like an odd coincidence that two of my videopoems were screened on the same day—October 28—at poetry film festivals more than 4600 miles apart.
Ice Mountain is the only book of poetry in the 2017 Banff Mountain Book Competition longlist.
Since I was spending the summer in London where the wifi is blindingly fast, it would’ve seemed like a waste not to make at least a few videopoems.
A summer in London gave unparalleled opportunities to exploit terroir through local or regional malts, hops, herbs, fruit, and water.
Three videos based on the book by Marc Neys and Marie Craven, a review by Rachel Barenblat, and a radio interview with Jason Crane.
I’ve just added a new artist’s statement of sorts, though unlike most such documents it focuses less on what I’m making and why, and more on how I’m making it. Perhaps it’s really more of an apologia.
Like yeast, a book is proofed, in the older sense of proof/prove meaning to test. But for many authors, having a published book is proof (in the modern sense) that one is a Real Writer.
Publication of Ice Mountain is less than two months away! It now has a page on the publisher’s website, where you can admire Beth Adams’ beautiful cover illustration, read the book description and the blurbs kindly provided by two good friends, poet Todd Davis and environmental activist extraordinaire Laura Jackson, and even go crazy and order the book at the lower pre-publication price. But if, like me, you’re the discriminating sort of buyer who likes to sample first, here’s an excerpt from the book.