The 2018 San Diego Zinefest just happened, and lots of love to everyone who came out with their creative wears, and to those who picked up poems at my table. For all the details, scour their site: http://www.sandiegozinefest.com/
In the picture are artifacts from Jillian Sandell, modempunk.com, Jennsteffey.com, clairekrueger.com, the SDSU Zine Club, https://thegiantrat.carrd.co/, wendyandthevoid.com, jaylilliane.com, thekidandi.bandcamp.com, and a few others who are a bit more elusive. You might find their stuff at Verbatim Books in San Diego, but check out their work if you’re into the zine-arts!
I’ll be at the San Diego Festival of Books on 8/25 at noon, with the wonderful local powerhouse, Verbatim Books.
Check them out all day, hosting local authors hour for hour. Click here for their facebook event.
If you’ve been a fan of digital chapbooks that were housed for free on press websites, but then found those presses to have disappeared, you know just how delicate some areas of our poetry ecosystem are, and what they simply cannot handle. I used to have a chap that went away, but now it’s back again.
I hope you enjoy Carry On, a collection of elegies. You can find it, along with other zine projects in the Chap/Zine part of this site. Carry On is also available wherever you like to pick up books of poems.
If you’re in Indianapolis, LA, NYC, or SD, I’d love to see you at one of these readings!
March 30th, 2018: w/ Jane Elaine Harris, Jan Selving, and C.S. Carrier at the Pop Culture Association Conference, in Indianapolis, In
April 14th, 2018: w/ Adam Stutz at the Poetic Research Bureau, in Los Angeles, CA
April 19th, 2018: w/ Janet Kaplan, Lauren Hilger & Joanna C. Valente, and Steven Alvarez at Berl’s Poetry, in Brooklyn, NY
April 28th, 2018: Group reading at Vermin on the Mount, La Bodega, Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA!
There’s a new issue of pacificREVIEW out of SDSU, and I have a poem in there called “Hammer,” side by side with work by Jim Ruland, Kazim Ali, Hanna Tawater, and Michelle Bonczek Evory. It’s also on the amazon.
The editor of this Errant Mythologies issue was Hari Alluri, a poet I missing having in the San Diego community.
From Limerick, Ireland, check out the latest Issue 3 of Silver Streams, where in there’s a poem called “To Ghosts.”
There’s a new poem in The Leveler Poetry for the first week of December (and ever after in the archive). Here’s a link to that: http://www.levelerpoetry.com/yes-levelheaded/
One of the things I love about this journal is the added feature of the “levelheaded” read, where the editors offer some response/analysis of each poem they publish. If it helps you, as a reader, to know, there was a 5 day-old goat whom I held at a farmers’ market in L.A. once. There have been other goats since, but they’ll have to wait for other poems…
I know you love stories, poems, and essays, but how do you feel about a game of 8-ball? How about literature racked up and ready to break?
Sean Thomas Dougherty has curated a new collection called Double Kiss: Stories, Poems, & Essays on the Art of Billiards, and included a poem of mine there in. You can find more details over at Mammoth Books, and if you want to find the poem, you’ll have to go through the joyous task of digging through the wonderland of the old No Tell Motel archive…wherein there is much magic….
I hope you enjoy the Vol. 2 No.1 issue of AMP Magazine, a project out of Hofstra University, and a poem called “Traffic in Indie Circles.” Though a resistant student who aggressively refused to try to understand Ashbery’s Chinese Whisper (if I recall my presentation was “Here are some poems. You figure it out”), Janet Kaplan is a wonderful professor, a powerful writer, and I’m humbled this poem caught her editor’s eye.
It’s for two students who were in my first workshop at the University of Illinois, excellent writers who seem to run on the same Chicago scene, and they sent a photo one day that was overwhelming joyful, and this poem overflowed from that.
Moonsick Magazine, a journal promoting women, queer, and non-binary voices, is a publication doing what it clearly means to do: challenge the traditional literary canon of cisgendered white men. The editor’s note is right here. It’s one of those journals that I’m positive cisgendered white men send to all the time, even when the guidelines specifically make it clear which voices the journal is calling for.
But they also have an annual DUDE issue, and you’ll find “Leave No Trace” in that one. It’s humbling to have work welcomed into this space, and I hope you enjoy it, but also hope you enjoy going back to the issue regularly to read essential, yet marginalized, voices.
There’s an older poem in the new issues of decomP, which I hope you enjoy.
It’s a piece that causes me to rethink context, and how the poem must resonate beyond where it started. It’s an older draft, and helps me to remember the chanting of shapes.
The latest issue of Poetry International is out, with some of the finest writing I’ve read all year. Among much talent is a little poem I wrote last year called “Please Don’t Center Poems.” If you want to subscribe, and get that issue of damn near 600 pages, it’s out!
This poem will come around again, in a tiny tiny chapbook soon, and I’ll be sure to let you know all about it when it does.
Just in time for the end of a difficult year, here’s a new poem in The Coachella Review!
I hope you enjoy “Palliations of Early Summer” over in the latest Birch Gang Review. They’ve paired it with a photography: “Calumet Windows” by K. Carlton Johnson, which doesn’t look like many of the windows where I live now, but definitely resembles the sides of houses in places where the poem comes from. Take a look!
There are three poems up at Across the Margin. If we’re allowed to dig out own work a bit, I don’t mind saying that “Feast” and “Barking Spiders” are two of my favorites of the work I’ve done in the last few years. I hope you enjoy them, too.
The good people at The Cossack Review asked me some questions, and I did my best to give them answers–and a photograph with my chickens. You can scratch around the whole thing by following this link.
There’s a new issues of The Cossack Review, and you can find everyone who’s in it, and how to order a copy over at their website. There’s also a rumor that there will be contributor interviews up there pretty soon, over at The Volga, their blog (which already has some excellent content).
You can read a sample of the right here.
Among the 96 pages of action in the latest Carbon Culture Review is a poem called “Acts.” I hope you enjoy it, and pick up a copy to check out some of the graphic work they’re pairing with the literary goodness!
I cranked out this little sonnet for my students, and thought this would be a good place to share it. If you teach, and would like to use it, go for it! Just please let me know.
Please Don’t Center Poems
Please don’t center your poems. Margin left,
which is natural and easy on eyes.
The lines want to sit over here, chickens
on a perch, together and warm, left left.
Please don’t center your poems, since they are
not greeting cards, nor lyrics. They are not
the lines in the road, sides spaced for cars
to pass through, avoiding the swept clean curbs.
Please don’t center your poems, but feel free
. to play with the spacing a little bit.
. No one will die if a line wanders out
. with purpose: poetry as detective
. seeking answers in wide open danger
who makes it home, safely, or moves way out.
Note: the periods at the beginning of the lines in the last stanza are only to get the spacing to show up on here on WordPress.
Look for two poems in the latest Ping Pong. This issue also features a folio of poems from Central America: lots of work I’m excited to read!
Details for ordering and subscribing at here.
It’s an honor to be included in the latest Carbon Culture: The intersection of Technology + Literature + Art. To read “Public Radio” and “Bird Rock Avenue,” just click right here!
An additional poem, “Acts” made its way into the print edition, mentioned in a separate post.
If you come across A Sharp Piece of Awesome out of Taft College, I hope you enjoy a poem I have in there called “On a Morning of Resolve.” The design work from James Meetze is pretty wonderful, and the cover art by Kerry Hyatt makes it look very good!
It looks like my poem from Arsenic Lobster made it into the 2014 Anthology, which you can purchase right here!
The good people @SquackBack took a whole mess of poems!
Check out H_NGM_N #16, where I have two poems among many wonderful people! #HM16
If you click the twitter link, it’s already hashtagged up for you!
The legendary Dan Gutstein (who runs Blood and Gutstein) was kind enough to interview me for Delphi Quarterly about a whole bunch of stuff–“Old School Values: A Conversation with Writer and Publisher Adam Deutsch.”
I hope you enjoy this little poem from a new manuscript in-progress. CA Conrad was kind enough to let me read it for Jupiter 88, and I’m not really angry, regardless of how I look…
I love InDigest, and they liked these two poems.
Here’s a poem from Prick of the Spindle, Vol. 8.1, for Xavier Robinson, and I hope he’s alright.
The good people at Similar Peaks have this poem for you…
Here’s a poem in Hawai’i Pacific Review. I hope you like it.
I hope you like this one over in Arsenic Lobster, 32, Summer 2013.
I hope you enjoy this poem in Mojave River Review.
I hope you enjoy two poems from August 2013’s Caldera Culture Review.
Two poems from the July 2013 issue of Thrush, a wonderfully kind publication.
A talk about the collaborative aspects of publishing, from the pages of Fringe Magazine, back in Issue 28.