Friday, September 23, 2011

Book News

Happily, my first book of poems has been selected for publication in Parlor Press’ Free Verse Editions series (http://www.parlorpress.com/freeverse/index.html). Publication is scheduled to take place the Fall of 2012.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ornamentation and Essence in Modernist Poetry

Read an abstract and order a copy of my dissertation on the poetry of H.D., Marianne Moore, and Gertrude Stein here.

Chapterhouse Reading with hassen and Adrianne Kalfopoulou

On April 23, 2011, I had the pleasure of reading with hassen and Adrianne Kalfopoulou as part of the Chapterhouse Reading Series in Philadelphia, curated by Ryan Eckes and Stan Mir. Thanks to all who came and listened! Find information on the series here. Read an interview with hassen here.

A Selection from "The frame of forever..."

On March 16, 2011 a series of my poems were performed in a composition entitled “The frame of forever….” The composer, Norman David, directed and played with his ensemble, The Eleventet, for the world premiere, which took place at Plays and Players Theater in Philadelphia. Recording information to follow.

Throwing out candles (little ones)
Throwing out candles
And wax into it
If you were here we’d throw a big one into that flame
Though it’s ironic, you’d say drink the alcohols
So I’d sit in your shadow or near to it
And drink the flame myself
In the flame or near to it
In the flame which is my wish
As a tree for thought and the readymade of it
The bargain comes next
However plump
                          (first published in MiPOesias: The David Trinidad Edition)
You lie in a told tree sure
And the books of elders beside it
You lie in a told tree sure
And the books of elders beside it
The books of elders in the told tree
And the books of elders beside it
Beside it the told tree
And the books of elders beside it
Beside it the books of elders
The told tree beside it
You lie in a told tree sure
And the books of elders beside it




Fall Poems

My poems on the Kelsey Street Press blog.