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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 Steinhere.

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 bes…

Fall Poems

My poems on the Kelsey Street Press blog.