Hello from Kennewick, Washington! I’m pit-stopping here en route to Portland, where I’ll be reading alongside other contributors for the Portland Review’s Winter 2016 issue launch and 60th anniversary party. PR was kind enough to include my poem, “Friends Long Absent Are Coming Back to You” in this issue, and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on it. The event is at Literary Arts in downtown Portland, 7 pm. If you’re in the area, check it out! Click here for details.
As I rolled into the motel parking lot here in Kennewick, my phone dinged with Twitter and Facebook notifications and I saw that my poem, “Fold,” was up on Vinyl Poetry’s (recently redeisgned and gorgeous) website as the poem of the week! I’m really grateful to KMA Sullivan and Phillip B. Williams for giving my piece this special slot, and it’s safe to say that this is the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me at a Super 8 in Kennewick. (And very cool in general, not just in the ultimately thin realm of good things you can find out in motel parking lots.) Click here to read!
And then cruise around the rest of the site. Among the many gems to choose from, there are poems from friend & fellow Missoulian Philip Schaefer up last week, CutBank’s All Accounts and Mixture contributor Kayla Rae Candrilli, and CutBank 82 contributor Anders Carlson-Wee! I also keep returning to this poem by Alysia Nicole Harris, and this poem by Jessica O. Marsh. Vinyl is updated every Wenesday and Sunday, so check back frequently- the hits just keep on coming!