About the Poem I essentially wrote this poem for a dare. Click here to read the text of the poem, and more about how it came to be. Process Notes Having already enhanced this ekphrastic poem with imagery, I decided that a film-poem seemed like an obvious next step. Visually, the film follows the poem’s […]Read more »
It somehow escaped my attention that four new poems appeared in Issue 9 of Fowl Feathered Review toward the end of last year. I responded to a call from Virgil Kay, mastermind of this highly eclectic online journal, via Twitter. The wild assemblage of text in various languages and images from different eras reminded me […]Read more »
I just came back from a week-long spiritual retreat wherein I was completely off the grid to discover that two new poems of mine are now available online. “Historic Spring” appears in the Fall/Winter issue of PoetryBay, an online literary journal edited by George Wallace. Do check out the full issue as it is consistently […]Read more »
Good things happen on Twitter. I have Gail Borrow to thank for introducing me (and my work) to Rachel Stirling via this recent tweet exchange. @Stirlingwriter Ah, a lovely challenge for a Thurs morn! The work of @PeakePoetics is my response. — Gail Borrow (@GailBorrow) January 29, 2015 I scrambled an electronic review copy of […]Read more »
I first met Portuguese artist and editor Paulo Brito online. He kindly published an essay I wrote about magical realism in his journal The Ironic Fantastic, and then re-approached me recently for an interview on his website. In it, I talk about my influences and mentors, current projects, and writing process. You can read all […]Read more »
“Poetry must be as new as foam, and as old as the rock” -Emerson Dichotomies are often false but useful. Contemplating the similarities and differences between British and American poetry, having steeped myself in both for some time now, I have been slicing my experiences as a reader along two axes: innovation and craft. Ancestors […]Read more »
“You do not have to be good.” -Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese” What kind of poetry will people be reading 100 years from now? It is impossible to predict for sure. Yet certain quantifiable trends in the poems published over the past hundred years give a definite indication of where poetry has been, and may give […]Read more »
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