Cuckoo by Hokusai

“Homesickness”, Poem in Rattle Poets Respond (Online)

“In Kyoto, hearing the cuckoo, I long for Kyoto.” -Bashō, trans. Jane Hirshfield In some sense, homesickness is always a longing for a place that no longer exists. Which is to say that it is always, to some extent, existential. Yet with the rise of populism on both sides of the Atlantic, I have never …

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Poem in Rattle #44

I received my electronic version of Rattle #44 today. My poem “La Campagna, London, Friday Night” appears in it, alongside poems from fellow Pacific University MFA Alumni Daniel Bohnhorst and Kathleen Diane Nolan as well as an incisive political poem by Transatlantic Poetry’s own Janice D. Soderling. Rattle remains one of my favourite US journals–accessible …

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Poem in Rattle

Today I received contributors’ copies of Rattle #30, due out in December. The poem they published was selected as an honorable mention in The Rattle Poetry Prize. Congratulations to Joseph Fasano, whose first-place poem is wonderful, to the other honorable-mention poets, and to all those poets whose poems were selected for this special issue focusing …

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