Tuesday, August 12, 2014

HERE'S  a listing for fall 2014 arts  events in Ireland, including an announcement of my show, DARK WHITE, at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrim. Very much looking forward to the opening there on September 5, 2014 when I'll meet the other artists in the show and give a reading from my book THE PUBLIC GARDEN: POEMS AND HISTORY and newer work, perhaps including "Pearl Paint," an essay selected by Dermot Healy for the just-published FISH anthology.

St. George's Terrace
Carrick on Shannon
Co. Leitrim

071 96 50828

Monday, August 4, 2014

Excited about the chance to collaborate with the Peralta Hacienda in East Oakland on our "Home and Away" project. Thank you, Creative Work Fund!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Pain and sympathy"


   William Kentridge

     on the ethics of writing and art

     about the pain of others


     certain doubts of William Kentridge

     (a documentary)

 ("a piece of paper flying through the landscape")

Friday, December 13, 2013


A few years ago a friend read THE PUBLIC GARDENS and suggested I look into Pattie McCarthy's work.

I read MARYBONES and loved it; here's my review at Jacket2.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stan Mir's Review of THE PUBLIC GARDENS

Stan Mir's insightful review of THE PUBLIC GARDENS is online at Jacket2.

I like the way he takes into account my entire working life (as what my daughter used to call "a booker"), not just my identity as the author of my own book. 

Also nice: he refers to an interview I did with Kate Greenstreet, one of my favorite poets, in 2010, before I'd found a publisher for THE PUBLIC GARDENS.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

 Here's a link to my poem,

and here's a ridiculously short list of some wonderful Irish/Irishy books:

THE GREEN FOOL by Patrick Kavanagh
ARE YOU SOMEBODY? by Nuala O'Faolain
    (and all of her other books)
BY THE LAKE by John McGahern
O'CLOCK by Fanny Howe
NO LONGER AT EASE by Chinua Achebe 
    (see scene with mouthy Irish nurses and Nigerians)
SELECTED ESSAYS by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill 
    (and this video of her poem, "Athair" / "Father")