Monday, May 21, 2012
Publishers, poets, and editors Colleen Lookingbill and Elizabeth Robinson have culled ten years of work from their Etherdome Chapbook series and have issued a beautiful new anthology, AS IF IT FELL FROM THE SUN.
Poems from my chapbook HESITATION KIT are included in this anthology, along with some of my newer work. Brilliant book designer HR Hegnauer adapted one of my collages for the cover.
AS IF IT FELL FROM THE SUN is available from Small Press Distribution.
Friday, May 18, 2012
|From Robert Lowell's "91 Revere Street"|
I mentioned Robert Lowell in the Kenyon Review interview, then went looking for the book on my shelf and couldn't find it. Perhaps I'd sold it? I've sold thousands of books over the years. We had a tiny apartment, we needed money . . .
I went into Moe's to get a few things last week. Found Lowell's LIFE STUDIES/FOR THE UNION DEAD in the "used poetry" section. It was my own copy! I'd bought it in Brooklyn in 1990 and sold it to Moe's in December of 2010, before moving to this new apartment in Oakland. They sold it back to me for $2.50 (half-price). Bookstore as pawn shop!
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on the Boston Common
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Alison Peters reviews The Public Gardens for the East Bay Express
Click HERE for the review.
"Dickinson's privacy, Whitman's barbaric yawp, Thoreau's hermitage, Emerson's and Olmsted's public spheres, and the beauty and mess of the commons, including cemeteries that become gardens, playgrounds, places for kissing — these things nourish me," said Norton. "I hope my book is like a public garden, a place where everyone belongs, in any season, alone and with others."