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More often than not, when I tell people I am a poet, in those rare moments when I leave The Womb and actually interact with strangers, I am greeted with a polite smile, which is another way of saying, “I don’t read poetry and I have no idea why you would write it because nobody …

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Oh, Blog, I’ve missed thee! It’s been 11 months since my last confession … So, where was I? Ahhh, yes. Baseball. As a general rule, I don’t like talking about poetry (or writing about it or even thinking about it too much, if we’re being honest). But when the right person catches me in the …

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When I was six years old, my grandfather took me to see Buddy Rich. I had just had my first drum lesson less than a week earlier, on a little wooden practice pad. The sticks were practically the length of my tiny arms. My first lesson book, which I still have, was Buddy Rich’s Modern …

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I just re-read my previous two Medium posts, the one that ended The 366 Day Project, and the one from when sQualor // gLamour came out. In those, I talked about the experience of feeling like I had finally become a poet. I talked about magick and intimacy and the power of holding a physical …

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I’m not entirely sure what to say about this book. Chapbook. Zine. Whatever you want to call it. I will say that it’s very personal, though not in a way that you may readily understand. I will say that it is thoroughly suffused with magick, if you believe in that sort of thing. I will …

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I am obsessed with the physicality of poetry. We’ve already talked about specific locations holding lines of verse, and the scavenger hunt that occurs when we try to find them. This month, ever so slightly more traditionally, let’s talk about visiting places that are associated with poets and poetry, from the past to the present. …

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Soon, we’ll be sending each other postcards & letters. Then we’ll have to invent a new courier system. #Circular #22ndCentutyRebellion – Me, talking to @little_oracle, this morning I’ve tried to write about this before, and I always end up sounding like that old person who yells at kids to GET OFF MY LAWN! But there’s …

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When my first book, The Esbat Sequence, came out in 2012, I got to work almost immediately on the sequel. I knew what came next, which is rare (and often unimportant) in poetry. I worked for nearly a year, in and around my responsibilities as a performing musician, and got a fair way into the …

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Poemstalking

I’ve been writing five lines a day since last August. In four day’s time, as you read this, the year-and-a-day project will be complete. To say that I have been utterly transformed / transmuted by this intentional, magickal act would be an understatement. On the surface, writing five lines a day doesn’t sound like much. …

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“If you get loud, everyone gets louder to top you. And then everyone’s shouting and no one’s listening. If you want everyone to listen to you, get quieter. People will listen.” ~ Clive Barker I think Mr. Barker’s quote there is more than a little optimistic, but I’ve always liked it, nonetheless. I am not …

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