Monday

Samuel Delany Day


I was honored to give a toast to a polymathic master recently- the great Samuel Delany. Thanks so much to Tracie Morris for including my tribute in Jacket2's The Motion of Light: Celebrating Samuel Delany.

You can read my account of Chip, Wonder Woman, and the trucker cruise here.

Friday

City Real & Imagined Remix 2015


Five years after the release of The City Real & Imagined from Factory School Books, CAConrad & I revisited the project, re-shaped by new works that create a new dialogue with the original text. The occasion was an exhibition by visual artists Mat Tomezsko, Roberto Lugo, Amze Emmons, Drew Leshko and Jesse Krimes. The show took our book title & went in its own direction, emerging as The City Real & Imagined: Urbanism, Identity & Identification.

Thanks to the artists, to The Painted Bride, and especially to everyone who came out to share this special night.

Fact-Simile Trading Card

The Fact-Simile final season of poet trading cards is out in the world, and I'm rounding it up in the best possible company- with Fred Moten and Claudia Rankine. My design is a riff on Mike Piazza's Topps 1994 baseball card.

JenMarie and Travis MacDonald continue to traffick poetry through the world in its most interesting and creative forms.

You can see the entire set of cards here.

See the wider magic of Fact-Simile's work here.

Theresa Rose & Wind Challenge

Thanks so much to Theresa Rose for including me in her Wind Challenge performance at Fleisher Art Memorial. Check out her work that focuses on South Philadelphia here.

Wednesday

Write Your Block 2015

Write Your Block kicks into gear for 2015. To learn how to participate, find workshops, or explore activities yourself via the downloadable toolkit, visit the Tumblr site here. You can also see your neighbors' poems posted or share your own.

Tuesday

Questions of Practice

Friday

Black Friday



During his time living in Philadelphia, Carlos Soto-Roman & I collaborated on a number of projects. One of my favorites is a translation of Black Friday, by Chilean poet Jose Angel Cuevas.

ixnay press features the poem here.