I'm very excited to announce the Albion Books release of Neighbor Ballads. More than a year of archival research and oral history interviews inform this series of poems celebrating immigrant narratives of seven South Philadelphians. Their stories are shared through ballad form, paying homage to the impact each has made on the character of their neighborhood.
Who knew I'd be mentioned in the New York Times Arts Beat with John Ashberry, Adrienne Rich, James Dickey and Daniil Kharms? I love almost all of those poets! A big shout-out also goes to Nicole Donnelly who painted the incredible covers/canvasses.