Frank O'Hara's Last Lover is one of my favorite reading series in the city's rich poetry history. On March 14, I had the great honor of reading with two of my favorite poets anywhere- Fred Moten and Raquel Salas Rivera. Thanks so much to curator Jason Mitchell for hosting us at The William Way LGBTQ Community Center- one of my favorite poetry nights ever.
Ciudad Santuario(Das Kapital Ediciones) has seen the light of day. The work is translated into Spanish by friend & comrade Carlos Soto Roman. There is also a surprise publication from Libros del Pez Espiral- a translation of my chap-length poem (also by CSR) entitled Diary of Perversities & Main Events. We toured Chile together throughout Santiago, Valparaiso, and Valdivia. The whirlwind took us to universities, high schools, bookstores, galleries and a couple of Pablo Neruda Houses- sometimes with 2 or 3 gigs a day. Nothing is better than going on the road with a good friend and a great poet. Thanks for everything Carlos!
It was a blast to help debut the Outbound Poetry Festival during Poetry Month. Powerhouse Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher put together the week-long festival that was kicked off at Ulises by Philly Youth Poet Laureates Otter Jung-Allen, David Jones, Yolanda & myself. Also, I needed to leave soon after so as not to spend all my money. There's so many amazing art books in an innovatively curated space. Discover Ulisessome weekend soon.
(L to R: unknown, Sydney Coffin, Jessica Johnson, Frank Sherlock, Yolanda Wisher, Li'l Theo, David Jones, Kerwyn Sutherland)