Trailer- History, Impact & the Magical Heartbreak

I spoke with the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage about my fellowship experience and its impact on my poetic practice. Sometimes I sit. Sometimes I walk. 

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Words on a Wing: Philly Loves Bowie

                                            (w/ Zoe Strauss & Lynn Bloom- photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky)

During a great night at the Free Library, I got the chance to talk Critchley, dividualism, Celan, utopian dystopias- and of course David Bowie. I also debuted a Scary Monsters-flavored poem composed for the event. It was a real pleasure to share the stage with DJ Robert Drake, Perry Genovesi, Toby Seayand Peter Humphreys. And, as always- a treat to run into these two. Thanks to Patti Brett for putting this whole festival together. 

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