Poetry Against War with Taras Shevchenko

I was honored to help celebrate the 200th birthday of poet  Taras Shevchenko during this critical time for the people of Ukraine.

I was also happy to read Lukoil from Serhei Zhadan, a modern -day Shevchenko & a badass of his time.

You can find the Philadelphia Inquirer's article "Ukranians Use Poetry as a Rallying Cry" here.

Pew Center's Fellows Friday

Here's a little Q&A with the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for Fellows Friday. Photo taken between two spirit guides.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

I had a great time spending the hour with Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY's Radio Times. We talk about writing your block, Yevtushenko, psychogeography, writing through illness, New Orleans & more.

The hour is archived at Jacket2  for your listening pleasure.

Neighbor Ballads at Kelly Writers House

The Neighbor Ballads reading at UPenn from this fall is now available on PennSound.

Michelle Taransky's intro is here.

I discuss the project here.

And… the Ballads themselves are here.

Much thanks to Michelle & Whenever We Feel Like It!