You decide. This is Owlsley, the Fighting Burrow Owl of Our Fair University. And this is Brak, star of the Brak Show and Space Ghost Coast to Coast among others. Hmmmm.
I’ve had this bumping around in my head for the last few days, ever since Anis Shivani posted his list of “the 17 Most Important Poetry Books of Fall 2010.” That post is what I had in mind when I referred to pomposity in my last post. Seriously? The most important books of a season?Continue reading “About those end of the year lists”
I read a lot more poetry this year than I have in years past, due largely to the work I’ve been doing as poetry editor of The Rumpus. I don’t read every book I receive–I don’t have that kind of time–but I read a fair number of them at least in part, and I loveContinue reading “Favorite Poetry Books of 2010”
I found myself in a curious position a month or so ago. I had to admit in public that I’m an atheist. Well, “had to” is a bit of a stretch–I was doing a poetry reading, and in the Q&A section afterward, one of the audience members asked me, so I responded. (His question didn’tContinue reading “On Atheist Communities”
Many many thanks to Jack Bedell, my publisher and friend, to Judith Berk-King for the cover image, a photo of her plate titled “Temptation,” to Gabrielle Calvocoressi, T. R. Hummer, and Davis McCombs for their generous blurbs. And especially to Amy Letter for designing the cover and for being generally the most awesome person onContinue reading “Guess Who’s Got a Book Cover?”
Ron Santo died this morning. I never saw him play, so far as I can recall. He retired in 1973, which would have made me 4 and a half years old. I didn’t really know who he was until I started listening to Cubs games semi-regularly about ten years ago, and I really got toContinue reading “Goodbye Ron Santo”