It’s been a busy month with all sorts of good things happening. New stories appeared in three venues: “Goer” in Brooklyn’s own Lime Hawk; “Græy Area” in Mulberry Fork Review; and “Reunion” in Helen: A Literary Magazine. The renowned Brooklyn Poets organization named me Poet of the Week, and featured a recent poem, “Eight Days a Week,” accompanied by an interview.
New York Writers Workshop launched a new reading series at Red Room, the swank art deco space one floor up from the legendary KGB Bar. We’ll host Red Room readings the third Thursday of every month. Joining me for the inaugural, at which I read from the just-published Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, were the multi-talented, multi-genre writers Loren Kleinman, reading from Breakable Things, and Jacqueline Bishop, reading from The Gymnast and Other Positions. (Next month, March 19, we feature Emma Claire Sweeney, James Polchin, and Ifeona Fulani.)
And we visited 2nd Saturdays, hosted by poet Jee Leong Koh and Paul Rozario Falcone. These guys know how to create, and sustain, (and feed!) a salon. Special guest reader was the Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, whose work provided literary sustenance.