Monthly Archives: September 2015

One new poem, with audio

…here at Upender:

The Updike Joke and After: an essay

….here at Change 7:

New full-length poetry collection

I am proud to announce my new full-length poetry collection, Opaque Melodies that Would Bug Most People (After the Pause Books, $8 paperback).

Cover art by esteemed Memphis artist Pinkney Herbert. The publisher is Opaque Melodies coverdonating all profits from the book to Mid-South Food Bank.

Order it here:

Poetry October 2015

Poetry Magazine (properly called just Poetry) was begun by Harriet Monroe in 1912. In the first decade of its existence it published T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” as well as work by H.D., Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Marianne Moore. The magazine discovered such poets as Gwendolyn Brooks, James Merrill, and John Ashbery.


Contributors have included William Butler Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, William Carlos Williams, Joyce Kilmer, Carl Sandburg, Charlotte Wilder, Robert Creeley, Wallace Stevens, Basil Bunting, Yone Noguchi, Carl Rakosi, Dorothy Richardson, Peter Viereck, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, e. e. cummings, Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Tennessee Williams, among others.


I am humbled to be included in the October, 2015 edition, alongside such luminous poets as Franz Wright, Claudia Emerson, Ron Padgett, Susan Elizabeth Howe, Jonathan Galassi, et al.


This issue is on sale at my bookstore, Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis, for $3.75. It can be ordered here:

It can be ordered here:

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My 100 word story

…here at….wait for it….100 Word Story:

I talk about Memphis Movie and bookselling

….here at The Brooklyn Rail:

Honored by Richard Alley