NEA artist statements live

After a short delay, the National Endowment of the Arts has posted the artist statements and sample work for this year's fellows, which includes yours truly. They posted "Customer Loyalty Program" alongside my statement, I hope you'll check it out! From the statement: "Poetry thrives because it crystallizes something vital—the mind’s attempts to make sense … Continue reading NEA artist statements live

“A New Gun…” on the Best American Poetry blog

Thanks to Mark Bibbins, editor of The Awl (may that lovely site Rest in Peace), who reintroduced my poem that appeared there in 2016, "A New Gun Folds Up to Look Just Like a Smartphone," to a new group of readers at the blog for the Best American Poetry series. I wish the poem was less relevant today … Continue reading “A New Gun…” on the Best American Poetry blog