Several of my friends are coming out with new books this fall:
Kerry Langan, a dear friend from Oberlin, is publishing her first collection of short stories, Only Beautiful and Other Stories (Wising Up Press).
Obie Holmen, a new friend from Northfield, is coming out with his novel A Wretched Man: A Novel of Paul the Apostle (Mill City Press).
Shannon Tassava has an essay in P.S. What I Didn't Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends (Seal Press).
Finally, I will be participating in two readings from the book Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose About Alzheimer's Disease (Kent State University Press) in Northfield on October 16. The first reading will be at 4:00 pm in the Viking Theater at St. Olaf; the second will be at 7:30 pm at the Northfield Retirement Community. Also participating will be the book's editor, poet Holly Hughes (a St. Olaf alumna) and Minneapolis poet Ethna McKiernan. Stay tuned for more details.
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
The frontispiece from Countee Cullen's The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929). Illustration by Charles Cullen. Click to enlarge. On...
Here's the poem I wrote and read for the student-organized International Day of Peace gathering in Bridge Square on Wednesday, Septembe...
In early August, the director of the Northfield Public Library, Teresa Jensen, asked me to write a poem to be displayed prominently in the...