Chris Rife wrote a lovely lovely review of my lady saints chapbook, CAROLINE WHO WILL YOU PRAY TO NOW THAT YOU ARE DEAD, over at Probably Crying Review. <3
I’m so so thrilled that my chapbook of lady saint poems, CAROLINE WHO WILL YOU PRAY TO NOW THAT YOU ARE DEAD, arrived early for AWP and is now out from Coconut! (also forever in love with Christine Shan Shan Hou for the awesome cover)
Describe yourself as a poet in three words: lady fragment undone
What is your chief misery as a poet? too many birds and not enough language
What you appreciate the most in a poem: a swerve I don’t see coming
If not a poet, what would you be? geologist, chef or lawyer
Who is your poetry hero and why? Historically, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning– a hero so much I wrote my first book with her by re-writing Sonnets from the Portuguese. Contemporaneously, Alexis Pope, Morgan Parker and Carrie Lorig, for starters. There are some many amazing female poets right now trying to navigate being alive and they are heroes every day.
What is your idea of happiness?
What is your present state of mind? Winter is melting, emergence from constantly being tired, craft clue marred nails, returning “home” and hunger.
Your favorite poem, ever: I don’t think I have one favourite poem, but Louise Glück’s “Mock Orange” always comes back to remind me it changed me: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/179759
Read Caroline’s poem “Plastic Sonnet #38″ at The Adroit Journal
I forgot happiness! Oh no!
I went a little crazy with AWP planning this year, because I’m moving back to England soon and who know when AWP and I will meet again. So this is all the stuff I’m doing, apart from from hanging out with you, of course:
Thursday April 9, 5-7pm,
1111 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis:SPOKE TOO JELLY: A Spoke Too Soon & Jellyfish AWP Reading!
Reading with Cynthia Arrieu-King, Erika Jo Brown, Julie Carr, Caroline Crew, Sarah Jean Grimm, Abraham Smith, Sampson Starkweather and Abigail Zimmer.
Thursday April 9, 6:30-8pm, Shout House! (110 N. 5th St.) in the Sports Bar area: Sixth Finch & Vinyl present TWIN SPEAK
Reading with Dara Cerv, Caroline Crew, T'ai Freedom Ford, Leora Fridman, Aubrie Marrin, Airea D. Matthews, John Mortara, Jess Poli, Chad Reynolds and Danniel Schoonebeek
Friday April 10th, 4pm-6pm, Segue Cafe, 609 S 10th St, Minneapolis,
2X2 in the Twin Cities: Fairy Tale Review, Gigantic Sequins, Sundog Lit, and Yemassee Reading at AWP
Reading with Matt Bell, Carson Beker, Traci Brimhall, Caroline Crew, Alex McElroy, Brian Oliu, Salvatore Pane and Elise Winn.
Saturday April 11, 2pm -3:30pm, Maeve’s Cafe, 300 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Saturday Afternoon Along NE Mpls’s In/Famous Poetry Row: An AWP Maeve’s Sessions/ Hazel & Wren/ Poetry City, USA Reading
Reading with Gale Marie Thompson, Kyle McCord, Caroline Crew, Nick Courtright, Al Maginnes, Caroline Cabrera, Dustin Luke Nelson, Tayve Neese, B.J. Love, Erika Jo Brown, Ryan Collins, Kelin Loe, Hannah Stephenson and Terry Lucas.
Saturday April 11, 7pm-10pm, Mason’s Restaurant Barre 28 Hennepin Ave So
Coconut + Bloof Wrap Party #AWP15
Reading with Daniel Borzutzky, Jenny Boully, Jackie Clark, Shanna Compton, Bruce Covey, Caroline Crew, Natalie Eilbert, Ben Fama, K. Lorraine Graham, Arielle Greenberg, Kirsten Kaschock, Natasha Kessler, Jennifer L. Knox, Ginger Ko, Jenn Marie Nunes & Mel Coyle, Alexis Pope, Leah Sewell, Eszter Takacs and Emily Toder.
Saturday, April 11, 8pm, Black Forest Inn
Big Lucks x Black Cake + Magic Helicopter: GET OVER IT (an AWP party)
Reading with Meagan CASS, Caroline CREW, Evelyn HAMPTON, Gina KIECHER, Mike KRUTEL, Amy LAWLESS, John MORTARA, Morgan PARKER, Sampson STARKWEATHER, Bianca STONE, Mathias SVALINA, Dillon WELCH + surprises!
I have a new EBB poem up at Juked…. FROM MY BOOK FORTHCOMING FROM BIG LUCKS (YAYAYAY)
A poem about my childhood rock collection is up at Ampersand Review!
I recommend reading everything you can find from these poets before these books come out, if you haven’t already???
& you know what I’m gonna put my own lil book Fake Knife because I can’t wait for it to be in the world [Kanye shrug]
& I’m sure I’m forgetting some & will update this accordingly but dang this is gonna be such a good year for poems yes yes yes.
Which will be in my first book!
Which is still a very odd sentence to say.
Thanks to Peter LaBerge & Talin Tahajian!
Today I realised I have two new poems up at Ampersand Review: one about angry bathing and hydrangeas, and one about why texting and driving is BAD.
Amazing new issues of SONORA REVIEW w/ a lady saint poem by me // truly stunning non fiction by Shaelyn Smith // great poem company with Jess Poli & Justin Carter // other faves Lily Hoang & Alissa Nutting
This one showcases my judgemental attitude towards trees.
So, last summer Chris Emslie & I began writing each other horoscopes across the Atlantic. He was in Scotland and I was in Atlanta. We aren’t there anymore. Instead, there is this beautiful chapbook compilation fromFurniture Press Books, that includes our chapbook ‘YOUR STUPID FORTUNE GIVES ME STUPID HOPE.’ And it’s hanging out with Nicole Steinberg, Lisa Tallin & Joseph Cooper.
I’m so fuzzy to have an actual thing, a real holdable thing, even when Chris is no longer my next door neighbour. Thanks Christophe Duh Casamassima!
I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE AN ESSAY IN CONJUNCTIONS.