Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Additions to My Library Since My Last Post

I'm very happy to have these titles recently join the family of books on my shelves:


The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems by Agha Shahid Ali [2009, W.W. Norton].

The Flashboat: Poems Collected and Reclaimed by Jane Cooper [2000, W.W. Norton]

Appleseed by Matt Bell [2021, Custom House]

Blue Lamentations and other noisy scrawls by Sharon Gariepy Frye [2017, Cold River]

She-Oak by Linda Goin [2019, Musehick Publications]

Asylum by Elizabeth Marino [2020, Vagabond]

Rattle #71 [Spring 2021]

A Plumber's Guide to Light by Jesse Bertron [2021, Rattle]

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Kristi Yamaguchi, Michael Jordan and Me

I am extremely grateful to Heidi Blakeslee and GAS: Poetry, Art & Music for such a kind and generous review of my book Rattle and Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019. "The manic exuberance of pure genius"? Comparisons to two of the greatest athletes of my lifetime? I feel a bit speechless and undeserving, but nonetheless delighted.

You can read the whole review here: https://gaspoertyartandmusic.blogspot.com/2021/03/a-review-of-john-burroughs-rattle-and.html

Book published by Venetian Spider Press.

Cover art by Emma Anderson.