April 2021

April is National Poetry Month, an ideal time to write a poem a day with National/Global Poetry Writing Month. Today is April 8, and I’m seven poems into the challenge. Writing a poem a day frees me from the need to polish immediately. It’s all about the practice of observing, reading, discovering new poems and poets, and moving with the momentum of the challenge.

Some publication and book-related events are happening this month.

My new poetry collection, The Feast Delayed (Terrapin Books), is available for pre-order and will be released on May 3.

Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor accepted two poems for Issue Two, forthcoming later this month. I’ll join editor Lori Howe and a fine group of poets for a virtual gala opening and reading on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 6 pm CDT. The event is free and open to the public via Zoom. Details and link available here.

Red Wing Arts (Redwing, MN) is hosting virtually its annual Poet Artist Collaboration Opening Reception on Friday, April 30, 7 pm CDT. I’m honored to have two poems in the exhibit, which will be paired with visual art. Details and link available here.

More readings are in the works, and publications are forthcoming. Please check back for updates.