New Interview Up at Joe’s Jacket

The handsome Stephen Mills interviewed me for his new monthly interview series featuring emerging LGBT poets on his blog, Joe’s Jacket.  Click on over to find out whether or not I write poems in the nude, how “anagram me” can be your new pick-up line, and which luscious-locked actor would play me in my bio-pic. Read More …

Formative Poetry Books

There was this viral post floating around Facebook to name your top 20 poetry books. I tweaked it; 20 felt too limiting, but 25 felt about right. I excluded more recent discoveries/obsessions/influences to sample some of the books that were important to me during my “formative” years (1998-2004). I limited myself to one book per poet, Read More …

Anne Carson’s Red Shoes

I heart the Canadian poet and classicist Anne Carson. I was introduced to her work during grad school by my friend Suzanne Hancock (also from Canada and also an amazing poet; check out her Another Name for Bridge). I had heard much about Anne’s Autobiography of Red and Suzanne lent me her copy. I read it in Read More …