My New Gig & Props to Some Past Students

Sorry for not posting for so long, but I was in transition. The good news is that Salisbury University rocks. I am really enjoying my new position. I am having my intro reading Wednesday the 16th of October in the Worcester Room of the Salisbury University Commons at 8pm. Come on by if you are in the area! I have also really loved the community here in Salisbury. I have met some really interesting local artists. Also, we have a killer Vietnamese restaurant here. And Salisbury roughly translates to Cunning Fort--how cool is that?

I am also lucky to be featured on Beloit Poetry Journal's blog this month. Please pop by and read & listen to the poem and comment on the essay. I'd love for us to have a lively conversation. I will also have the privileged of being part of Superstition Review's pod cast on the 24th of December. Check it out if you get a chance. I read three poems. Also, my book is still on track to be out in early 2014 with Elixir Press--so that is still rocking right along.

I wanted to give a shout out to a few of my former students who are rocking things right now. Jordan Durham has a poem in the forthcoming issue of OVS and is the new managing editor of Fugue! Melanie Tague has a poem in the forthcoming issue of Weave Magazine and is now on the editorial staff at River Styx! Kathleen Caplis has poems in the fothcoming issue of Louisville Review and is an intern with Burntdistrict and Spark Wheel Press! And Gerardo "Tony" Mena's first book is due out from Southeast Missouri State University Press in 2014! I am honored to have blurbed it. Pick it up when it is released--it is amazing. I am lucky to have worked with such incredible writers. I am excited to watch my students accomplish even more in the next year.

Anyhow, if you haven't been to Maryland's eastern shore, come visit. It is a strange place with a strange history that is full of interesting things to do. Until next time, have a rockin' autumn.