Thursday, December 25


Since I'm not writing, I'm reading (or re reading)

The Red Gaze--Barbara Guest
Imitation Poems--Patrick Durgin
on melody dispatch--Corrine Fitzpatrick
Daddy Clean Head--Christine Stewart
Kyotologic--Anne Gorrick

I hope to be writing again soon.

Tuesday, September 30

New York Next Week

Hello I'm reading two places in New York next week


18th Annual Subterranean Poetry Reading

Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 2pm

with: JJ Blickstein, Steve Cotten, Teresa Genovese, Steve Hirsch, Geof Huth, Maryrose Larkin, Susan McKechnie, Wayne Montecalvo, George Quasha, Alana Siegel, Lorna Smedman, Charles Stein, Carl Welden, and R. Dionysius Whiteurs

The Widow Jane Mine
Century House Historical Society
Route 213
Rosendale, NY 12472

A $5 donation is suggested to benefit Century House

For directions, visit the Century House website at:


A house reading in Manhattan, and you can email me at for details.

Tuesday, September 16

Barnes and Noble Reading

Barnes & Noble Reading Series is delighted to present poets Dale Favier, Dan Raphael, and Maryrose Larkin.

When: September 17, 7:00 p.m.


Barnes & Noble

1317 Lloyd Center // Gift section

Portland, OR 97232


Hosted by: Tom Mattox

Dale Favier
has taught poetry, chopped vegetables, and written software for a living. Currently he works half-time as a massage therapist and half-time as a database administrator for a non-profit. He is a Buddhist, in the Tibetan tradition; he lives with his wife and two nearly grown children in Portland, Oregon. He never wrote much poetry until he began blogging a few years ago, at Mole – and fell in with bad companions, with whom he eventually brought out an anthology, Brilliant Coroners. He has an M.Phil. in Medieval English Literature from Yale, and his most recent work has been translations of Old English alliterative verse.

Dan Raphael: All that matters about dan raphael is the poetry, which he performs in places like Wordstock, Bumbershoot, Burning Word, Mountain Writers, Portland Jazz Festival and KBOO. His most recent books are Breath Test and Showing Light a Good Time; he's currently working on his new manuscript City Rain Coincidence. Current poems appear in Stringtown, Otoliths, Knock Journal, Skidrow Penthouse and Refined Savage.

Maryrose Larkin
lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books), Whimsy Daybook 2007 FLASH+CARD), and The Book of Ocean (i.e. press). Maryrose is part of Spare Room, a group of people who organize readings and other events in Portland. She is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press.

Sunday, September 14

Anne Gorrick's Kyotologic

I've been friends with Anne Gorrick for almost 25 years, and I don't think there is anyone who has had more influence on my writing. Her book, Kyotologic, has been published by Shearsman and available through SPD

Monday, June 23

Judy Roitman's No Face and Catherine Daly's Vauxhall

I'm very much not thinking about blogging, poetry or poetics right now but I wanted to share that my dear friend and compatriot Judy Roitman's No Face is available from SPD. I've seen most of the book in manuscript and it is wonderful.

AND, Catherine Daly's Vauxhall just came out from Shearsman!

Buy these books. I dare you.

Wednesday, April 30

The New Talkies


If anyone is still reading, I'm in the NEW TALKIES neo benshi extravaganza on Saturday. Please come

Sunday, February 17


As a personal aside, my new job is keeping me very busy, and I hope to return to blogging bach in March.

Meanwhile, read this interesting essay about a recent poetry event in Portland by my friend Chris here

Tuesday, January 29

notes on blogging bach

I've started a new job and I'm very tired, so blogging bach will be erratic.

Part of the problem of free writing, or writing through something is that what appears on the blog is fodder for what comes later, but mostly it feels like the work I would write if I were a lazy poet. Or a poet without interests.

I wanted to see what would happen to writing through when it was observed.

Tuesday, January 1

Some commitments this year

1. Finish the Late Winter 30s
2. Publish more other people's chapbooks.
3. Blogging Bach (January/February)
4. Neo-Benshi project. I was thinking of using Joan of Arc, but now I'm thinking of using Lain: Serial Experiments. And the language master.