The first poem in a short series, “Archives of Summer,” is out today in The Decadent Review. Further poems—“Archives of Autumn,” “Archives of Spring,” and a reprint of “Archives of Winter”—will appear in The Decadent Review as the year progresses. The “archive” poems are some of the final unpublished poems from my recently completed manuscript, Postrock.
I am thrilled and honored to announced that for the next three years (2022–25), I will be the Cora A. Babcock Chair in English at Hartwick College. This position will support continued work on my current scholarly book project, Too Big to Read: The Megatext in the Twenty-First Century, the publication of my just completed poetry manuscript, Postrock, and my next two books of poetry, 2018–202X: Sonnets and Synthwave.
For a glimpse into this work in progress, see my recent essay, “‘Is an Archive Enough?’: Megatextual Debris in the Work of Rachel Blau DuPlessis,” and some select poem(s) from Postrock and from 2018–202X: Sonnets.
On July 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT), as part of the Significant Others Reading Series—a “series dedicated to new books and the shadow texts that inspired them”—I’ll be giving an online reading of some of my sestinas from the latest issue of Always Crashing along with some of the poems in their background radiation. Mary Biddinger and Day Heisinger-Nixon will also be reading. Get the link to the reading here and order the issue here.
Some new poems are in the fifth issue of Always Crashing: “Sestina I,” “Sestina II,” “Sestina III,” and “Aubade and After,” all part of a project I’m in the process of finishing up this summer. I’m absolutely delighted and honored to again appear in the pages of this excellent journal.
The most recent sonnets in my ongoing sequence–“2020.12,” “2021.01,” “2021.02,” “2021.03,” and “2021.04”–are in the third issue of Version (9) Magazine.
Nuclear and Environmental
Henry Fountain, “An Extraordinary Iceberg Is Gone, but Not Forgotten.”
Jacob Blumenfeld, “Climate Barbarism: Adapting to a Wrong World.”
Joshua Rothman, “Can Science Fiction Wake Us Up to Our Climate Reality?”
Julian E. Barnes and Helene Cooper, “US Battles Putin by Disclosing His Next Possible Moves.”
Apoorva Mandavilli, “Yes, Omicron Is Loosening Its Hold. But the Pandemic Has Not Ended.”
Steven Kurutz, “Too Young to Feel So Old.”
Alexander Provan, “The Great Equalizer” (from June 2020).
Nuclear and Environmental
The New York Times, “Postcards from a World on Fire.”
Keith Collins, Josh Williams, Denise Lu, “Before and after the Tornado: Devastation in a Historic Neighborhood.”
David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, “As China Speeds Up Nuclear Arms Race, the US Wants to Talk.”
And Ben Smith, “A Comedy Nails the Media Apocalypse.”
This spring, Hartwick College and the Department of English will present the last two readings of the 2021-22 Visiting Writers Series. All readings take place at 7 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
Admission to the readings is free and the events are open to the public. Attendees and all campus visitors must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be required to provide either their vaccination card or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Any visitor requiring an exception to this requirement must complete this form and receive prior approval from the College. Masks are required in all College buildings.
Krys Malcolm Belc will read on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
Michael Peters will read on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
For more information, visit the Visiting Writers Series webpage.