2017 Year in Review in Reading

I always feel like I’ve never read enough. These are the covers of the 30 books I completed reading in 2017, though some I may have started the year before. Some of the books are important. Some of them are fun. Some are both.

New poem: ‘Benevolent Assimilation’ in re:asian magazine

Thank you, re:asian magazine, for including me in the “firsts” issue! The poem touches upon things I’ve been thinking about since grade school when I first read the phrase “benevolent assimilation” as a U.S. description of its colonial policy with the Philippines. The magazine has also published a photo I took of the home myContinue reading “New poem: ‘Benevolent Assimilation’ in re:asian magazine”

Recent press: Quick Sip Reviews on my poem ‘Instructions for Astronauts’: ‘strange and haunting’

Thank you to Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews for taking the time to read my work and write about it. Very cool! Quick snippet “strange and haunting” and “great”! If you need more, here are some snippets from his review of “Instructions for Astronauts”: This is a rather strange and haunting poem about humanityContinue reading “Recent press: Quick Sip Reviews on my poem ‘Instructions for Astronauts’: ‘strange and haunting’”

Recent press: Times Union on my Pushcart nomination

If you read my announcement on this blog last week, then you already know this news. But it caught the attention of the good people at the Albany Times Union, including current arts editor Gary Hahn. He worked his magic and one of the newest hires to the TU, Sara Tracey, was kind enough toContinue reading “Recent press: Times Union on my Pushcart nomination”

Paul Klee + Gertrude Stein + Nederlands Dans Theater

On the fifth floor of the Met Breuer, in an exhibition called “Humor and Fantasy — The Berggruen Paul Klee Collection,” is this untitled Paul Klee watercolor painting from 1914: A dance program called Shutters Shut was performed among the Paul Klee work by two dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater who danced in timeContinue reading “Paul Klee + Gertrude Stein + Nederlands Dans Theater”