Friday, December 28, 2012

New Work

I interview Brett Price about American Books. You can read it here. I also have a long ringer-dinger of a poem in the new ish of TYPO. Check it out here. Then eat a burrito.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Friends or Friends of Friends Wrote Awesome Poetry Books in 2012 part 2

Curtis Perdue, You Will Island (H_NGM_N) Nick Sturm, Beautiful Out (H_NGM_N) Alexis Orgera, How Like a Foreign Object (H_NGM_N) Ben Kopel, Victory (H_NGM_N) Evan Glasson, Vital Pursuits (H_NGM_N) Brandon Shimoda, O Bon (Litmus Press) Paige Taggart, The Ice Poems (Double Cross Press) B.C. Edwards, To Mend Small Children (Augury Books) CA Conrad, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books) Corina Copp, Pro Magenta (Ugly Duckling Presse) Mary Austin Speaker, 20 Love Poems for 10 Months (Ugly Duckling Presse) Chris Martin, Enough (Ugly Duckling Presse) Caroline Cabrera, Flood Bloom (H_NGM_N) Ben Pease, The Wichman Cometh (Monk Books)

My Friends or Friends of Friends Wrote Awesome Poetry Books in 2012part 1

Christie Ann Reynolds, Revenge for Revenge (Coconut Books) Angela Veronica Wong, how to survive a hotel fire(Coconut Books) Hannah Andrews, Slope Moves (Coconut Books) Ben Mirov, Hider Roser (Octopus Books) Jenny Zhang, Dear Jenny We're All Find (Octopus Books) Farrah Field, Wolf and Pilot (Four Way Books) Dan Magers, Partykinfe (Birds, LLC) Eric Amling, Legal Pure (Greying Ghost Press) Sampson Starkweather, Like Clouds Never Render (O'Clock Press) Mathias Svalina, The Explosions (Subito Press) Kim Gek Lin Short, China Cowboy (Tarpaulin Sky) Andrea Rexilus, half of what they carried flew away (Letter Machine Editions) Dottie Lasky, Thunderbird (Wave Books) Lily Ladewig, The Silhouettes (Sprig Gun Press) Joe Hall and Chad Hardy, The Container Store (Spring Gun Press)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Work

I did an interview with the poet, Jenny Zhang, for Coldfront Magazine. Check it out here. Also, I'm thrilled to have two poems in the fall issue of interrupture. Thanks so much Curtis! Check out my poems here.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Interviews with Nakayasu and Gek Lin Short

This week two interviews I conducted went live. The first one was conducted by myself & Hitomi Yoshio with poet/translator, Sawako Nakayasu for The Aviary.. You can read it here.
The other interview is with Kim Gek Lin Short for Coldfront Magazine. You can read that one right here.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

New Review of Collab Chapbook!

Joshua Ware recently reviewed my collaborative chapbook with Angela Veronica Wong, released from Lame House Press earlier this year. Don't Try This On Your Piano, or am i still standing here with my hair down is still available for you to own (but I imagine, not for long!), and you can have one by clicking on over to the Lame House Press site. Thanks, Joshua!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dork Swagger 2013

I'm thrilled to announce that my first full length collection of poems will come out in 2013 on the ever-awesome Coconut Press!! Coconut Poetry We're thrilled to announce the following winners of the Elizabeth P. Braddock and Joanna Cargill prizes for poetry from Coconut Books, selected from 269 entrants: Braddock Prize (for a previously published writer): Lauren Ireland, The Arrow Alexis Orgera, Dust Jacket Cargill Prize (for a first book): Ji Yoon Lee, Foreigner's Folly: A Tale of Attempted Project Steven Karl, The End of Dork Swagger These books will all be published in the fall of 2013!!! We're also excited to announce that Coconut will publish Natasha Kessler's Dismantling the Rabbit Alter in the spring of 2014.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Readings on Wednesday & Friday

Wednesday, June 13th 7:30pm until 10:30pm Happy Ending Lounge (302 Broome st) Veronica Wong, Steven Karl, Xian Ochoa, and John Fenlon Hogan. &/or Fireside Follies Friday, June 15, 2012 7:00pm Join Fireside Follies hosts Eric Nelson and Mike Lala for their first event of the summer, featuring Deborah Landau, Timothy Donnelly, Meghan O'Rourke, Laurie Weeks, and Steven Karl. Brooklyn Fire Proof / Morgan L

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm Doing This Tomorrow Night!

This Wednesday, May 6, 8pm at Sal’s Pizzeria & Mama Maria Restaurant, 305 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, Carina Finn, Gracie Leavitt, and Steven Karl will make the magic happen in the back room restaurant of Sal’s Pizzeria (aka Mamma Maria’s–it’s the door just to the right of Sal’s takeout pizza joint). Click to RSVP on FACEBOOK. Closest subway is F or G train to Carroll Street Station. Sal’s provides budget drink and food. Tip your bartenders! Carina Finn says, “Say whatever in my bio, but it’d be great if you could include that I have a chapbook called I HEART MARLON BRANDO in a limited screenprint edition from Wheelchair Party Press and MY LIFE IS A MOVIE forthcoming from Birds of Lace and LEMONWORLD & other poems forthcoming from Co.Im.Press.” Gracie Leavitt’s first book of poems—Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star—is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. A chapbook, Gap Gardening, is out this year from These Signals Press. Recently her poetry has appeared in Conjunctions, Lana Turner,LIT, No, Dear, The Recluse, Sentence, and SET. Transatlantic collaborations can be found in Whiskey & Fox’s series “Parks and Occupation.” Steven Karl’s chapbooks have been published by Peptic Robot Press, H_NGM_N and Flying Guillotine Press. Most recently, Lame House Press has published his collaborative chapbook with Angela Veronica Wong. In one capacity or another he is affiliated with Coldfront Magazine and Sink Review. Currently he lives in Manhattan but will relocate to Miami in August.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June News

Happy June. I'm thrilled to say I have a new poem in this print issue which you can purchase here. It's beautiful and probably one of the few journals you'll read cover to cover without a care about "genre" 'casue it's just plain great writing from start to finish! The ever-awesome, Joe Hall, has been doubly kind with his words recently too! Here's a nice thing he wrote about my collab chap with Veronica. Also, here's a rad review he wrote for the double collab written by Julia Cohen & Mathias Svalina (which I guest-edited for Immaculate Disciples Press)! Finally, I have two readings left, which I'm sure I'll blog about as they approach but here are the basics: Southern Writers Reading Series with Angela Veronica Wong Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 7:30PM | Southern Writers Reading Series | Happy Ending Lounge (302 Broome St.) | New York, NY Fireside Follies, June 15 |7pm|Brooklyn Fire Proof |119 Ingraham Street (at Porter Ave.)| Brooklyn, NY| Subway: L train to Morgan

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

General Idea Reading 5/25/12

General Idea 7 comes to you on Friday May 25 at 7pm. Brickbat Books, Philadelphia. Readings by: Christine Hamm, Steven Karl, Filip Marinovich, and Angela Veronica Wong.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Northampton, MA

I went to Northampton for the first time this past weekend. I got to read with Dan Magers & Emily Pettit at Flying Object which is a place you should definitely check out. The trip was fun. There were people being pushed in shopping carts, poets touching trees, gifts of ties by Paige Taggart, and Emily & I talking A LOT of basketball. This Sunday, I'll be reading in DC. If you're in the area, do come out! Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm Jordan Davis, Steven Karl, Angela Veronica Wong and Tony Mancus @ DC Arts Center Please join the In Your Ear Reading Series for a reading by JordanDavis, Steven Karl, Angela Veronica Wong, and Tony Mancus at 3PM onSunday, May 20, 2012.

Monday, May 7, 2012

I.M. for Sister (10-31-71-05-07-11)

What do you think has become of the young and old men?/ And what do you think has become of the women and children?/ They are alive and well somewhere,/ The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,/ And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end arrest it,/ And ceas'd the moment life appear'd./ All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,/ And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. "What Is the Grass?" Walt Whitman

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Last Go Around (for a while) on the East Coast

As some of you know, I'll be out of the country from late June to late July & then moving to Miami. Below is a list of dates & locations for what will, more than likely, be the last readings I do on the East Coast for quite some time. I hope to see you at some of them & as always, thanks for the support! May 12th: Flying Object Northampton, MA 8pm with Dan Magers, Emily Pettit, and music by Jono Tosch and Horsebladder. More info here. May 20: In Your Ear Washington, DC 3pm (Suggested donation-$5) with Angela Veronica Wong and Tony Mancus. More info here May 25: General Idea Philly, PA 7pm with Filip Marinovich, Christine Hamm, and Angela Veronica Wong. More info here June 13: Southern Writers Series New York, NY 7:30 with Angela Veronica Wong, other readers TBA. Presumably more info here June 15: Fireside Follies Bushwick, NY 7pm. Readers TBA. More info here

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Some News, Some News

Thanks to everyone who came out to either the Chapbook Release Party or the CUNY Chapbook Festival. Also, a super-big thanks to everyone who has bought or pre-ordered the book. If you haven't picked up a copy yet, you can swing over to here. If you're in BK/NYC, Berl's is currently sold-out but will get more copies towards the end of this month/beginning of May.

Speaking of the chapbook, Veronica & I have two more readings lined-up:
Sunday, May 2oth 3pm at the DC Arts Center for the In Your Ear Reading Series. Suggested donation, $5 & we'll be reading with Tony Mancus!!!
Wednesday, June 13th for the Southern Writers Reading Series. 7:30PM@Happy Endings on Broome St, NYC.

I have have two other readings
Saturday, May 12th at Flying Object in Northampton, MA with Dan Magers & Emily Pettit
Friday, June 15th for Fireside Follies in Bushwick, BK.

I leave for Japan on June 28th and come back on July 25th & then move to Miami shortly thereafter. Ah, New York... I hardly know ya.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chapbook Festival Bounty

Here's what I left the CUNY Chapbook Festival with:

Going Attractions, Brian Foley (Greying Ghost Press)
Nether and Qualms, Robert Ostrom (Projective Industries)
Szent Laszlo Hotel, G.C. Waldrep (Projective Industries)
Deformation Zone, Johannes Goransson/Joyelle Mcsweeney (Ugly Duckling Presse)
Pro Magenta/Be Met, Corina Copp (Ugly Duckling Presse)
The Fraud of Good Sleep, Catherine Theis (Sun)
When We Broke the Microscope, Julia Cohen/Mathias Svalina (Small Fires Press)
No, Not Today, Jordan Stempleman (Magic Helicopter Press)
NOO, Issue 13
That Which Just Gets Tired & The Kind, Jennifer H. Fortin (Poor Claudia)
Mined Muzzle Velocity, Jennifer H. Fortin (Lowbrow Press)
Wichman Cometh, Ben Pease (Monk Books)
Clouds Can Trees, Taryn Andrews (minutes BOOKS)
I Live Here Now, Jackie Clark (Lame House Press)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pre-Order the New Collaborative Chapbook

Soon, soon my collaborative chapbook with Angela Veronica Wong will be out in the world. Pre-order your copy here.

The amazing, clever, & lovely cover art is by Liz Wolf, who has started a stationary/paper goods line called Wolf & Wren. You may peruse and purchase her wonderful cards here.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pre & Post AWP Swag

So I realized that I either bought or was gifted a bunch of books either shortly before or right after AWP, so my reading list just got a lot larger!

Sacred Text, Eric Baus
In Canaan, Shane McCrae
Mule, Shane McCrae
Past Present Suture, Stephen Caratzas
The H.D. Book, Robert Duncan (bday gift from Dan!)
Partyknife, Dan Magers (seen various iterations of this ms & can tell you that this book is the REAL DEAL!)
How to Survive a Hotel Fire, Angela Veronica Wong (read this book as a manuscript & was honored to blurb it)
The Malady of the Century, Jon Leon
The World Will Deny It For You, Janaka Stucky
At the Point, Joseph Massey
Siphon, Harbor, Brooklyn Copeland (I read this as a manuscript so i'm thrilled to see it as book)
Morocco, Kendra Grant Malone and Matthew Savoca
adj noun magazine volume 1 issue 2 (contributor copy)
Fjords, Vol.1, Zachery Schomburg
Butcher's Tree, Feng Sun Chen

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Forklift, Ohio aka Forklift, Oeno Bin #24, Vinter 2012 (contributor copy)
We Are So Happy To Know Something #3 (contributor copy)
Coldfront Yearbook 2012 (contributor copy)
Dear Jenny, We Are All Find, Jenny Zhang (Octopus Books)
The Black Forest, Christopher Deweese (Octopus Books)
At Me, Brandon Downing (Octopus Books)
The Ice Poems, Paige Taggart (Double Cross Press)
Goat in the Snow, Emily Pettit (Birds, LLC)
Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless, Matt Hart (Typecast Publishing)
Half of What They Carried Flew Away, Andrea Rexilius (Letter Machine Editions)
Reveal: All Shapes & Sizes, Bruce Covey (Bitter Cherry Books)
(as vanish, unespecially) Morgan Lucas Schuldt (Flying Guillotine Press)
abu ghraib arias, Philip Metres (Flying Guillotine Press)
The Flood, Molly Brodak (Coconut Books)
At work The Container Store, Joe Hall + chad hardy (SpringGun Press)
The Silhouettes, Lily Ladewig (SpringGun Press)
Map Literary, Issue 1 Spring 2012
"As Amy Points Out Turkeys Are Birds" Farrah Field mini-broadside (Peptic Robot Press)
"dead passions of the city" Steven Karl (me) mini-broadsides (Peptic Robot Press)
A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon New (SOMA)tics, CA Conrad (Wave Books)
Agriculture Reader #5
Burning City, Poems of Metropolitan Modernity ed. Jed Rasula and Tim Conley (Action Books)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

No Baby

AWP! Thursday Night!

No Baby, 7-10pm, THURSDAY

Readings by:
Taryn Andrews
Cody-Rose Clevidence
Julia Cohen
Ben Fama
Elaine Kahn
Mark Leidner
Dan Magers
Rob Ostrom
Caryl Pagel
Emily Pettit
Mathias Svalina
Paige Taggart
Michelle Taransky

Sink Review 9 is Out

I'm pleased to say the new ish of Sink Review is now live!

Poetry by:

Stephanie Anderson, Sommer Browning, Tina Brown Celona, Heather Christle, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Amy Lawless, Mike Lala, Ashleigh Lambert, Dolly Lemke, Timothy Liu & Hansa Bergwall, Aubrie Marrin, Henri Michaux & Paige Taggart, Gina Myers, Bret Shepard & Jeff Alessandrelli, Brandon Shimoda, Bianca Stone, Robert Alan Wendeborn, & Jared White

Reviews of:

Raúl Zurita's Song For His Disappeared Love, Tan Lin's Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking, Héctor Viel Temperley's The Last Books of Héctor Viel Temperle

Sunday, February 19, 2012

New Immaculate Disciples Press Chapbook

I'm guest-editing the next title in Dan Magers's chapbook press, Immaculate Disciples, & I'm pleased to say, it's going to be a monster. It's a double chapbook of collaborative poems by Julia Cohen & Mathias Svalina. These are some of the best poems I've read in a long time. They are filled with whimsy and imagination, the dark stuff, the gutted stuff, & the blooming things that go bright in the sky. You can pick it up at AWP (Table Y:J2). After AWP, you'll be able to get it from the Immaculate website, at the CUNY Chapbook Fest, and from Berl's.

The cover was done by Joseph Lappie & screened near the Hudson River by Caitlin Wheeler.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Upcoming Events

I'm reading with tons of awesome people on Feb. 5th for Polestar's The White Album. See flyer in previous post.

On March 3rd I'm chairing a panel at AWP on chapbooks with awesome writers/publishers, Angela Veronica Wong, Mathias Svalina, Farrah Field and Sommer Browning.AWP 2012 | Saturday, March 3, 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM | The Chapbook Beyond Cultural Artifact: Contemporary Poetry and the Economics and Vitality of Chapbook Publishing | Honore Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL

I'm guest-editing the next chapbook for Immaculate Disciples Press which will be a double collaborative effort by Julia Cohen & Mathias Svalina. Seriously, it's so damn good! Cover art my Joseph Lappie- HOT DAMN! Come find us at Table Y.

Also, at AWP there will be copies of the collab chapbook by Veronica Wong & myself over at the Lame House table. Veronica's full-length from Coconut will also be for sale (I think).

Shortly, before AWP there will be a new edition of Sink Review. We have a new assistant poetry editor, Stephanie Willis. New things ahead for Sink!

Shortly after AWP, Veronica & I, along with Jackie Clark, B.C. Edwards and Amy Lawless will be reading on March 31st for an off-site reading in conjunction with the CUNY Chapbook Festival- location of the reading TBA.

I believe Veronica, Carter & I will read in Philly in either April or May.
Veronica and I will also read in DC in May. Details forthcoming.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sneak Peak

The front cover of the forthcoming collab chapbook with Angela Veronica Wong to be published in February by Lame House Press. Awesome cover art by Liz Wolf!