You can order my book In the Field – Autobiography of an Inspector from this site, using a credit card or PayPal. In Milwaukee, you can also find it at Woodland Pattern Book Center and Boswell Books.
Juneau Park Friends is throwing a Poetry Fest in the Park on July 20. I’m on the lineup, reading some time between 12:00 and 1:00 PM. Woodland Pattern is having a popup store there, so you can buy “In the Field” too.
I’ll be reading at Pearl Street Books in La Crosse on the evening of July 25.
One of my poems is going to be translated into Chinese! Poetry Hall, Issue #5 will have a translation of “The Fifth of March on Highway 82”. It’ll be available on Amazon when it comes out. [7/17 note: it was inadvertently omitted from Issue #4.]
I was the Poet’s Monday feature at Linneman’s on March 18. On May 7, I read at Suzy’s Steakhouse in Portage. On May 15th I read in Waukesha County, at Mama D’s Coffee in Wales. The Village of Wales puts visiting poets’ work on their website, so you can read “Golden” here.
Milwaukee Zine Fest at the Milwaukee Public Library was on April 6th. Helene Fischman of Draw, Write Here compiled a zine from a collaboration I joined on February 24th. We went to the Milwaukee Public Museum “Streets of Old Milwaukee” for our inspiration and/or stimulation! I have a couple of poems in this zine and there’s art work and writing from the other creative folks who turned out.
The Milwaukee Anthology from Belt Publishing has been released. This latest addition to Belt’s city series includes my poem “On These Acres”. The book has been reviewed by the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel. I read “On These Acres” on a “Bridge the City Podcasts” interview with the anthology editor.
Prose! I write that too. I’ve joined the Ex Fabula blogging committee. Ex Fabula’s mission is to “Strengthen Community Bonds Through Storytelling”. They just updated their website. Now you can find my blog posts, recaps and stories in one spot!
On December 18 I performed at the “Seasonal Sharing Event” at Milwaukee’s new film-screening, performance, artists-and-writers work space – NO Studios. “Socializing With A Purpose” is their watchword. Milwaukee is full of serious talent. NO Studios is a place where creative people encourage and inspire other creative people to bring their projects to fruition! They offer memberships at various levels. Look at their website and see what they offer.
Freesia McKee is a wonderful poet who relocated from Milwaukee to Florida last fall. She interviewed me about “In the Field” on her blog, which is well worth following. You can read it here. By all means bookmark her blog and follow it regularly.
There was another Draw, Write Here book release at Woodland Pattern on July 20. This book contains work that was created in response to the In Tandem Theater production of “The Outgoing Tide” earlier this year. See a trailer of the collaborators’ response.
Juneau Park Friends present Poetry in the Park one Tuesday a month from May through September. I was one of the featured readers on July 10th.
I wrapped up Memorial Day weekend at Bryon Cherry’s Jazz and Poetry Night at the Jazz Estate on Monday, May 28th. On Friday, June 15th, I was in Madison with various veterans of left wing political movements of the 60’s and 70’s. The authors on the program read from their works of history, memoir and poetry at Madison’s Room of One’s Own Bookstore. Information about the store and event is linked here.
Poetry I created during the Draw, Write Here collaboration “Objects of Desire”, is featured (along with my collaboration partner Thea Kovac’s artwork) in the inaugural issue of Milwaukee’s new online poetry journal In Want of Jasmine.
My poem “Were You There?” was a 2017 finalist for Alternating Current’s Charter Oak Award for Best Historical poem.