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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

UCSD Library V-Blog

It's that time of year: National Poetry Month.

One of the things I've done this year to celebrate is to participate in the UCSD Library's V-blog for poets. Click on the link to see poets such as Rachel Winchester, Alex Bosworth, and myself (among others) read and discuss poems on video. I read two poems from my recently released Mendeleev's Mandala. 

And for my poet friends, it's not too late to participate. Christina Continelli is still accepting videos, so follow the link for more info.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Black Tongue's New Issue

I have been a fan of S.Marie Clay's Black Tongue Review since I first ran across it. Pairing artwork with poetry, this journal stretches the interpretations of both pieces of the equation.

The new issue went live this week, with poems by Rae Armantrout and Nin Andrews, paired with the artwork of Lara Zankoul and Sophie Lécuyer / Farid Rasulov (respectively). Other featured poets include Maureen Seaton, Molly Bendall, Jane Wong, Kim Kyung Ju, Brittany Tomaselli, and more.

Artists whose work particularly captured my imagination include Omid Asadi (seriously, check this out--he cuts tiny designs out of actual leaves), Ashwini Bhat (a favorite of my husband's), Stephanie Inagaki, Polly Morgan, and Travis Bedelgeuse.

And I couldn't be more thrilled to have my poem "A Metronome is the Opposite of Wind" paired with the vibrant and intricate paperwork of Yulia Brodskaya. Here's a little bit about Yulia:

"Yulia Brodskaya is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator with a long list of international clients. She uses two simple materials--paper and glue, and a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper--to make lush, vibrant, three-dimensional paper artworks." See more of Yulia's work and learn about her here.