Dang, the past month has snuck away from me, a blur of traveling and dislocated shoulder and end-of-semester clogs, so I'm just doing a big list for March and April, saving the interwebs from my Gobble garble. Among it all, lots to shrine through.
C.D. Wright tribute at the Volta -- "Is there a sense that you're on a floating bed?" - Jane Miller
Red to the Rind by Stan Rice -- "I was reaching out to hold on, it was the ark of life, a mere / Rowboat"
"Bullet Points" by Jericho Brown -- "I promise that if you hear / Of me dead anywhere near / A cop, then that cop killed me."
Issue 10 of Pinwheel -- "Let’s / hold hands and walk to the water taxi in matching tank tops" - Tommy Pico
A/B (formerly Chipper Jones)
East Cameron Homies Showcase
The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel
Movimiento Perpetuo / Perpetual Motion by Paz Pardo
And The Kids -- "Let us all take off our pants / and we'll argue less"
Love & Magic Vol. 1 by Mussel
Fantasy Error by State Champion -- "At midnight, i'm sitting by a bucket of water / it used to be a bucket of ice"
Shit's Golden Four Year Anniversary Show -- Maggie Maye is it / check her out
Janalyn Guo at I Scream Social
New issue of Third Coast
Mixed Tape / Zine by Ben Seanor
Slow Lightning by Eduardo Corral
Justice by Tomaz Salamun -- "White grass burned in white flames / and I was on cocaine"
I Am A Season That Does Not Exist In The World by Kim Kyung Ju (trans. Jake Levine) -- "among Buddha's accomplishments I love wandering most"
dear girl: a reckoning by Drea Brown
Golden State Warriors 73rd win
Cody-Rose Clevidence at Yalobusha Review -- "Dude, the terror there / is lit w laugher—dude the arching / & th’ archer 2"
Rhiannon Giddens at ACL Live
"Our Lady of Perpetual Help" by Sandra Simonds -- "As you become / a character enclosed in my grammar, you / become object I’m ashamed / The yellow frogs are gone did you see them parting?"
The Wilderness by Explosions in the Sky
Three poems by Natalie Eilbert at Typo Magazine
Poetry at Round Top -- Best kept poetry secret!
Ashagalomancy by Abraham Smith -- "if anything i will go against the heart / as a drowned ear as a third dais to / venerate caw caw if anything the heart / is a campfire it tends to take a skill to tending"
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan -- one of the best novels I've read in a long time
Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (eds. T.C. Tolbert and Trace Peterson)