News and Events
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I'll be updating this site with news concerning my work and readings, as well as including features for Stone Soup Poetry, where I host almost every week. For slightly more updated news, more personal material, and occasionally more quirky things, you can visit my regular blog:
September 15: David H. Agee and Lee Varon Present the Work of Mascha Kaleko
David H. Agee has been the ultimate Stone Soup Poetry audience member for at least as long as I've been hosting the venue. In recent years, however, he has taken to the open mic to give small micro-feature-length presentations on various moments in poetry's history. This Monday, he get's top billing, as he presents, along with Stone Soup regular Lee Varon on the life of German poet Mascha Kaleko (more information about her, and David's past presentations, can be found via the link above). This is a feature I've wanted to do for some time. In the near future, I will show some of David's other contributions to the venue since he's been coming to the Out of The Blue's current (and soon to be fomer) address. Another fitting final feature in Out of The Blue's closing chapter.
Stone's Throw#1 is Now Available at Stone Soup
I have decided to come out with Stone's Throw, a regular zine comprised of contributors from the crowds of Stone Soup Poetry and Oddball Magazine. After nearly a year of immersion in web publishing with Oddball, doing this back-to-basics, three-stapled, one-sided-copies approach seemed like the perfect thing to do. For each issue of Stone's Throw, poets will be chosen and invited to contribute poems that either relate (however closely or loosely) to each issue's selected theme. This first issue's theme is "Desperation." If you come to Stone Soup, you can pick up a copy of issue #1 and not only read print-exclusive work from Jason Wright, Andrew Borne, and Toni Bee but also the first ever published poems by newcomers Scarlett Pedersen and Dexter Roberts. There's also work from poets who don't get published enough like Laurel Lambert and Martha Boss. All that, plus a nice cover by my friend and longtime collaborator James Conant. If you live in the Boston area, you can also ask for a copy from a contribtor if you run into one.
My Book Patron Emeritus Is Available
My book came out in 2013. You can get a little bit more info on this page or even this one. The most important information is where to buy it. Please click here and do so if you haven't already.
My Work In Sounds of Wind
The anthology Sounds of Wind: New American Lyrics debuted as part of the Drini Poetik International Festival of Poetry in Prizren, Kosovo. Albanian poet Lediana Stillo, who has been attending school in Massachusetts, asked me and other American poets to contribute to this volume, including Ian Thal, Dave Brinks, Maggie Cleveland, John Sibley Williams and several others. I am honored to have of my poems appear here both in English and in Albanian as translated by Lediana. As of now, there is no way to obtain this book, but hopefully that will change soon and I will be able to make announcements.