For National Poetry Month I read Adam Clay’s “If I Could Write Small Enough, These Words would Fit on the Back of a Postcard” from To Make Room For The Sea (Milkweed Editions):
For National Poetry Month, today I read “Lake Havasu” by Lisa Wells from The Fix (University of Iowa Press):
For National Poetry Month, today I read Devin Kelly’s “The Old Catcher Considers The Failing Of His Knees” (Hobart Journal, 2021):
Today for National Poetry Month, I read Maggie Nelson’s “Tell Me” from something bright, then holes (Soft Skull Press):
For National Poetry Month, today I read Roger Reeves “Tortoise Moves Toward The Sea” from King Me (Copper Canyon Press):
Today for National Poetry Month, I read Rebecca Schiff’s “Keep an Eye on It” from The Bed Moved (Vintage):
Today for National Poetry Month, I read James Nippon’s “Butterfly”:
Today for National Poetry Month, I read “Clouds, Begin Here” by Susan Rich from her collection Cloud Pharmacy (White Pine Press).
Today for National Poetry Month, I read Bill Soldan’s “Always that Child” from his stunning new collection, So Fast, So Close (Close to the Bone Publishing) Enjoy!
It’s hard to believe we launched our 15th issue of Bending Genres yesterday! With over 35 pieces, hybrid in style: poetry, flash fiction and creative non-fiction. This is a superb issue and I have to thank our excellent, devoted editors: Jonathan Cardew, Emily Bertholf, Corey Holzman, Connie Malloy, Sara Comito, Davon Loeb, Samuel Fox, Len Kuntz, David O’ Connor, and Meg Tuite. Also huge thanks to KJ for the upload, and to Adam Robinson for that and so much more. We are a fortunate team, indeed.
Also, when our Wisconsin BG Retreat location, Cedar Valley, had to close until September 4th, this left us without a location. Within ten days, we secured French Country Inn in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Same dates as originally planned: August 16- 22. A perfect time to create, to generate new work and ideas, to be with like-minded writers and artists.
Our second BG retreat at Synergia, on the high desert outside of Santa Fe, will be September 1- 7. Meg Tuite and I plan to practice all of the safety aspects: distancing, working 6 feet apart, even our meals will be practiced with safety in mind. I can’t tell you what a difference it makes to have these plans. Especially now. There are only a couple of spots open. Join us, and if you have any questions, just email Meg or me. Or both:
I will be leading the June 19- 21 Bending Genres online weekend workshop, “Stop Making Sense.” More information is here: https://bendinggenres.com/product/robert-vaughan-stop-making-sense-writing-the-absurd-meaningless-whimsical-and-silly-june-19-21/
This is a great time to say thanks, to everyone who has made me a better person. To all of my friends and family. To anyone who thinks change is still possible. You are important. Your life has meaning.