I am beyond thrilled to be joining the cast and crew of Signal Fire for their summer expedition into the Wallowas Mountains in northeastern Oregon. Joining a dozen other artists, musicians, writers, and explorers for a week in the backcountry in search of wolves, art, and wide open night skies (among other things), it is an incredible honor to join the team. Should we find those wolves, well, we promise to leave them exactly where we found them.
The New Orleans Review has an interview with Melissa Malouf, author of the sly and elusive More Than You Know (Dalkey Archive Press). While she’s quick to recommend a certain Netflix series for summer entertainment, I couldn’t be quicker to suggest this superb new novel instead – it’s a jewel, and like the finest-cut gems, gleams ever so differently each time you look at it. Perfect for beaches, bars, or anywhere in between.
Pelican Bomb has a brief take on the Unfathomable City broadsides, recently reprinted by the Rebeccas Solnit and Snedeker. For those in the New Orleans area, there are a few still left floating around…
I’m honored that the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association has reprinted several more of the poems from Coronary in its recent issues, poems called “Donor” and “Cough.” My thanks to the editors, as always.
The New Orleans Advocate has a wonderful writeup of the Ebb and Flow residencies at A Studio in the Woods, which have been running for the past three years. It’s an honor to be mentioned, especially in the company of such remarkable and talented artists. Next year the Studio will be offering residencies to Tulane faculty and graduate students for the first time; details are available on the Studio website.
For those in the Hattiesburg area, or anywhere within spittin’ distance, this weekend (May 2-3) USM is hosting the Moorman Symposium on Poetry, with a special focus on the relationship between the poetry of the New York School and the South — a fascinating topic, and with a list of speakers including David Lehman, Angela Ball, David Kirby, Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel, and Barbara Hamby, there’s nowhere else in the Gulf South for poets or poetry lovers to be. The symposium is, remarkably, free and open to the public; more information is available at the USM website.
Now that the news is out, I’m incredibly honored to say that I’ll be joining the crew of Signal Fire for their summer expedition to the Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon. Signal Fire, based out of Portland, is a remarkable organization that specializes in taking artists of all disciplines into areas of remote wilderness and allowing them to pursue their practice both in and about these special settings. I’m honored to join such talented individuals, cast and crew alike. For those who are interested in other expeditions they offer, more information about Signal Fire is available on their website.