Groovin’ Holiday Show: Sunday December 16 at 6 p.m. at 53 Above, 318 West 53rd Street in Manhattan (just west of 8th Avenue).
“Emma, Anna…Onward” just ended its run at the Hudson Guild Theatre. It took a new look at Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina and Lily Bart (from The House of Mirth), along with a roster of strong 20th and 21st century women changing the world in big and small ways. It featured one of my poems, and me in a few small roles. Here’s the cast and crew.
I just did a recording of my essay “Big Breaks,” which appears in Cagibi journal, edited by my friends and Writers Studio colleagues Sylvie Bertrand and Christopher Shade.
You can hear me reading two of my poems and talking about their origins on the Writers Studio page of a new platform called Ense (an audio equivalent to Instagram).
Listen to my interview with the editor of Bookends journal here.
Here is video of me reading from my novel manuscript at the Writers Studio 30th Anniversary Reading at the Strand (May 2017).
I’m pleased to report that I was just chosen by the Norwalk High School Alumni Association to have a plaque on the school’s Wall of Honor. Instead of a speech, I recited a poem I wrote for the occasion.
Click here to order my chapbook, Victory Boulevard, published in 2018 by Finishing Line Press. And here I talk at length with the editor of The Chapbook Review about the creation and marketing of the book.
In spring 2018 I won the Best Column award in New York Press Association’s prestigious Better Newspaper Contest. Details here. My work has also placed in eight recent literary contests, three at Glimmer Train literary magazine. I was one of four finalists for the 2015 Robert and Adele Schiff Award for fiction, one of two finalists for the 2016 Bass River Press Poetry Competition, and a semifinalist in the 2016 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. I am also a two-time winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.
Click here to read my poem “Proper Pairs” in the September 2017 issue of Literary Mama.
The Society of Classical Poets chose my poem “New York Villanelle” for their homepage.
I’ve been working on a vast project translating Jacques Brel songs. I’m up to 63! Five of them are up at Brooklyn Rail’s InTranslation website.
I have a story in The Writers Studio at 30, a 500-page anthology of fiction and poetry by teachers, students and some celebrated friends of the school, including Jennifer Egan, Matthew Klam and Edward Hirsch. Order a copy here.