Friday, December 10, 2010

Surgical Poems in the New Issue of Thermos

Read the first poems from "Operating Theater" (the working title of the my third book (in progress)) in the new issue of Thermos. Also find amazing poems from Caryl Pagel, Brad Richard, Elisabeth Benjamin, Laura Walker, David Bartone, Richard Greenfield, and Lauren Shapiro, as well as some drawings by New Orleanian Brad Benischek.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Winter Comes to Chicago--A Film Screening

Catch a screening of my poem-film "Winter Came" along with other video work by Justin Cabrillos, Laura Goldstein, Amira Hanafi, & Kurt Heintz at Red Rover Experiment #40. Read along with the film using the newest issue of Cannibal.

October 23, 2010
at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Avenue
suggested donation $4

near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible
7pm event / doors lock 7:30pm

Monday, June 21, 2010

My First Radio Interview

 . . . In which I sound like I am doing my impression of the perfect NPR voice.

Thanks to Rafael F J Alvarado and Brett-Candace, hosts of the Moe Green Poetry Hour on Blog Talk Radio for this opportunity. Listen to the podcast.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Upcoming Reading in Santa Monica

I'll be reading and showing a poem-film in Santa Monica later this month.

Thursday, May 27th
8:00 PM
Frank Pictures Gallery / Bergamot Station, A-5 / 2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.828.0211 tel /

Other readers include Jessica Fisher, Amaranth Borsuk, & Kate Durbin. Hope to see you in California!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Glass Darkly: Combining Poetry and Film in the Internet Age


Date: Sat. April 24, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Video Theater, Lower Level
400 S. State Street
Program: Poetry Fest
About this event:
A screening and discussion of short films by contemporary poets experimenting with the digital combination of word and image. Movie-poems selected by Nathan Slawson (editor, Dear Camera online magazine) and Carrie Olivia Adams (poet, filmmaker) will be screened, including works by Adams, Zachary Schomburg, Kate Greenstreet, and others.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm Reading at Myopic Books

Hear a little something new!
Sunday, March 28th @ 7:00 PM
Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Send Me Your Small Presses

Dear Friends,

Beginning this week, you can find me blogging over at The Constant Conversation, a new endeavor from the smart review site The Quarterly Conversation. In this new role, I hope to spend much of my time highlighting small presses and the great work they do for poetry, by reviewing chapbooks (an often overlooked but very revealing format in its small size--if poetry is the concision of prose, then the chapbook might be the poetry of the book . . . not sure about that analogy, but perhaps) and presenting interview profiles of small presses and journals. Through these profiles, I want to not only bring attention to the great work these presses do (often as a volunteer effort), but to open a larger conversation about the publishing industry today and its relationship to the book, which I think is very different for those presses devoted to poetry. That said, if you have recommendations for small presses that deserve some publicity and some chapbooks that deserve a further look, please send them my way--and read The Constant Conversation and become a part of the dialogue.

Many thanks,

Monday, January 18, 2010

Video from Bonk! Reading Series

A sampling from Intervening Absence and the forthcoming Forty-One Jane Does

Thanks to Nick Demske and the Bonk! Reading Series in Racine, Wisconsin.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Girl Afraid of Having Her Portrait Taken

The author looks for a way out of the frame.

wicker women
A photographic portrait project
by jennifer bisbing

installation four
hot chocolate
1747 n. damen
exhibit runs jan. 11 - feb. 1

proceeds from portraits sittings
benefit Connections for Abused
Women and their Children