Tuesday 29 July 2008

"Chicago Amplified - Series A: Carrie Etter and Andy Gricevich"

Chicago Public Radio channel WBEZ recorded my and Andy's reading at Series A on 22 July and have posted it here. I read exclusively from Yet.

Wednesday 23 July 2008

"Yeats Meets the Digital Age, Full of Passionate Intensity"

An article in Sunday's New York Times gives an appreciative account of the exhibition at the National Library of Ireland, making me wish I could see it one more time before it closes in January.

Saturday 19 July 2008

Adventures in Publishing, or Current Issues

I had a bit of surprise in the post today. A year ago I sent some poems to Poetry Ireland Review, where, under the editorship of Peter Sirr, I had appeared a few times before. Six months later with no response, I queried via email, figuring that the transition to new editor Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin had caused the delay; but I received no reply. Today I found in my post the new issue, 94, and therein my poem, "The Meal." While I was delighted, I would have enjoyed the pleasure longer with an acceptance letter and/or a proof, as with past acceptances from PIR. But perhaps I'm being fussy.

Along with Poetry Ireland Review, my poems appear in the current issues of Poetry Wales and The Rialto. In the US, there are two poems in the current issue of Boston journal, Salamander, and one in Orange Coast Review. Reviews are in current issues of Poetry Wales and The Warwick Review, and one is forthcoming in TLS.

In the UK, poems are forthcoming in New Welsh Review, Shearsman, Stand, and The Warwick Review, and in the US, in Court Green and Cannot Exist.

Sunday 13 July 2008

(Trying to) Reap the Day

In London a man heckles the bishop from New Hampshire and rides, unaccosted, his motorcycle into the night. This amid speculation on a female running mate in recognition of the power of Hillary, ten Americans dead in Afghanistan, China's potential for wine growing as the climate changes. I know the futility of a single postal ballot, the consumer's tension between individuality and belonging. The tragedy isn't mine.

Tuesday 8 July 2008

English weather

I was watching BBC Points West tonight, which is local news for the West Country (for you Americans, that's the west of England that's too far north of the coast to be quite southwest), and here was tomorrow's weather report, exactly as it was shown on the screen beside the weatherman.



There's honesty for you! Ha!

Sunday 6 July 2008

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, April 2008

The Blue Mosque, exterior

Inside--more exquisite than the pictures show

Click on the pictures for a larger view with more detail.