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letting the light get in

  A month from today I will, hopefully, be basking in the nautical glory that is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, finding kin amongst the many who, like me, are obsessed with the beauty and mystery of the mermaid. Perhaps the literary incarnations of the mermaid, namely The Little Mermaid, have attributed the mermaid to the…

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the rest is rust and stardust

My keys from the Chelsea Hotel.  I never found out who might have been there before me.  I later fantasized about sneaking into the same suite in a future time, for fun, but never went through with it.  Now the hotel is being torn down to the ground, the ghosts of Ginsberg et al. are rampant.…

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anthology launch

After months of organizing and reading and emailing and editing and proofreading and laughing and hair-pulling and everything else that happens when you put a book together, on behalf of me and my co-editor, Andrea Thompson, I would like to finally present our book, Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out.  It has finally been published…

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ex nihilo @ poets house, nyc

Monday, June 28–Saturday, July 31 The 18th Annual Poets House Showcase Ten River Terrace New York, NY Opening Reception: Monday, June 28, 6:00-8:00pm On view: through July 31 during regular library hours My book, Ex Nihilo, will be showcased in New York City for the 18th Annual Poets House Showcase, June 28-July 31, 2010. Poets…

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upcoming readings

To my dear friends far and wide, Many of you (with gratitude) have been asking me where to go to purchase my new book of poems, Ex Nihilo.  I don’t have everyone’s personal email, so here’s the deal: The book is making its way across bookstores this summer, and should be available in local bookstores…

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launching ex nihilo / my debut

“The passion caused by the great and sublime in nature is astonishment, and astonishment is that state of the soul in which all its motions are suspended, with some degree of horror. The mind is so entirely filled with its object that it cannot entertain any other, nor reason on that object which fills it.…

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poem

I remember you like a sea an artifact of beauty I could rationalize in bones, the décolletage of a fish such a composition etched into me like a second skull, the Red Sea calling ancestors in a play of shadow and light upon water that caused me to recede I remember receding into new anatomical…

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