Apr 23, 2015

I interviewed Paul Ebenkamp about his new book, check it out here

Apr 21, 2015

San Francisco book release party/ reading for The Islands, tomorow night

Murmurations: A Reading Series
Bird & Beckett
653 Cheney Street
San Francisco, CA

April 22nd – French Poet - Franck Andre Jamme & translator Norma Cole read from his new book To The Secret (La Presse, 2015),  along with John Sakkis celebrating  his excellent  new book The Islands (Nightboat , 2014).

Readings start at 7:00 pm.

Reading is free.  Author titles will be available for purchase.

Questions about the readings contact host Avery Burns – aedburns@yahoo.com


Franck André Jamme has published fifteen books of poems and fragments since 1981, as well as numerous illustrated books (with Jaume Plensa, James Brown, Zao Wou Ki, Marc Couturier, Suzan Frecon, Yang Jie Chang, Olivier Debre, Acharya Vyakul, Philippe Favier). He has been praised by Edmond Jabes, Henri Michaux and René Char (whose Complete Works he has edited in La Pléiade), and has been translated by John Ashbery. He is also a specialist and curator of contemporary Indian Tantric, Brut and tribal arts (for Magiciens de la terre at Centre Pompidou, Fondation Cartier and Galerie du Jour/Agnes b., Paris, the CCA and Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Feature Gallery, The Drawing Center and Lawrence Markey Gallery, NYC). He has published numerous works in the United States, including Moon Wood (Selavy Press, 2000); Extracts from the Life of a Beetle (Black Square, 2000); The Recitation of Forgetting (Black Square, 2003); Another Silent Attack (Black
 Square/Brooklyn Rail, 2006); New Exercises (Wave Books, 2008). He is one of the authors of The Yale Book of French Poetry, 2004. For his life work, he received in 2005 the Grand Prix de Poesie de la Societe des Gens de Lettres. He lives in Paris and Burgundy.

John Sakkis was recently interviewed  in the SF Weekly which includes a brief bio:


John is currently  blogging for The Poetry Foundation/ Harriet for National Poetry Month:


Apr 16, 2015

here we are again, my 3rd post for Harriet just went up, check it out here folkers

Apr 15, 2015

Liturgy - Vitriol

my 2nd Harriet post just went up, all about my day at &Now, check it out here

Apr 6, 2015

Morning guys, I'm blogging for The Poetry Foundation/ Harriet this month for National Poetry Month, my first post, all about &Now, went live this morning, check it out


Apr 1, 2015

heya, new review of The Islands up today over at NewPages

available to order here

thanks Dunagan!


Mar 30, 2015

AWP OFFSITE Reading April 9th in Minneapolis

I'll be in Minneapolis next week, I'm reading at  

TV Party! AWP Offsite Public Access Event with Brooklyn Arts Press, Hanging Loose, Nightboat Books, Penguin Poets, Ping Pong and Swerve!

DOORS at 6:00, READING at 7:00
This entire event will be filmed for future airing on MTN!

MTN Studios are NEWLY in the Thorp Building at 1620 Central Avenue NE. Do not believe any map that tells you otherwise! www.mtn.org

EASY BUS RIDE: take a northbound #10 bus from 2nd Avenue South at the Convention Center to Central Avenue NE & 18th.

Featuring brief readings by:

Daniel Borzutzky
Fred Schmalz reading Jenny Browne
John F. Buckley
Melissa Buzzeo
Jackie Clark

Julia Cohen
Thomas Devaney
Joanna Fuhrman
Eugene Gloria
Caroline Hagood

Nathan Hoks
Paulo Javier
Vincent Katz
Gabriella Klein
Susan Lewis
Shelley Marlow

Dawn Lundy Martin 
Ted Mathys
Rose McLarney
Pablo Medina
Sharon Mesmer
Joe Pan

Joanna Penn Cooper 
Martin Rock
Broc Rossell
Lauren Russell 
John Sakkis

Erika Jo Brown 
William Stobb
Orlando White
Robert Wrigley
Keith Taylor

Mar 24, 2015

heading back to SoCal tomorrow for &Now: Blast Radius, I'll be reading with Nightboat this Thursday at 4PM, see you in the heat.