Two poems in Literary Matters

I’m pleased to have two new poems in the latest issue of Literary Matters: “Street View: A Visitation” (about finding my father’s image on Google Street View several years after his death) & “Eating Early Cherries and Thinking of Pavese” (which was inspired by and incorporates translated passages from Natalia Ginzburg’s beautiful essay—“Ritratto d’un amico” […] Read more ...

“Alteration Finds” is the Poem-of-the-Day

My poem “Alteration Finds“—a trio of pseudo-translations consisting of a versified snippet of Rimbaud prose, a shrink-wrapped Rilke sonnet, and a “straight” translation of a Seferis poem from a language I can’t read—is the Audio-Poem-of-the-Day at the Poetry Foundation. (Text version here.) Read more ...

New poem in Literary Matters

My poem “Losing a Staring Contest” appears in the latest issue of Literary Matters. I wrote it about my daughter when she was little, but saved it in the wrong place on my computer and completely forgot it for nearly a decade before randomly rediscovering it. She’s not little anymore. Read more ...

Two poems in TLR: Feverish

I’m delighted to have two pieces in the “Feverish” issue of The Literary Review: a poem called “Totem” (a sonnet about my father that owes a debt to the first section of Seamus Heaney’s “Clearances“) and a blank verse translation of a longish poem by Giovanni Pascoli called “The Kite,” from my forthcoming collection Last […] Read more ...

New Poem & New Translation in Yale Review

I have a longish (for me) poem called “Midwinter Letter,” about the 2016 election and my father’s death, in the new issue of the Yale Review, as well as a verse translation, called “The Tablecloth,” of one of my favorite poems by Giovanni Pascoli. It’s my first appearance in this great journal. Read more ...