“The Mayfly” at Poetry Daily

My poem “The Mayfly: May 12, 1864,” which originally appeared in the Massachusetts Review, is the poem-of-the-day over at Poetry Daily. (It’s an imitation of Miroslav Holub’s brilliant poem “The Fly.”) Many thanks to the editors! 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 ...

Pascoli’s “Fog” at Poetry Daily

My translation of Giovanni Pascoli’s great poem “Fog,” which originally appeared in PN Review and just came out in the volume Last Dream (World Poetry Books, 2019), is the Poem-of-the-Day over at Poetry Daily today. My thanks to the editors! 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 ...

Waywiser Reading @ Politics & Prose

During the upcoming AWP Conference in Washington DC, I’ll be reading at an off-site event with a bunch of my press mates, who also happen to be some of my favorite poets: Austin Allen, Morri Creech, Joseph Harrison, Jaimee Hills, Dora Malech, Eric McHenry, Penelope Pelizzon, Shelley Puhak, and Cody Walker. The reading takes place […] Read more ...