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“On Merrion Street”

I drafted this poem a few days after meeting up with Eavan Boland for a happy lunch and walk in Dublin between Christmas and New Year’s 2018, and revised it over the next year or so. It felt elegiac then. … Continue reading

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A poem about staying “safer at home” during the pandemic: “Shelter” in ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action.

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The Arkansas International, #8

The Spring 2020 issue of the Arkansas International will be online for a month. It includes some beautiful work, including translations of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian by Ahmad Nadalizadeh and Idra Novey from the forthcoming collection Lean Against This Late Hour (Penguin … Continue reading

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“Bee 1” in the SF Chronicle “State Lines” column

Poet David Roderick’s lucid words about my poem “Bee 1” make it a particular delight to have a poem in Sunday’s newspaper.

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A Newborn Girl at Passover

When Yael, the daughter of my friends Lisa and Aaron, was born, I wrote this poem for her.  She celebrates her twentieth birthday at the end of Passover this year. “A Newborn Girl at Passover” at the Academy of American Poets To … Continue reading

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Interview with Matthew Henerson

Matt is working on a film project with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), so I have Agreed to Not Disclose anything about it here.  But later on he’s planning to go down to San Diego to play Fluellen and the Archbishop … Continue reading

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Envy & Kindness

“Envy and Kindness” is the title of tonight’s USC MPW student-faculty reading.  This series, curated by Niree Perian, lands at LACMA’s Brown Auditorium tonight at 7:30 PM.  Reading will be faculty member Judith Freeman and students Richard Mathiasen, Leonard Pung, … Continue reading

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Applications are now open for the 2012 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

We’re taking applications now for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, which will be held at the Upper Valley Campus of Napa Valley College in St. Helena, California, from Sunday, July 22, through Friday, July 27.  This is my tenth year directing … Continue reading

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The USC MPW Writing for Stage and Screen Festival

Three of our MPW students, Kevin Avery, Marlene Leach, and Tom Rastrelli, are having staged readings of their short dramatic writing this Friday and Saturday night at USC.  They’ve been working with directors, dramaturgs and actors as they prepare their … Continue reading

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  Putting this here so that I can show it to a class.

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