ANNE PIERSON WIESE AWARDED AMY LOWELL TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIP

I am thrilled to announce that Anne Pierson Wiese, my partner of many years, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship.

Anne’s previous honors include the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the Discovery/The Nation Poetry Prize.

The Traveling Scholarship, established by the poet Amy Lowell (1874-1925), supports adventures abroad for gifted American-born poets.

Previous winners include Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz, Adrienne Rich, Kenneth Rexroth, Galway Kinnell, Henri Cole and Mary Jo Salter.

To learn more, follow the link below:

http://www.amylowell.org

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FICTION CHOSEN FOR BEST AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL WRITING 2020

“it all melts down to this (chapter 12)”–a text inspired the extraordinary drawings of Dale Williams–which originally appeared in The Offbeat, a journal out of Michigan State University, will be included in Best American Experimental Writing 2020 guest edited by Joyelle McSweeney and Carmen Maria Machado (Wesleyan University Press).

For more information about the forthcoming volume, click the link below:

https://www.wesleyan.edu/wespress/bax/

NOVEL EXCERPT IN WINTER 2019 ISSUE OF INVERTED SYNTAX

One page of it all melts down to this: a novel in timelines will appear in the first print issue of Inverted Syntax. On the page, this question is posed and answered: “Have you ever hugged a time capsule?”

To order a copy go here:

https://www.invertedsyntax.com

DALE WILLIAMS: AMERICA NOW SUITE (2018)

My frequent collaborator, New York City artist Dale Williams, has a new solo show at the Gowanus Loft (61 9th Street, Brooklyn)

To learn more visit: http://vanderbiltrepublic.com/

The title pays homage to jazz drummer Max Roach’s groundbreaking 1960 recording We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite.

Like Roach’s creation, the exhibition consists of five parts, each offering new perspectives on American history. There are three large new paintings and two new sets of drawings.

Below is the monumental (11’ by 57’) work entitled A Panoramic Fantasia of American History Centered on the Untimely Death of Robert F. Kennedy:

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