Journal

Perch

April 2, 2018

A stampede of hang gliders is how I see it.
Film strips of prayer.
Ribbons of a garden in stereo.
Oakland, let’s do it again already, this time with the author of my all-time favorite books of poetry.
Brendan Constantine is a cinematic patch of looking glass everyone has to witness, given the chance.

Get advance tickets as this little last-minute venue only seats 60. BYOB!

Thank everything

April 1, 2018

Chastity Brown, Andrea Gibson, Squash and I bummed about the run of shows in Arizona being over…

And then there’s Andrea and I remembering we’re going to the Grand Canyon today…

And then there’s being there…

And then there’s being here…

And Joshua Tree the next day…

An Eyeful Arrival

March 30, 2018

Where I met the person who accidentally drove home for me the fact that this life is governed by frequent specific serendipity, FRESNO!! And together we drank horchata. I can hardly wait to return to your strange, Fres. Bring your horses. Do not hold them back.

Gifter

March 28, 2018

Thank you, Emma J. Sellers from Webster Groves High School in St. Louis for one of the raddest gifts I’ve ever received on the road. It takes talent to turn out work like this. And a very fine nature indeed to just give it away. I’m glad to be the lucky one who gets to have it. Great job, @ejsellers!

bosses

March 28, 2018

Dear People Who Believe in the Rumor that Monday’s Suck, They don’t. Never did. These are my friends. One is a NY Times Bestselling Author. One is a two-time Individual National Poetry Slam Champion. One owns Write Bloody Publishing and all three can easily outperform any expectations you may have of what the word Yes looks like when it lives inside someone. We’ll see y’all in Bellingham, Monday April 30.

Epic reckonings are often benign

March 27, 2018

I don’t know how to stalk things.
If that’s what being a man is, I never was one.
I was working to make up the difference between detachment and the long road home.
Portland, I have always loved that you are on my way home.

Calexico

March 26, 2018

 

Sincerely, Lucky man

March 26, 2018

The year I wished my life on other people.

At Great [U]Heights

March 24, 2018

Back in the Seattle again.

Power Outlet

March 22, 2018

Hey, New York, can you come in here for a minute?

 

In good hands

March 21, 2018

Was just last night chattin it up with another touring poet about how great the organizer is here and how much we always look forward to doing Albuquerque.

Headed directly to Arizona afterwards to do two shows with one of the loves of my life:

Birthday Boy with Possum

March 20, 2018

Four upcoming shows with the author of my all-time favorite books of poetry.
[slams shot of ink and throws up his victory arms]

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