Chapbook Festival at CUNY

I spent the last two days selling books at the Chapbook Festival held at CUNY, and had a blast. So many poets and writers interested in the crafting of these small, intimate objects of varying sizes and shapes and textures. I have a book from the Flying Guillotine Press with gauze webbing hanging from the […]

Wall Street Journal Interviews Joe Pan and Brooklyn Arts Press

So Lizzie Simon from the Wall Street Journal interviewed me about BAP (click to see), which was a strangely stress-free experience. I met her at El Beit cafe and she told me how beautiful our books were and we talked and she scribbled down notes and I made her laugh a few times and when […]

Interview with Best American Poetry blog

  Today the Best American Poetry blog published an interview I did with Nin Andrews. It’s good to have so much to talk about with regards to BAP and my own work now. So much of my time is spent plodding along in the writerly dark, so to speak, keeping things moving, pushing myself in […]

Reading at Boston UMass Bookstore

    Have I mentioned how excited and proud I am that Christopher Hennessy was named a Finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for best gay poetry book of the year? Well, I am, and he deserves it. We’ll be doing a reading together in Boston on Monday: “BAP poets Christopher Hennessy (Finalist for the […]

The Fountain vs the Pier 92 and 94 Armory Shows

(Joe Pan, Heather Morgan, Michael X Rose: setting up for the Fountain, 2012.) Last Thursday evening I helped Michael X. Rose set up his wall at the Fountain Art Fair. It took about 5 hours, and we were dealt our fair share of those happy mishaps that somehow make the effort more worthwhile, such as: […]

Response to the AWP blog / site under construction

I’m receiving a bunch of questions from the substantial amount of readers/traffic the AWP blog has brought to my site. 1) Thanks for all the well-wishes! I enjoyed the AWP conference tremendously and we will be back next year in Boston, no doubt. 2) All books can be purchased by going to For interview […]

AWP – The Food, the BAP, & the Ugly (Duckling Presse)

  (Above, left to right: Christopher Hennessy, Wendy Millar, Matt Shears, Lauren Russell) I now realize that there’s no way to write about AWP without name-dropping, so let it rain! We took Brooklyn Arts Press to the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference for the first time this year. It was held in […]