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 […]

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 […]

Revisiting David Foster Wallace

  We like whole, round numbers, especially when they’re linked to celebrations, anniversaries, demarkations of memorable times, both good and bad. On February 21st, David Foster Wallace would have turned 50 years old. To mark this whole number I watched an interview of his I’d somehow missed, the full eighty-plus-minute interview with German TV’s ZDFmediatek, […]

All in a Day’s Work

I wish I’d made more time for posting in January, but the truth is I’ve been under extreme pressure (self-inflicted, mostly) to push several large projects I’ve been working on into being. I’m sleeping much less these days. The most time-consuming projects were the creation of two books for Brooklyn Arts Press: Lauren Russell’s Dream-Clung, […]

Another 6 AM Poetry Scramble

I’ve been up all night, all January actually, working on books. Prepping for BAP’s first AWP. I’ve uploaded a free copy of a catalogue I’ve created to give away at the conference. Just click the link below and it’s yours. The writers and books included are: 10,000 Wallpapers by Matt Shears Darling Endangered by Carol […]


One could stare at the color orange on a bookshelf. On a spine of a book, let’s say Andreas Gursky, and be inspired. Not by Gursky, who will inspire in different ways, but by orange. As it unfolds as a color in your brain. And you can think of all the other poets, who when […]

Blog fail

I know I haven’t written in a while, but I’ve been busy putting together two new books for BAP, reading submissions, writing pitches, and charting a serious amount of sales and tax slips. My goodness. For update’s sake, Carol Guess hit #17 on the SPD best seller list and received an absolutely amazing review by […]

A Visit from St. Nicholson

  So Wendy and I cooked a turkey and a duck our friends at the free-range Hooker Mountain Farm brought down last Tuesday. I’ve known Corina Medley since high school, and visited her and Dave last month for a long weekend spent feeding chicken and pigs, hiking, playing games, soaking in the wood-burning hot tub […]


To celebrate our first date 6 years ago, Wendy and I ventured out to chef Paul Liebrandt’s restaurant Corton in TriBeCa. We decided to go there after watching the documentary made about the chef. I recommend highly both the film and the restaurant, but only if you’ve saved your pennies, ’cause it aint cheap. The […]

The Kim, Alas

We’ll never know everything about “Kim the Il,” but we do know a few things… Top 10 Crazy Things About Kim Jong Il “As a supernatural fashionista pro golfer praised the world over for inventing the sandwich, I believe I’ll build a fake city free of handicapped people for my next fake Godzilla movie and […]

VIA performs at the LABA Theater at the 14th Street Y

I’ve been following VIA Dance Collaborative from it’s earliest beginnings and have seen these young women put out some amazing work. New pieces by Adrienne Westwood, Dawn Poirier, and Katie Swords. I’ll upload more photos when I can get my hands on some.

Seth Harwood

  I can’t tell you how impressed I am with Seth Harwood. This is what he does as a self-published author of his books: he writes them, he podcasts them, he gives them away for free (yes, for free), he sells limited edition copies to eager fans. This is what the fans do for Seth Harwood: […]