Thanks to the wonderful Don Yorty for featuring my work on his blog (a video of one of my readings, text of poems plus commentary by Don):
So excited–What We Live For, What We Die For: Selected Poems, Serhiy Zhadan (Yale University Press)
Translated from the Ukrainian by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps just made the PEN America 2020 Literary Awards Longlist
One of my poems is up on the Sensitive Skin Magazine website as the poem of the day. Check it out:
I have a new book out: STILL THE RIVER FLOWS: WINTER SOLSTICE AND CHRISTMAS RITUALS IN A CARPATHIAN VILLAGE. It includes bilingual (Ukrainian-English) lyrics of songs from these pre-Christian rituals and detailed descriptions of the rituals themselves which are still practiced in mountain villages in Ukraine. I worked on this beautiful book with Virlana Tkacz and it includes amazing photos by Alexander Khantaev. There’s a great review and description of the book here! Plus info on how you can purchase it:
If you are in the Oakland, CA area you might see one of my poems on posters in Emeryville bus shelters until the end of 2014 along with artwork by Michele Theberge. Here’s what they look like:
I had an amazing time singing at this event- so much fun! And now the songs we wrote and sang inspired by Jonathan Ames’ novel WAKE UP SIR! are up on bandcamp! Listen to songs by Dan Rauchwerk, Jessie Kilguss, Charlie Nieland, Mia Marie w/ Natalie Hung, Pierre de Gaillande, Hilary Downes and me! Dramatic readings by Bob Holman and Sophie Malleret! Plus hear Jonathan’s Hairy Call here:
Excerpts from my poem series Silent Pictures Recognize the World and other poems are in the Occupation (writing by women) section of the latest issue of Talisman (including work by Alice Notley, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Laynie Browne, Maxine Chernoff, Denise Duhamel, Elaine Equi, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Fanny Howe, Barbara Henning, Anne Lauterbach, Susan M. Schultz, Eileen Tabios, Anne Tardos, Joanna Fuhrman and others) plus a huge section on Gnostic Poetry:
I have a poem on the Queens Library Twitter feed as part of their Poetry Initiative for National Poetry Month:
soft hat sways afterglow purrs hungry particulars kick corners – Wanda Phipps http://t.co/xLokayFOS1 #PoemADay #PoetryMonth
— Queens Library (@QueensLibrary) April 2, 2014
Looks like one of my books is showing up in interesting places:
@wandaphipps pretty good find..found this in a bookstore in Manila, Philippines pic.twitter.com/jJoLkIVIUw
— Jonas Acorda (@telecasterjonas) February 3, 2014
Had fun reading at the Yara Arts Group Light and Shadow Arts Festival, Saturday January 18, 2014, at the Ukrainian Institute of America and loved hearing the Yara actors reading some of my poetry as well.
2014 Yara Arts Group Light and Shadow Festival
An audio clip of an excerpt of my poem Rose Window or Prosettes with guitar accompaniment by Stephen B. Antonakos is part of the Advent Calendar for the lovely site Delirious Hem. I’m December 17th, just click on the title above my photo to hear the clip:
Poems from my series Silent Pictures Recognize the World (including one brand new one) on the Word Choice section of the website for Bomb Magazine:
A poem from my series Silent Pictures Recognize the World is in an issue of The Dublin Poetry Review with this online version as well:
More Silent Pictures Recognize the World published in LiveMag:
Another poem of mine written in Spain is in the new issue of Sensitive Skin Magazine with audio:
Translations I’ve done with Virlana Tkacz of Serhiy Zhadan’s poems are in the new issue of Mad Hatters’ Review:
Check out my poems written in Spain and recently published on the online poetry journal mediterranean.nu (which specializes in poems about the Mediterranean world):
I had a ball at the Artists’ Salon last week in the penthouse at the Roger Smith Hotel. You can find photos and video highlights here:
I am proud to participate (November 5th and 13th) in the upcoming New York Foundation for the Arts Boot Camp Arts Festival. You can see the full schedule of events here:
Some of my poems have been translated into Bangla and published in one of the most popular and oldest daily papers in Bangladesh. Here’s the online version:
Just featured as “Tuesday Poet” on Black Bottom Blog–An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism based in Michigan–they included one of my morning poems as well:
I’m so excited.
I just found out one of my most recent poems, from my series Silent Pictures Recognize the World II, will be included in this wild shoe museum in Belgium as well as on their website.
The exhibit includes artists’ work shoes sometimes turned into artwork as well as an ethnographic section of shoes from traditional cultures, a designer section and now drawing, cartoons and writings about shoes.
You can find my poem on their website if you click on the authors section on the bottom right hand corner then scroll down to my name:
My first full length book of poems, Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems, is now available as an Amazon Kindle book (downloadable also for mac laptop, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, blackberry and Android)–buy one 🙂 and tell all your friends:
More poems from my work-in-progress series Silent Pictures Recognize the World are now in the Arts Journal The Brooklyn Rail: