I am very excited to announce the launch of my embroidery shop, One Gold Canary. Here are a few pictures of pieces I’ve made so far. I’m currently accepting commissions, so feel free to get in touch if you’d like something custom-made.
Enjoy! And happy holidays.
I had the honor of being the featured artist in Issue 15 of Rogue Agent! Many thanks to Jill Khoury and Jen Stein for making this happen.
This month my artwork is featured in BOXCAR Poetry Review issue #37! Two photographs from my ongoing project “Light Experiments” are featured on the cover and among wonderful poems.
Boxcar asked me to recommend three must-read poets, and I named Jim Daniels, Deborah Landau, and Jericho Brown. Special thanks to Neil Aitken. Check out the issue here:
March has been a month of great news, and I’m looking forward to having photographs appear in the April edition of Heartbeat Literary Journal. I’ll post a link as soon as the issue is live. Thank you so much, Heartbeat!
On St. Patrick’s Day of all days, I have a black and white photo series forthcoming in the publication Stanzas, a chapbook based in Limerick, Ireland. There will be a launch party on March 25th in Hook and Ladder Cafe in Limerick City. More than anything I wish I could travel back to Ireland, and it means a lot to me to be part of Stanzas, even from afar. Special thanks to Shane Vaughan for setting up this collaboration.
Today I have a new poem in the latest issue of The Grief Diaries. Click here to read the poem and here to check out artwork and writing by Ira Huff, Jonathan May, John Sibley Williams, Katia Noyes, Tanya Couch, and Maia Evrona.
The Grief Diaries has an all-female editorial board that aims to publish work by and for communities who are often underrepresented in the arts—women, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ community, disabled persons, etc. So, I am especially proud to be part of this publication. Thanks again to Carlie Hoffman and the editors!
Check it out: new poem up on Cellpoems, a poetry journal distributed via text message! Very cool to see this poem alongside work by the poems of Kimiko Hahn, Aimee Nezhukumatahil, Matthea Harvey, Sherman Alexie, Nomi Stone, and so many other poets I admire. Thank you Cellpoems! Everyone should submit.
Many thanks to Jason Koo for adding this audio recording of my poem “Remembering What the Body Is” to the Brooklyn Poets Soundcloud Archive. This poem was featured when I was the Brooklyn Poet of the Week in April 2014. Check out the article here.
I’m pleased to announce that I have a poem in riverSedge Literary Journal alongside my fellow MFA colleague Henry Mills. I look forward to reading the whole issue when my contributor copy arrives in the mail.
“On behalf of riverSedge, thank you all for your prose, poetry and art. We’ve worked hard to put together a second consecutive scintillating issue, and each of your contributions have helped us exceed that goal…we are excited to continue to re-envision the journal’s 38-year old tradition of publishing only the very best literature and art from South Texas and beyond.”
I’ll be sure to post a picture as soon as possible. Thanks again, riverSedge.
Hey all, super excited to have poems in Yew Journal alongside beautiful paintings by my dear friend / former Carnegie Mellon University classmate / New York roommate Jiyoo Jye. This year I want to make more visual artist/writer collaborations happen – many thanks to Yew Journal for giving us a space to do this. Thanks also to Catherine Barnett’s writing workshop for inspiring and editing these poems.
Once upon a time at the AWP in Chicago circa 2011, Sally Mao and I were frozen and admiring the fur coat of poet and Rookie writer Jenny Zhang. The three of us wound up squished into the back of a taxi cab with an editor who told me about the word “sheleighleigh.” Although this incident pales in comparison to the AWP where we brought a houseplant to a bar and bought it a drink and/or won a pole dancing contest by accident, it was a prelude to an upcoming event:
“People Like You Should Fuck People Like Me” will take place on FRIDAY May 9 at Goodbye Blue Monday Bar in Brooklyn, New York at 7:00 pm.
☆ Jason Koo
☆ Sally Mao
☆ Sampson Starkweather
☆ Amy Rose Spiegel
☆ Madeleine Barnes
☆ Peter Friedman
Hosted by Jenny Zhang