Here are some pictures from the event:
I guest-edited a special issue for Queen Mobs Teahouse, New Planets :: New Worlds , featuring the work of poets David Campos, Tara Betts, Brian Michael Murphy, Hila Ratzabi, Vanessa Jimenez Gabb and more. Here's my editor's letter introducing the issue.
I'm still writing weekly for The Kenyon Review, and here are some of my favorite essays that I've written these last few months:
- "We Aren't Close to Anywhere: On Icelandic Horses"; I fell in love in a very big way with a headstrong, moody Icelandic horse named Odin.
- "Other Inquisitions: Chasing the Northern Lights"; on chasing the Northern Lights and why poetry will never die.
- "A Real Kind of Sublime"; a mediation on jellyfish, burning coral and the thirst for all kinds of open water, no matter the consequences.
- "We Encounter Each Other So Rarely" ; on why prayers are, and are not, the answer to brutality, violence and doubt.
- "A Good Immunity is Everything": On tolerance, an unfortunate incident in Kowloon Park and why a good immunity is everything.
- "What A Wicked Game": Dreaming of Icelandic horses in Hong Kong.
- "It's All About the Music: A Tribute to Tim Duncan"; poets Marian Haddad and Malcolm Friend, as well as Michael K. "The DMG" Gomez join me.
- "Peace Is a Bus that Has No Destination"; I wrote this mostly on double decker buses and street cars of Hong Kong. Some thoughts on Charon and Pluto, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and why motion is its own faith.
- "Speak Us into Life: A Tribute to Elie Wiesel"; poets and writers Jared Harel, Shamar Hill, Lynn Melnick, Tema Smith, as well as artist Michael Hafftka, join me.