Poem: May All Beings Enjoy Happiness (Maitri Says)

Each day is a rabbit. Everything is an uncomfortable list; it is everything that is uncomfortable, this is the point. Hummingbird, whale, rabbit, deer, dog, goldfinch—there is never any future point, there is just now and the next thing. A crown brain. The next cradle mole burrowing, the next thing: pain. The next thing: seed.…… Continue reading Poem: May All Beings Enjoy Happiness (Maitri Says)

Interview, Mutable Sound

I transcontinentally conversed with the publisher/director of Mutable Sound books (and music) to discuss my newest book, SPINY RETINAS. Check it out.

Quantum Poetics: Jacket2 • Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star

Amy Catanzano, author of Starlight in Two Million, discusses poets whose works use science (“from [the perspective of the] investigative, speculative, conceptual, documentary, and more) to “science as a form of address to and from the notion of the other.” My work is featured at the end of this insightful piece and a poem line…… Continue reading Quantum Poetics: Jacket2 • Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star

Writing to the Ukraine via Lithuania

I’m writing a new poetry chapbook and it addresses what is happening in Ukraine from the perspective of a Lithuanian-American (as we watch news events unfold daily, the West and Russia’s once-somewhat-civil ties unravel). I’m using the metaphor of lack of clarity (or vision, or even precision) via a mythological group of female Baltic snipers.…… Continue reading Writing to the Ukraine via Lithuania

Atticus Review, Interview, Poetry & Place

  Here’s a delightful blurb about poetry & place by me. Here’s an interview about poetry & place featuring me and Larry Sawyer. Here’s some of my poy-ems dealing with dream places/spaces.

Poetry News: 2014

So I have a few back-dated as well as TBD announcements: 1. December 2013: the awesome Brian Lucas (Oakland, CA)—who puts together a lovely project called POETBOOK—published a few of my poems from Professional Poetry (accompanied with cool visuals). Check it out here. 2. Requited Journal poems here. These poems were from my e-pub, HONEY…… Continue reading Poetry News: 2014

Poems, Requited

I have some old/new poems from my collection, HONEY IS A SHE, up at Requited Journal.

“Professional Poetry” Now available on Amazon

My newest book, Professional Poetry, is now available on Amazon. Like, right now. Buy it up, share with friends, rejoice in its instructional and compelling wonder. Become a part of it, live it, feel it, own it. Wrap yourself in its luxuriousness. Get crazy with it. Slap yourself with it. Then love it some more. Poetry…… Continue reading “Professional Poetry” Now available on Amazon

The Ascension of James Pate

Review of James Pate’s The Fassbinder Diaries (CCM, 2013) by Lina ramona Vitkauskas To view a Fassbinder film: You must possess simultaneous restlessness and patience (as in life) You must be prepared to watch characters continue on paths they seemed doomed to repeat, self-destruct once they break free (as in life, perhaps helplessly watching a…… Continue reading The Ascension of James Pate

Dream Poems, Spork

Check out new dream-inspired poems from my upcoming chapbook, These Are My Dreams, at Spork

Methods of Ekphrasis & A Neon Tryst

The centuries-old act of ekphrasis—describing one artform in the medium of another—has traditionally existed as direct description. Defined as a literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art, ekphrasis has evolved within the last two centuries with the emergence of objet trouvé and notional ekphrasis.  Notional ekphrasis offers three, currently established possibilities…… Continue reading Methods of Ekphrasis & A Neon Tryst

Collaboration, 12 Intrigues (with Tashi Ko)

I’m extremely excited to be working on a collaborative piece currently with Tashi Ko called 12 Intrigues. This online dialogue between conceptual artists and writers all over the world is refreshing, in a time when the majority of poets in the US (with some very admirable exceptions) have become especially competitive, inclusive and non-communal. Poets…… Continue reading Collaboration, 12 Intrigues (with Tashi Ko)

Poem: Vasaros, Collaboration w/Jeff Wichmann (Koto)

2007, 2008? Me reading in Lithuanian accompanied by koto player, Jeff Wichmann (a short poem I wrote — surreal in nature, of course, no apologies/ it’s grammar-shy and non-linear). Summer—where are you going?I am your granddaughter,the hill smokes. One cold girl,and the window is a child. Summer—where are you going? Crying about Americawith a red mouth;…… Continue reading Poem: Vasaros, Collaboration w/Jeff Wichmann (Koto)

Poems, Coconut

I have some new poems up at Coconut magazine and I’m in great company! tomaz salamun +++ krystal languell +++ joe wenderoth cara benson +++ christopher salerno +++ alexis pope tyler gobble +++ laura relyea +++ megin jimenez caroline knox +++ nick sturm +++ stephanie anderson anthony robinson +++ joe ahearn +++ adam deutsch amy herschleb +++ jennifer firestone +++ thomas fink lina ramona vitkauskas +++ julie choffel +++ brian howe laura cesarco eglin +++ michael rerick +++ paul siegell gina abelkop +++ emily toder +++ caroline davidson