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…

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…

Dream Poems, Spork

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

Layered Ekphrasis: Collaboration w/Tashi Ko

Layered Ekphrasis & Poems here at Mutable Sound. My poems are featured in this video done by Seattle-based conceptual artist and poet, Tashi Ko. Find out more about Tashi Ko.

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…

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…

Mutable Sound to Release “SPINY RETINAS” in 2014

So, it is official. I will be published by Mutable Sound, March 2014. Only a mock-up of the cover I designed.    Here is a synopsis of the book:   Here I am explaining what SPINY RETINAS is. It is an epic poem, or if you prefer, a narrative poem, or perhaps still if you…

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…

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

Poem: Dear White Wolf Spider

I’ve been meaning to tell you,I could sense you left my innerspacelast weekend, you burrowed intothe loamy soil, as a sitcom orherring—the transitions stunk. There’s been something wild here,an urgency of bloodshot messes;could Sundays be, again (perhaps)against us in a foggy vacuum,silt & buttresses of limbs,all the elms coveting us? You,       yes, everywhere in my…

The Next. Big. Thing.

What is the title of the book? A Neon Tryst Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s a collection of ekphrastic poems featuring the films L’Eclisse (director Michelangelo Antonioni); Seconds (director John Frankenheimer); and Wild Strawberries (director Ingmar Bergman). Though divided in three separate sections by film, the collection stands as one, cohesive piece, as all main characters…

Poem, Delirious Hem, “Chick Flix”

“An Introduction to the Chick Flix series” by Jennifer L. Knox with a poem by Lina ramona Vitkauskas “Tomorrow, we’ll kick things off with Nancy McGuire Roche’s homage to Barbarella. Until then, let’s dim the lights and watch a poem by Lina ramona Vitkauskas. WOMAN OF THE YEAR Wanda & I were in a very…