NO OTHER ROME
No Other Rome, the title’s o's are islands (wholes) or holes, lacunae, apertures through which we view the past or future. The poems in this collection engage contemporary art and Modern literature, alongside texts from Classical Greece and Rome, in an embodied, intertextual worry. The poems ask what lasts--“please last”--and what might be the last (or, with an o, “lost,”) “time,” “auk,” or “breath” as we move away from twentieth-century concerns into an unpredictable future. When there is no Planet B, no other Troy to burn, these elegies, love poems, and meditations seek a song that could “in singing, change the seen.”
SELECTED ONLINE POEMS AND MORE
Poetry Daily: "Fable for a Genome" (Originally appeared in Bennington Review)
Blackbox Manifold: “How the Little Bear Reflected Light”
New Yorker: “I was reading up on my Hellenic math”
Everyday Genius: "The Half God Appears"
AGNI online: “the monocle is a circle the eye is a circle”
"WHAT SPARKS POETRY" SERIES AT POETRY DAILY
What Translation Sparks, On Translating Tristan Tzara: "Speaking Truth and Nonsense"
Object Lessons: On "Fable for a Genome"
On Standing Outside (about Brenda Hillman and Jacolby Satterwhite)
THE MATCH ARRAY
Dancing Girl Press
Love Among the Ruins