04/05: After three years, moved from Atlanta to Philadelphia 09/05: At B&N for Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, met CAConrad 10/05: Pre-Yonder Mountain String Band show, met future fiancée
10/06: Started working at The Inquirer & Daily News: copywriter 10/06: First acceptance to Otoliths (Australia) At Bats: 9 acceptances + 28 rejections received in 2006
06/07: Jambands.com named my blog June "Fan Site of the Month" 05/07: New Orleans Jazz Fest, in attendance 07/07: First acceptance to Coconut 08/07: Philadelphia Folk Fest, in attendance for the first time 08/07: Invited to join editorial staff of Painted Bride Quarterly At Bats: 17 acceptances + 71 rejections received in 2007
01/08: First book released: Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books) 02/08: First public reading since 2000 03/08: Featured in Philadelphia City Paper 04/08: Pooch and I head west: Grand Canyon, Sedona, love 04/08: Featured in PASTE Magazine (Gnarles Barkley cover) 04/08: Met/befriended poet Tamara Oakman 05/08: Invited to submit to American Poetry Review, accepted 05/08: Bookslut Indie Heart Throb, first appearance 07/08: Met/befriended poet Ernest Hilbert, e-verse radio 08/08: e-chap released: JAM> (ungovernable press) 10/08: Phillies win World Series, in attendance 11/08: Inspired by Phillies’ victory, wrote first sonnet At Bats: 25 acceptances + 73 rejections received in 2008
02/09: Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits) blurbs jambandbootleg 03/09: Traveled to Italy for the first time: St. Catherine's head 03/09: Invited to read at University of Pittsburgh Poetry Club 07/09: Second book released: jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing) 07/09: Surrender to the Flow reviews jambandbootleg 08/09: Met/befriended poet/fiction writer Bojan Louis 10/09: Relix Magazine reviews jambandbootleg 10/09: Bookslut Indie Heart Throb, second appearance 10/09: PHiSH 8, California: in attendance 11/09: First appearance of poem-comic: hot pepper people At Bats: 23 acceptances + 51 rejections received in 2009
02/10: Me and Pooch in Puerto Rico: the bioluminescent lagoon! 02/10: Third book released: wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books) 05/10: Invited to read at the Poetry Lab in Vienna, VA 05/10: *BIG TIME* voted May Goodreads Poem of the Month 08/10: First submission of Trombone Bubble Bath, rejected 08/10: Splitleaves Press broadsides my NOLA Jazz Fest poems 09/10: Invited to read for Whose City? of the Philadelphia Fringe Fest 10/10: First appearance of fifth manuscript, Take Out Delivery 10/10: “THISAREA COUNTY FAIR” accepted by Black Warrior Review 12/10: First reading at Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY 12/10: wild life rifle fire nominated Goodreads Poetry of the Year At Bats: 22 acceptances + 52 rejections received in 2010
02/11: First AWP Conference: didn't register, drunk for four days 03/11: First Tweet: "you make me want to" 05/11: First draft of sixth manuscript: Jacques Lipchitz 06/26: Fox Chase Reading Series (Paul Siegell and Ocean Vuong) 07/11: PHiSH Super Ball IX, Watkins Glen, NY: awww yeah!
Lara Kettell writes: "This is my favorite book by Paul Siegell. I have them all, autographed 'cause I'm lucky enough to know the author. This collection of what I'd call word artwork, some almost puzzling, is so fun to read. I enjoy showing it to friends; it's one of my most popular coffee table books. I also highly recommend all of Paul Siegell's other works."THANKS SO MUCH, LARA!
SLAB 6 is now available, featuring work from Thomas Patrick Levy, Heather Palmer, Brett Gallagher, Karla Linn Merrifield, Adam Moorad, Sally Derringer, Richard Chiem, myself, and several others. Thanks to Paul Cunningham & co. for all their tremendous work.
Paul Siegell is the author
of three books of poetry: wild life rifle fire(Otoliths Books, 2010), jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing, 2009) and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008). He is a staff editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has
contributed to The American Poetry Review, Coconut, Dusie, NOÖ, Rattle, and many other fine journals. Kindly find more of Paul's
work (poems, poemics, videos) at his ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL.