Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Previously in APR: "acrobatic macaroni, or at a music-boiled battle scene" & "BIG TIME" (Winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest, May 2010). Many thanks to Elizabeth Scanlon and all of the APR editors.

And, thanks for the shout-out from Painted Bride Quarterly!

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Big thanks to Poetry Editor Kari O’Connor and the rest of the Helen editors for publishing *ADMIT ONE (OR, THE TROMBONE POEM)*. Means a lot to me. Now, who's got my Trombone Shorty tickets?

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Jacques Lipchitz rides again! Many thanks to Taleen Kali and the rest of the DUM DUM Zine staff.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

"blood through the depths of instinctual beast self"

*QWERTY OWL: ON THE WRITING OF THE WRITTEN OBJECT* originally published in Sprung Formal #11. Many thanks to Jordan Stempleman and Janie Marino. Mosaic Murals by Isaiah Zagar, Phila.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

MASQUE & SPECTACLE is a quarterly arts and literary journal. And it has three poem from "M__TM___RE"

Tremendous thanks to Heather Momyer, editor of Masque & Spectacle.

Source material: Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art by Dan Franck (Grove Press, 2003).

Tuesday, May 03, 2016


Tremendous thanks to Jordan Stempleman, Janie Marino, and all of the editors of Sprung Formal #11.

Monday, March 21, 2016


* [Sat 04.02.16]: Leading a Workshop:
Forgotten Voices Poetry Group at Telford Library, Telford, PA

1:oopm – why orderly type they energy any

Writing poetry can be a pretty difficult thing to do, but it can also be a lot of fun. So let’s do just that! And let’s get granular. Let’s go i-n-s-i-d-e the wonderful words we chose and use, and take a look at the letters that get us where we never knew we could go.
* [Mon 04.11.16]: Hosting a Reading:
1:oopm – Painted Bride Quarterly presents: Four Dope Poets at Black Sheep Pub, Phila, PA: details to come
* [Sat 04.16.16]: Moderating a Panel:
Philly Loves Poetry Festival, Art Sanctuary, Phila, PA

12:00pm-1:30pm – Power Chords: Music & Poetry

To some poets, music is a major part of their work – both in process and in content – because music is a major part of who they are. Come hang with a few local poets as they discuss how songs, instruments, beats, musicians, and genres of music impact the writing, reading, and performance of poetry. Paul Siegell (moderator) with Kirsten Kaschock, Camae Defstar, and Ernest Hilbert
* [Thurs 04.21.16]: Judged a Recognition:
PA Center for the Book’s Public Poetry Project with Nicole Steinberg, Dawn Lonsinger, Peter Oresick, Michelle Lin, and Tameka Cage Conley, Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library, State College, PA
* [Sat 04.30.16]: Presenting on a Panel:
LitLife Poetry Conference, Rosemont College's Lawrence Auditorium, Phila, PA

Panelists: Dr. Valerie Fox (moderator), Kelly McQuain, Paul Siegell, and Catherine Staples.

Fantastic Ekphrastic: What is poetry's relationship to other art forms? An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a work of art, but the idea of ekphrasis need not stop there. What are some of the new ways in which Philly poets are combining poetry projects with visual art, dance, portraiture and other hybrid creations? What role can concrete poetry play? What are good starting points for writers wishing to tackle art as a subject area, and how can one best collaborate with contemporary peers as well as artists of ages past? Join these Philly poets to see how they infuse their poems and poetics through collaboration with art via multiple modes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Thanks to Zachary Cosby, 13 spreads from my manuscript, JACQUES LIPCHITZ, is the first post to appear on Fog Machine in 2016!

Created entirely in the lo-fi of Microsoft Word, JACQUES LIPCHITZ
is a book-length visual expression of creative history. Inside you’ll find typographical recreations of the artist’s sculptural biography, and where appropriate, some of my story as well. Inside you’ll find.

Please click the pic for more!

Other selections from this effort: Damask Press, E-Verse Radio, On Barcelona, Otoliths, Switchback, Word For/Word, and at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery’s benefit for BalletX (2014).

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Petite Hound Press #23: "It’s 1 a.m. and I am deleting the death of a poet."

Editors’ Note | Letisia Cruz & Heather Lang: “So, while we’ll leave the music to the musicians and the science to the scientists,
we’ve paired Paul Siegell’s poem with Graham Francois visual
art to create an issue that at first glance reminds us of a page from
a children’s book

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is." —Bob Dylan
That these, these aren’t even the things I care about the most.
It’s 1 a.m. and I am deleting the death of a poet. Sky burial 5.
What else would I be doing if I just didn’t show up for work?
I can see Orion taking aim. St. Sebastian scavenger hunt. On
a walk around the monument today: caged in scaffolding: all
its points of departure: Eve balancing an apple upon her head
while William Tell quarrels Cupid: It is a study in Rayonism.
It is a study in the sting our cash registers supply by opening.