Friday, December 15, 2017


NEW POEM WITH AUDIO: *GABRIEL* in the CLEAVER: Philadelphia's International Literary Magazine. Issue No. 20.
Also featured on Cleaver Radio’s On The Edge. Many thanks
to the editors.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Spuyten Duyvil is a Bronx neighborhood. "Spuyten Duyvil" [Dutch] means "Spouting Devil." Spuyten Duyvil Press was born in 1982, near Columbia University, by poet/novelist M.G. Stephens. And then later expanded by T. Thilleman in the '90s.

Dear Paul,

Take Out Delivery plunges, playful, punful into the cheeky contem-poetics via poemics and plumbing the sonic underbelly of collective unconsciousness. "Lip locked to hip hop", "achingly rhythmic" scrawl about the base, the beat. Surreal submerge in subconscious cultural cream. Head-under-water bobbing for apples you know will taste juicy
as solitary sudden revelations of communal hear, now: "hot pepper people performing the sitar ritual over the relic of self." Bits of true dialogue glimmer like flashes seen out of eye corner. Culture hoarder. "Dark matter scavenger hunt." Dumpster diving for treasure, truth. The image shakes itself out of the eaves, startling, unfurling: "Most of those being found are dead--" These poems writhe and meaning writes itself in a slip-slide as images bleed blend and build into hot chili peppered wonders we never thought possible till your musical body wrung them out for us, in comic color.

Needless to proclaim, the SD team utterly adores your work and would love to publish Take Out Delivery!


Bright summer dregs,
Spuyten Duyvil Publishing

Thursday, June 08, 2017

M__TM___RE (83) | M__TM___RE (143)

Two "M__TM___RE" poems alongside beautiful work from CAConrad, Shane Book, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Tessa Micaela, Dorothea Lasky, and so many others. Thanks so much to all at Berkeley Poetry Review!

(83) works with Apollinaire & Picasso, (143) Montmartre & cubism.

Source material for the M__TM___RE poems: Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art by Dan Franck (Grove Press, 2003). Poems from M__TM___RE have thus far appeared in American Poetry Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Festival Writer, inter|rupture, littletell, Masque & Spectacle, Otoliths, and Really System.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Honored to have my b-girl/breakdancer poem (page 18) and writing prompt (page 199) included! IT WAS WRITTEN. POETRY INSPIRED BY HIP-HOP. Edited by Jason McCall & P.J. Williams.

inter|rupture #19: "this way; had shattered"

Many thanks to Editors Curtis Perdue, Elizabeth Onusko and Anna Pollock-Nelson. Issue #19 features selections from M__TM___RE!

Really System serves up some Jacques Lipchitz

Many thanks, again, to editor Patrick Williams! Three selections from Jacques Lipchitz in Issue #12: Slyly as Meter.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

backstage at the submission apparition exhibition

2016: 11 acceptances + 53 rejections received;
2015: 12 acceptances + 88 rejections received;
2014: 9 acceptances + 31 rejections received;
2013: 12 acceptances + 37 rejections received;
2012: 12 acceptances + 39 rejections received;
2011: 16 acceptances + 37 rejections received;
2010: 22 acceptances + 52 rejections received;
2009: 23 acceptances + 51 rejections received;
2008: 25 acceptances + 73 rejections received;
2007: 17 acceptances + 71 rejections received;
2006: 9 acceptances + 28 rejections received