My full-length book, Where We Think It Should Go, can be yours via Octopus Books, Small Press Distribution, or Amazon. We better celebrate these hard copies while we can. When I'm not writing poetry, I teach amazing young people who are blind. I believe in a healthier future.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Check out the James Turrell skyspace at the DeYoung. It's called Three Gems. It's in the sculpture garden down a path. Follow the signs. Anytime is good, but dusk is better.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We took some holiday photos. We're saving the best one. You can't see it yet! Don't you think this looks like a nice home for a teenager who's been recently separated from a family in Nebraska?

I found a tripod in my house.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I'm holding the new Forklift, Ohio, Issue #19 . The cover was shot at. It's really nice. It's not always really nice when things are shot at.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh, the band I was thinking of was Subtle. And now I hear about Clouddead.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oakland band Why? are my current favorite poetical musicians. Their album Alopecia is what I've heard so far, many times, and it's so various, it reminds me of the Gris Gris, another great Oakland band who I guess have broken up. I think there is another band in this category in my mind. What was it Jenny?

Anyway, Why? Check out the music, the words, or the website: Anticon Records .

Also, everybody probably likes them already, but Tapes and Tapes.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Follow this link: It might look like a program guide for the Hemlock Tavern, but think of it as a really cute collection of photographs and art. I like the photos taken of bands almost enough to start one. Maybe I'll start with the promotional materials. That sounds like a sweet weekend plan.

Your friend,

Sunday, November 2, 2008


MFA Exhibition: Michael Parker and the Changing Table, 1968 – 2008 – 2048; an election week public activation

I'm going to have a few poems in this exhibition printed in neat single-page books my sister designed. If you're in Los Angeles, check it out. If you're crying in Los Angeles, check it. If you're in Los Angeles on Thursday, be received.

November 3 - November 7
Reception: Thursday, November 6 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Graduate Fine Arts Building & Roski MFA Gallery
3001 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, California

One part of the show is the Changing Table; a table top curation with somewhere between nine and twenty yet-to-be-finalized contributors.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 - 6, Friday 10 - 2 (with a 24x7 window panel)