Well, I’m no John Facenda (for those of you who remember the great voice of NFL Films) or Pavarotti, but here’s your chance to hear me read one of my new poems. “A Game of Dice” is published in the newly-released Issue 112 of Verse Wisconsin. My reading is one of 10 audio recordings from the new issue that are posted on Verse Wisconsin’s website. To hear me read the poem, click here.
To order print editions of the new issue, click here.
Several poems — those on the theme of parents and children — from the issue can be read online. Many others, including mine, are exclusive to the print edition (or, in the case of “A Game of Dice,” also in audio form).
Verse Wisconsin is a really strong publication, and it’s especially cool for me to be included in the same issue as the Milwaukee poet Antler. I studied his work almost 25 years ago when I went back to school at SMSU, and some of his best poems are included in two anthologies I have: Maverick Poets (used in a creative writing workshop I took), and Pierced by a Ray of the Sun (a gift from my librarian sister-in-law).
My friend and the great poet Phil Dacey has also been published in VW, although not this issue. Phil was also the subject of a long interview in Issue 105 of Verse Wisconsin. To read the interview, click here. (it’s worth it).
Thanks for reading (and listening!).