More about what people are reading to come, but I have a poem up at Levelerthis week, if you'd like to read it and comment. (Some people took this little car ride with me recently at a reading.)
I love Leveler for its wonderful brief essay--click the box to the right when you get there--on how the poem works. Then you can click Level With Us to submit a comment of your own on the poem and/or essay.
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor and director in Chicago, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited two poetry journals, shelved and retrieved materials in several libraries, walked beans, and was an assistant professor of English. Now I serve as Poetry Editor and Editor at Large for Escape Into Life, an online arts magazine, write & edit as a freelancer, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.