I've been very busy, too busy really. I'm working on that. One of the things that tends to drop off my list is updating here. (I do try to keep up a little better at the Bloof blog, but Facebook is generally handiest.)
This poor old site could use a complete overhaul. I'll get to that.
In the meantime, here are some updates…
- I recently did an interview with Tony Trigilio, for Radio Free Albion. Listen here.
- I wrote a review of Dara Wier's You Good Thing, for Coldfront. Read it here.
- I wrote a long poem, an homage to James Schuyler. It will appear in the next issue of Court Green. (January) I also have work forthcoming in the next issue of Map Literary.
- Publishers Weekly recently reviewed Brink: "[T]his third volume is all sorts of breakthrough: in two restrained sequences and two sets of wild, outré, funny stand-alone lyrics, Compton does as much as anyone yet to represent the way her youngish people live now, the alterable, friable, quizzical, digital, comical voice of a plugged-in, sexed-out, and reluctantly but unmistakably political cohort."
- I have several events on the calendar, including a panel next Saturday, September 28, at the Conversations & Connections writing conference in Philadelphia. Our topic is how to deal with obstacles to your writing practice, and the other panelists are Catie Rosemurgy, Michael Loughran & Sarah Blake (moderator). The conference is offered by Barrelhouse Magazine.
- In November, I have three readings in and around Chicago:
- Wednesday, November 13 at Columbia College with Nick Twemlow
- Thursday, November 14 at Illinois State University with Peter Davis (Bloomington-Normal)
- Saturday, November 16 at the Dollhouse Series with David Trinidad, Gregory Sherl & Srikanth Reddy
- I will be reading at the Center for Book Arts in New York City on December 6 for the Center Broadside Reading Series
- Oh, and this poem at Ink Node.