Summer poems in Brooklyn Rail and Janus Head

Thanks to poetry editor Anselm Berrigan for publishing four of my poems in the July/August 2015 issue of Brooklyn Rail. It’s an honor to be included in a magazine with such an active, committed readership. Admittedly, these poems are not very summer; one even mentions “ice from the cracks in a Minnesota runway.” But if your summer days are as hot as mine are, then it is probably welcome to think about Minneapolis in January. Note: the title of the first of my poems appears incorrectly in the web version. It should read “imitation of/is an aesthetic”

And thanks also to David Wolf, the new literary editor of Janus Head, for including two of my “problem of…” poems in the latest issue of the journal dedicated to continental philosophy, literature, phenomenology, and art. The two that appear here are from a series of poems on classic philosophical problems, which I started writing alongside the introductory philosophy classes that I have been teaching.

summer heat in Sevilla