MR WHISKERS WITHOUT THE PICNIC BASKET

The only award I ever won, and didn’t even enter, was for a poem called “Mr Whiskers and the Picnic Basket.” It was published in Hayden’s Ferry Review as a winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award. I was completing my MFA at UNC Greensboro at the time. Then it was republished at storySouth in 2004. ThisContinue reading “MR WHISKERS WITHOUT THE PICNIC BASKET”

FAREWELL NOMADIC SURREALIST PERFORMANCE IN LONDON

Part of the reading from last night at Xing the Line. Poems and stories from ongoing manuscript The Green Monk. Influenced by Mormonism, Lydia Davis, Ivor Cutler, James Tate, and others. https://player.vimeo.com/video/171918072 Xing the Line Farewell Reading Part Two from JJMars on Vimeo.  

BORDERS AND IDENTITIES

I was listening to Mipo radio last night and Amy King was interviewing Linh Dihn (you should check it out if you haven’t yet: Mipo Radio ) anyway, Linh mentioned being between cultures (Vietnam and America) and not being fully accepted or integrated into either. I can relate to that experience, although in my caseContinue reading “BORDERS AND IDENTITIES”