new poem up at Glass!

Just a quick post to announce the release of the latest issue of Glass: A Journal of Poetry! This issue features my poem “Speaking Spanish on the Streets of NYC” as well as a small paragraph giving insight into the writing of the poem.

Excited to be in great company including Caseyrenée Lopez, Kristen Brida, Rebecca Valley, and Andrew Kozma among other great writers. Check out the rest of the issue here.

Special thanks to Anthony Frame for creating such a great and supportive community!

And thank you to everyone for the warm response to my new Instagram poetry project — poetryamano!

See you Friday!

José

* quick chapbook news!

Just a quick post to make a few announcements and share some news:

  • I am happy to report that my next chapbook, The Divorce Suite, will be out in a week or two by Red Bird Chapbooks. This chapbook will have an initial run of 100 copies. More info soon!
  • Here are links to some recent online publications that I feel are definitely worth reading and supporting. The first is Glass: A Journal of Poetry’s recent Orlando tribute feature “Pulsamos: LGBTQ Poets Respond to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting.” Some great poems in there from Emily Rose Cole, Steven Sanchez, and Darrel Alejandro Holnes among other fine work. The other recent publication I’d like to share is the first issue by The Deaf Poets Society: an online journal of disability literature & art. Some strong work from Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Mary Peelan among others. Here’s an article on this new online journal from PBS.
  • Lastly, I’d like to thank everyone who entered the Goodreads giveaway. Out of 500 plus entries (each time I think of this number = Wow! *gasp*), 10 were chosen by Goodreads to received signed copies of my chapbook, Reasons (not) to Dance (FutureCycle Press). Those copies should be out shortly. Everyone be on the look out next month for another giveaway, this time of my first full book of poems, Everything We Think We Hear (Floricanto Press).

See you Friday!

José