10 May 2016

Cover reveal for THE CZAR!

Biddinger & Robinson cover5


This book is not a book, it’s treatise on empire, a manifest destiny, a pack of wild peasants outside the gate, a mesmerizing tour d’effluvia in its Czar not Czar, throne not throne, overthrown mistresses, Lady Czar is no Czarina, cappuccino foam isn’t foam, revolution was a hoax, naming and renaming, unlearned cursive, unheard flute solo, empire under construction, not New York, not Sacramento, non-tabloids, non-violent non-women. Biddinger and Robinson rebuild our world and take it away piece by piece to show the conviviality of our destruction. –Elizabeth Colen, author of They Could No Longer Contain Themselves

27 March 2016

AWP 2016 Dance Card: LA

We've packed up the boxes of books and buttons, and look forward to bringing a whole lot of Akron to AWP LA. California is my birth state, and I always find it both strange and welcoming. Below please find this year's dance card.

I'll be spending most of the days representing the University of Akron Press at table #313 in the bookfair. Stop on by to check out our beautiful new books. Also, I'll be reading from Small Enterprise and signing copies, thanks to Black Lawrence Press. And finally, please consider checking out our awesome UA Press offsite event with Cleveland State University Poetry Center and Rescue Press.

I'll be reading from Small Enterprise at the BLP offsite & party
Thursday, March 31st
7:00 pm, CB1 Gallery
Black Lawrence Press offsite reading

Please join us for a reading by authors from the University of Akron Press, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and Rescue Press
Friday, April 1st
7:00 pm, Seahorse Sound Studios
The Midwest Goes West: A Mixtape for LA

I'll be signing copies of Small Enterprise at the BLP booth (#1526) from 1:00-2:00 on Saturday, April 2nd
Safe travels to California, convention-goers! To the many folks who showed their support for the UA Press during our rather dramatic summer, please stop by table 313 to get your POETRY LIVES button, along with our sincere thanks.  

14 September 2015

This is happening.



 
 


 

11 September 2015

Small Enterprise



After a long day of teaching, I didn’t expect this box on my doorstep, and for a moment I thought I should wait until morning to unbox Small Enterprise, but then realized I’d be up all night wondering what she looked like. I have so much gratitude to Black Lawrence Press, photographer Heidi Thoenen, and many more folks. But for this morning, I just want to share two photos welcoming my 4th book to the world.

05 April 2015

AWP 2015 Dance Card


AWP 2015 is this week!

Please stop by the University of Akron Press & Barn Owl Review table to check out BOR #8 and our many fine poetry titles. We are at TABLE 933.

Here's the rest of my dance card.

THURSDAY, 4/9:
12:30-1:30 Hanging out at The Account (table 1331) and signing books.
2:00-3:00 Book signing at the Black Lawrence Press table (2030).

7:30 Reading poems at the AWP Offsite Reading with Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and Laurel Review  
Republic - Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave Suite 2200, Minneapolis

FRIDAY, 4/10
3:00-4:00 Chillin' at the South Dakota Review booth (736) and signing books.

Safe travels to all the folks heading to Minneapolis.

20 March 2015

March and the Madnesses.

This is my ready for Spring Break face. 
Hello from Akron, OH. I am crawling toward Spring Break. I desperately need Spring Break. Vowing to write, revise, and submit poems. Also, to read a book. I always read a book over break. Last year I did pretty much nothing but read The Goldfinch. Haven't decided on this year's Spring Break book yet.

In other news...

Green Mountains Review is featuring my poem "I Was on the Line" online.

New Pages reviewed A Sunny Place with Adequate Water.

I'm reading in Minneapolis for the AWP Offsite Reading with Denver QuarterlyColorado Review, and The Laurel ReviewHere's the scoop

Spring almost arrives in Akron, OH.