Saturday Songs with Devotchka

Though, I loved them, it turns out I had only heard a bit of the music of Devotchka. I knew them from the Soundtrack of Little Miss Sunshine and from their Album, 100 Other Lovers. But when I asked Brian to put some of their music on USB for our recent drive to Columbus, I…

Poem Covered by Seth Pennington

Have you ever had moments when you realized that the big, scary, beautiful world is smaller and more intricately connected than you thought? Unless this is your first visit here (and if so, welcome!), you know that I recently landed a second chapbook publication. Angels & Adultery was selected by Nickole Brown for the Robin Becker…

Chapel Reading and Old PUP Friends

No, “old PUP friends” does not refer to some sort of senior citizen’s collar-and-leash fetish society. It’s a reference to a poetry reading series I used to attend in Lewisburg, PA at Faustina’s Art Gallery. Poetry Under the Paintings is the name of the group, and it perfectly describes what they do. They still gather every…

Saturday Song, Little Changes with Frank Turner

Honestly, I have adored my share of little dancer boys, but I’ll take Frank Turner. We’ll, if he’ll have me. I love his new album, and I just watched this new video. Now I can’t stop smiling. Favorite moments: “We waste our energy getting angry instead of being kinder . . . . . ….