Thursday, June 9, 2011

Past All Traps: Pittsburgh City Paper and The Improvised Life

Photograph by Heather Mull

In anticipation of Saturday's Book Launch at ModernFormations Gallery for my poetry collection, Past All Traps, Justin Hopper has done a very generous profile (with 4 poems), which you can find here, in which he very much "got it."

In addition, two poems from the collection are featured on The Improvised Life: A Guide to the Daily Possible (poems as gifts: don wentworth’s ‘past all traps’).  Thanks very much to Sally Schneider, proprietor of The Improvised Life, and Maureen Rolla for passing the book along to her.

I'm looking forward to Saturday's reading, with Renée Alberts, Nikki Allen, Kris Collins, Jerome Crooks, and Angele Ellis, which should be a gas.  More info on the reading may be found on Facebook. Past All Traps may be purchased at the blog (top of the right hand sidebar via Paypal, otherwise known as the top right side of this very page, or from amazon). 

sitting straight   —   Crow knows.
                                from Past All Traps

the ants rush
to make a road...
Buddha's birthday flowers

translated by David G. Lanoue


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Anonymous said...

Fire caught up to you on your way out of the house that day with Fred. It's in your eyes, "past all traps".

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

!!! Thanks, Donna.

Anonymous said...

This is a really nice story. I just ordered the book and am looking forward to reading it. - Mark

aditya said...

Wonderful poems - the few I could read. I read the story and the picture is lovely as well.

"Stop counting syllables, / start counting the dead."

Oh ! Like a knife in the ribs!

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Many thanks ... got the order really appreciated, both that and your kind words.


Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks very much ... it's get to know something touches someone half a world a way ...


bandit said...

I was taken aback by the anecdote of the woman who gestured with Buddha's hand. I want to read more . . . w

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Ask, bandit, and you shall receive: