I’m looking forward to doing a poetry reading on April 13 at Studio One in Oakland for Black Radish Books. Other poets reading on the 13th are Carrie Hunter, Barbara Tomash, Mg Roberts, Dana Teen Lomax, & James Maughn. I’ll be reading from my book, Corporeal, which will be published in June by Black Radish. My book opens up with this quote:
“The natives of the islands of Pintados, especially the women, are very vicious and sensual. Their perverseness has discovered lascivious methods of communication between men and women.” —Dr. Antonio de Morga, Alcalde of Criminal Causes, in the Royal Audiencia of Nueva España, and Counsel for the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas. 1609. In The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XVI, 1609, by H.E. Blair.
Here’s a copy of the cover design for my book, by M.A. Fink (my name has not yet been placed on the image). I love it!