The Lovely Arc

Jul 24

Day 19: Northampton, MA

3961 miles

Day 19: Northampton, MA

3961 miles

Jul 23

Day 18: Scranton, PA
3692 miles

Day 18: Scranton, PA

3692 miles

Jul 22

Day 17: Pittsburgh, PA

3430 miles

Day 17: Pittsburgh, PA

3430 miles

Jul 20

Day 14-16: Chicago, IL.

2995 miles

Day 14-16: Chicago, IL.

2995 miles

Jul 17

Day 11-13: Davenport, IA.

2710 miles.

Day 11-13: Davenport, IA.

2710 miles.

Jul 15

Day 10: Iowa City, IA

2632 miles

Day 10: Iowa City, IA

2632 miles

Jul 14

Day 9: Council Bluffs, IA. 

2345 miles

Day 9: Council Bluffs, IA.

2345 miles

Jul 13

Day 8: Lincoln, NE

2290 miles

Day 8: Lincoln, NE

2290 miles

Jul 12

Day 7: Denver, CO

1751 miles

Day 7: Denver, CO

1751 miles

Jul 11

Day 6: Salt Lake City, UT. 

1275 miles.

Day 6: Salt Lake City, UT.

1275 miles.

Jul 10

Day 5: Pocatello, ID 

1015 miles

Day 5: Pocatello, ID

1015 miles

Jul 09

Day 4: Missoula, MT

685 miles.

Day 4: Missoula, MT

685 miles.

Jul 08

Day 3. SPOKANE, WA.

498 milesDay 3. SPOKANE, WA.

498 miles

Jul 07

Day 2: Seattle, WA174 miles

Day 2: Seattle, WA

174 miles

Jul 05

BRING A MIX TAPE TO MY READINGS
I’m ready to depart tomorrow morning for my 6 week poetry tour road trip. I bought a 1989 Chevy conversion van for the trip, and I’m going to try to go the entire trip using only the listening technology of that year, 1989, since the van only comes equipped with a cassette deck. (I’m bringing tape recorders and doing things with them at my readings too.)
So, I have an idea: if you come to one of these readings, BRING ME A MIX TAPE. I’ll listen to it (with a handful of other poets along the way) as I depart your town, and I’ll tweet about the mixes as I listen under the hashtag #mixtapetour. I’ll review the tapes by town, in order to determine which towns make the most and least impressive mixes. I’m looking at you first, Seattle. 
You bring me a mix tape, and I’ll bring, for sale, a copy of The Book of Joshua, a copy of Wong May’s Picasso’s Tears, and some prints of some of my portraits. Please bring all of your cash, because this van drinks a lot of gas.
PS. The mix tape drawn above was part of my good friend Kate Bingaman-Burt’s mix tape drawing project, “Other People’s Mixtapes" 

BRING A MIX TAPE TO MY READINGS

I’m ready to depart tomorrow morning for my 6 week poetry tour road trip. I bought a 1989 Chevy conversion van for the trip, and I’m going to try to go the entire trip using only the listening technology of that year, 1989, since the van only comes equipped with a cassette deck. (I’m bringing tape recorders and doing things with them at my readings too.)

So, I have an idea: if you come to one of these readings, BRING ME A MIX TAPE. I’ll listen to it (with a handful of other poets along the way) as I depart your town, and I’ll tweet about the mixes as I listen under the hashtag #mixtapetour. I’ll review the tapes by town, in order to determine which towns make the most and least impressive mixes. I’m looking at you first, Seattle

You bring me a mix tape, and I’ll bring, for sale, a copy of The Book of Joshua, a copy of Wong May’s Picasso’s Tears, and some prints of some of my portraits. Please bring all of your cash, because this van drinks a lot of gas.

PS. The mix tape drawn above was part of my good friend Kate Bingaman-Burt’s mix tape drawing project, “Other People’s Mixtapes