Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Monday, August 11, 2014

housingworksbookstore:

A new episode of On Stage at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is up! It features clips from Integrating Influence: A Poetry Reading and Discussion, Say It to My Face: Confronting the Comments Section, and Hey Ladies! Live. You can listen (and subscribe!) on Soundcloud or iTunes. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

UPDATE UPDATE: Now it works again for some reason.

UPDATE: The song stopped working here for some reason, but it can be found on Shannon’s blog here.

Shannon McArdle, formerly of the Mendoza Line (one of my favorite bands), has made a song of my poem "Country Music," to be included on her forthcoming album, A Touch of Class. Proud to premiere it here.

"Country Music"

Engineered by Clint Newman. Masterfully performed by Clint Newman (guitar, drums, shaker) and Bob van Pelt (bass). Interpreted and performed by Shannon McArdle, Shandelion Music (BMI).

lyrics by Michael Robbins

(N.B. The poem, as it appears online at The New Yorker, is misprinted without stanza breaks. It should appear in quatrains.)

© Shannon McArdle & Shandelion Music
lyrics © Michael Robbins

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Monday, July 28, 2014 Sunday, July 27, 2014 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Monday, July 7, 2014 Sunday, July 6, 2014
From behind the paywall, the little bark of my wit now lifts her sails

From behind the paywall, the little bark of my wit now lifts her sails

Friday, July 4, 2014 Monday, June 30, 2014 Saturday, June 28, 2014 Monday, June 16, 2014
housingworksbookstore:

Matthew Rohrer, Bianca Stone, and Michael Robbins will be reading and then talking about what inspires them with John Deming, Editor-in-Chief of Coldfront. You can RSVP/invite all your friends on Facebook here. See you Monday!

housingworksbookstore:

Matthew Rohrer, Bianca Stone, and Michael Robbins will be reading and then talking about what inspires them with John Deming, Editor-in-Chief of Coldfront. You can RSVP/invite all your friends on Facebook here. See you Monday!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My life in NYC so far

I went to a movie & I went to a movie. I saw Swans w/ Sasha. I went to the park, then I went to the park. I bought many records. I bought many books. I bought a burger & a milkshake. I got in a minor altercation. I called a locksmith. I ate a crawdad & I ate a catfish po boy. I was asked to give a reading & I agreed to give a reading. I was asked to give another reading & I said I’d think about it. I wrote a thing about Freud. I had dinner w/ Zach & Amanda. I had dinner w/ Rose. I had dinner w/ Alex. I went to the bookstore w/ Garnette. I had lunch w/ Anahid. I went to the bookstore w/ Anahid. I had lunch w/ Anna. I had dinner w/ Emily. I went to the bookstore w/ Alex. I went to the bookstore by myself. I had lunch by myself. I had dinner by myself. I wrote a thing about hating. I injured my back. I bought a slice of pizza, saw a movie, & bought another slice of pizza. I saw a movie w/ Anna. I saw a movie w/ Rose. I had dinner w/ Rose again. I had dinner w/ Shannon. I scheduled lunches or dinners w/ Paul, Emily, Anahid, Ben, & Ben. I made plans to see a concert w/ Ben. I looked at buildings. I looked at other buildings, then at other buildings, then at buildings. I read in a park. I watched dogs run in a park. I watched dogs play in water in a park.