My review of Bin Ramke’s forthcoming collection, Missing the Moon (October 2014, Omnidawn), is up at Colorado Review. Best book of poetry I’ve read in a long time.
“It seems paradoxical—to revere the distance between yourself and your beloved—but this distance is what teaches us to reach rather than retreat. ”
New poem up in The Cresset. Check if out, if you please.
Have you heard about Ruminate’s new AIR (artist-in-residence) series? We’re excited to offer our beautiful barn to a select number of artists, providing them with the space and time to create. Our inaugural AIR reception, featuring local artist Scott Laumann, is June 28th, 7pm in the barn. We hope to see you there! More information available here.
Stay tuned for our next installment in September!
Miss the event? See some photos and read my introduction to Scott’s work at Ruminate.
I’m honored to be Imgae Journal‘s June Artist of the month!
“Gifted newcomer Kristin George Bagdanov is a border-crosser: in her poems, she moves her needle back and forth across the gap between mind and body, heaven and earth, human and nature, human and divine, then pulls the thread tight, drawing the panels together….”
Read more and see one of my poems from Image’s 25 year anniversary issue.
My thoughts on tragedy, poetry, symbol, issues, and grieving online. Ruminate.
Two new poems, “Commodity Body” and “Damage Body,” are up in the May issue of Word Riot. Check them out here.
A Poem that Desires: Changing the Secular/Sacred Conversation
“Let’s ignore for a moment the secular/sacred dichotomy and talk about how the writing of a poem is an act of desire, and that this desire is the same one that reaches out toward the other, the sacred, the little or big “g,” “God.” If this is the conversation we engage in, not only is there no need for the secular/sacred divide—it doesn’t even exist.”
Read more of my latest blog here
Head over to Ruminate for my post “6 Literary Magazines you should read in 2014”
Why 6? I’m not sure…