Sunday, May 28, 2023

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (5/28/23)


Today's poem:

Listen! by Wendell Berry (from his book The Peace of Wild Things)

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (May 21, 2023)

This week's poems are now ready! A special thanks to Lurch the cat for joining.

  • Gift Horses by Jack Gilbert (from his book The Great Fires)
  • Second Language by Jericho Brown (from his book The Tradition)
  • Old Man at Home Alone in the Morning by W.S. Merwin (from his book Garden Time)


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Saturday, May 20, 2023

"Grimly Gorgeous Stories": Tom Noyes on Unexpected Weather Events, new stories by Erin Pringle

“Erin Pringle has done it again. In this clutch of grimly gorgeous stories, resilient characters navigate perilous conditions and deteriorating landscapes in their efforts to transcend, or at least come to terms with, the dicey, mysterious predicaments of their strangely familiar lives. The greatest graces afforded these pilgrims, not to mention us readers, are the sentences, coldly true and perfectly pitched, that pump their blood and afford them breath. Erin Pringle is not a minimalist, nor is she a language-for-language’s-sake lyricist, but her prose, its sound and its sense, is the heart of the book.” 

- Tom Noyes, author of The Substance of Things Hoped For

📖 Due out October 1, 2023
💙 Published by Awst Press

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (5/14/2023)

Another Sunday and more good poems. Enjoy!


  • The Rival by Sylvia Plath (from her book Ariel)
  • Malines by Paul Verlaine (from his book Songs without Words, trans. Donald Revell)
  • Turtle by Robert Lowell (from his Collected Poems)


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Friday, May 12, 2023

Unexpected Weather Events, a New Book of Stories

I'm happy to share the good news that my next book is a collection of stories entitled Unexpected Weather Events, and that it's found a home with Awst Press, which published my last book, Hezada! I Miss You. The wonderful cover is by L.K. James who also did the cover for Hezada! 

“Erin Pringle is my favorite living author. This breathtaking new collection more than solidifies that opinion. Her writing is soul-rich with wonder and terror, tapping into a child’s dream-like experience of family, change, and death. These are not only stories; each piece is a spell swirling with grief, love, and the bitter-strong beauty of being alive.”
— Owen Egerton, author of HOLLOW and HOW BEST TO AVOID DYING


Sunday, May 7, 2023

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (May 7, 2023)

 We've returned to May, or it to us. Thanks for joining me for another session of poems. 


  • Coming Home from the Post Office by Philip Levine (from his book What Work Is)
  • Claims by Tina Mozelle Braziel (from her book Known by Salt)
  • Misery and Splendor by Robert Hass (from his book Human Wishes)
  • Riddle by Laura Kasischke (from her book Space, in Chains) 


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