1. Short film (directed by Nick Paonessa) featuring three poems ("The Ocean," "The Fortune Teller," and "Hold Me, the Walls are Falling") from THIS IS THE OCEAN, by Robert Krut (Bona Fide Books, 2013). More information: http://www.robertkrut.com/homepage/?page_id=115

  2. THIS IS THE OCEAN review: Hayden's Ferry Review

  3. Santa Barbara: Book release reading this Thursday!
  4. Moving Poems: "The Fortune Teller"

    Thanks, Moving Poems, for featuring this!

  5. Thank you, Bona Fide Books, LTCC, and Patricia Smith.

    This is the Ocean, winner of the 2012 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Award, is now available…look for it through all the usual places: the publisher (http://www.bonafidebooks.com/this-is-the-ocean/), Amazon (http://amzn.com/1936511088), Small Press Distribution (http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781936511082/this-is-the-ocean.aspx?rf=1), etc.    “Forget you think you know your body, or your place. To be in a Krut poem is to have a new experience of ‘reality,’ both physical and mental. Krut writes poems that re-arrange our molecules.” —Sarah Maclay, author of Music for the Black Room “We already know that the world is falling apart, that consciousness (& maybe even language itself) is broken. It’s the future, after all. Enter Robert Krut, the calmest man left on the planet, the last good guy standing. He somehow manages to take in all the craziness, all the fracture & color, & process it according to operational parameters we humans used to call emotions. He helps us see the electric ground we’re standing on.” —Nate Pritts, author of Right Now More Than Ever “The wonder and the wisdom of these poems will burn in your memory like the bright neon of a pier’s Ferris wheel.” —Oliver de la Paz, author of Requiem for the Orchard “This Is the Ocean is alive with transformative power, images that sizzle, beautiful uncertainties and quiet humanity.  It is a memorable and compelling book.” —Beckian Fritz Goldberg, author of Reliquary Fever: Selected Poems

  7. Superstition Review Guest Blog Post: Wherever, Whenever

    The great Superstition Review was nice enough to have me discuss the writing process, along with Hollywood dance clubs, coffee, The Big Lebowski, retro MTV programming, and getting caught dancing at an Outkast show by my students.

  8. Cusp/Wendy C. Ortiz: ::October Readings::


    Many readings, all over Los Angeles, so I expect to see my L.A. friends who live all over the L.A. map:

    Sun. Oct. 13, 2013, 7pm. Rhapsodomancy’s 9th Anniversary Reading. Cynthia Cruz, Rob Roberge, Louise Mathias, & Wendy C. Ortiz. The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA…

  9. Pre-Order THIS IS THE OCEAN

    Pre-order THIS IS THE OCEAN and have it on your doorstep on its release date (10/11).

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