Sunday, November 24, 2013

Chris Pusateri on The Poetry Show, KRFC 88.9 FM

Yours truly will appear on the Poetry Show with Susie Martinez, broadcast on KRFC 88.9 FM in Fort Collins, this coming Sunday, December 1st, from 6-7pm.  You can listen on an old school set or stream the show live here.  I'll be reading poems by myself and others, as well as fielding questions about all things literary.  It'll either make for good poetry or good comedy, possibly both, so come be my community of ears.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Something on Paper, Vol 1

Something on Paper, Vol 1

The inaugural issue of Something on Paper, Naropa University's new faculty-edited critical journal, is now online.  It features, among other things, my interview with poet and critic Peter Jaeger, as well as Lyn Hejinian's Ginsberg Visiting Fellow lecture; Joan Retallack's Leslie Scalapino lecture; Michelle Naka Pierce's interview with Alice Notley; a roundtable discussion on Violence & Community with Gabrielle Civil, David Buuck, Bhanu Kapil and Melissa Buzzeo; performances from fourthirtythree: Caged!, a two-day event commemorating the life and work of John Cage; essays on pedagogy by Kass Fleisher, Joe Amato and Ryan Clark; book reviews; and cover art from Sue Hammond West.

The journal's website, designed by HR Hegnauer, is here:

Prospective contributors should note that Something on Paper is accepting submissions for its second issue through February 1, 2014.

Pass the word.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


This is what you get when you Google attentive

 Hello darlings,

New products of my troubled imagination are now on view, and because you've been as vigilant as the stranger above (as well as the fact that all of us here at American Saliva are in the Halloween spirit), we've decided to give you both tricks and treats, seeing that we're philosophically opposed to either/or constructions.  So, for being a cooperative and jolly spirit, here's what's behind Door Number One:

      -Tom Fink and I discuss my book Common Time in The Conversant
      -My review of Jane Lewty's Bravura Cool at The Iowa Review.
      -David Clarke chats up my mini-chap Semblance in Sabotage.
      -Three excerpts from When Jazz was the Capital of Alaska in The Brooklyn Rail.

In my professional life, I also co-edit and post bits of whimsy to my library's adult services blog, Books & Beyond. There you can hear me hold forth on a variety of poppy topics, including:

      -Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers and the best bad movies;
      -Ron Howard's racecar thriller Rush;
      -Lauren Slater's Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir and the issue of truth in        literature.

Buen provecho and more to come,