my poetry book, takahe, is available now for pre-order
cover is by kelly schirmann

I recommend ordering Stacey Teague’s beautiful new book.
If you missed Black Cake’s first ever live reading, recording, & performance in Portland last month, consider this your after-dinner treat. This special bonus album, recorded live at the IPRC, features words & sounds by Black Cake alums Robert Duncan Gray, Lisa Ciccarello, Sara Woods, Emily Kendal Frey, & Zachary Schomburg. Shoutouts to everyone who came & listened to cross-genre performance on a Friday night, & for all our amazing readers (as well as those who couldn’t be there to read). Present & edible over at
I have six new poems up at Western Beefs of North America today. Subscribe to this dang thing to read new work by Rachel B. Glaser, Tao Lin, Mark Leidner, Delia Pless, Matthew Rohrer, Lucy Ives, & more. Good job, Willis.
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Portland! Please come to Black Cake's first ever live reading & recording, Saturday, June 28th at 7:30pm at the IPRC. There will be beer & snacks, as well as readings & performances by Black Cake alumni Zachary Schomburg, Emily Kendal Frey, Lisa Ciccarello, Sara Woods, & Robert Duncan Gray. We will be accepting donations for future Black Cake projects & recording the event for a new live album on our site. Be there!

Tonight! Beer! Cupcakes! Yr Favorite Poets! Yr Best Friends!
COMING SOON: Wendy Xu, Nick Sturm, & the stuff they found on their nature walk.

I read a poem from Sommer Browning’s Backup Singers for a new Birds, LLC video collection of poets reading poems from Sommer Browning’s Backup Singers. Watch the rest of them here!