“Pornography and poetry, the winner and runner-up in the internet sweepstakes. It’s not necessarily what you would have predicted when the internet was getting started. Well, at least the poetry part.” Click here to check out David’s new blog post, “Wherever, However: Poetry, Pornography, and the Internet,” up now at the AGNI blog!
Guess what? I’m giving away one signed copy of each of my books (Autogeography, The Artist’s Torah, Between Camelots, Into the Wilderness, and We Were the People Who Moved)—to people who post themselves on Instagram with one (or more) of the books. Maybe you’re reading the book, or staring longingly at it, or cooking it a nice meal. Maybe you’re just taking a walk together, or a cozy nap. However you want to do it, you and the book together! Between now and the end of November 30 (11:59 pm), just take a picture of you and the book(s) and post it on Instagram, and add the hashtag #ReadingEbenbach so I can find the photo. For each book I’ll choose a winner randomly from among the pictures and send that winner a signed copy of the book. That’s all it takes—so snap those photos and stay tuned!
“Is poetry, then—the singing of our displacement—the construction of a mobile emotional home that we can bring with us through all the changes and dislocations?… If poetry is a home, it’s not a home that brings us to rest. It’s a home that can house your homelessness without resolving it.” In this blog post, David discusses the reasons poetry makes such a good home for movement and dislocation. Check out the rest at the North American Review blog!
“We Were The People Who Moved is smart, lyrical, and full of insight. Spiritual observations disguise themselves in plainspoken humor, and intellectualism gives way to intimacy. This is a collection for re-reading, a book to be dog-eared, underlined, and loved.” Check out this combo interview/review in the New Orleans Review. Anya Groner asks David about poetic influences; moving between poetry and prose; Philadelphia; writing as a parent; and spirituality and writing—and has wonderful things to say about We Were the People Who Moved!
“This is a powerful perception of America with intensity of language and lightness of tone. How does Ebenbach achieve balance? Diction, word choice, and goodwill.” David’s new book of poetry, We Were the People Who Moved, got a great review in the Washington Independent Review of Books!
Check it out: David’s poem “Autogeography” is up at Verse Daily as the poem of the day—click here to read!
A few years ago, writers were all interviewing themselves about their new books in a nice phenomenon known as The Next Big Thing. But what if the fictional interviewer was a little more hostile? Here’s David in what he calls The Next Uncomfortable Thing.
“Maybe you can broaden your definition of success so that it includes participating helpfully in a thriving writing community, a world where happy readers (God bless readers!) do get to read some good writing by some good people. If that’s the definition, then suddenly envy’s down on the mat, wondering what hit it.” Check out David’s thoughts on writer envy on the “On Writing” blog hosted by the great writer West Moss!
You can take a look at the book trailer for David’s newest book at Vimeo and YouTube. You can also check it out it right here:
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We Were the People Who Moved, David’s first full-length book of poetry, is now officially IN PRINT! Find out more here!