This page is just getting started. I will be putting up links to shows I go to see as well as those I am in. As well as a variety of other things I may be up to as an artist. Stay tuned as there is a pending announcement…

June 25 2021

Since there are only two days left to see this show I wanted to put something out here. I am still writing some thoughts about the work itself ad want to give that some time to marinate. However, please if you are so inclined or in Dumbo in the next couple of days (the show closes on the 27th) check out the historic A.I.R. Gallery and Fractal Nature, curated by Patricia M. Hernández.

June 22 2021

Yesterday was the solstice and over the solstice I got the final announcement on the publication of a dear friends work. I am so excited that this news is my first addition to this page. This work is a beautiful, thoughtful, hopeful and heartrending use of words. I was so humbled when one of my works made the cut to grace the cover. Derek has been a friend and at times artistic collaborator for many years, and he continues to bring such beauty and richness to my life and practice as an artist. Don’t hesitate to get a copy.

About Derek

Derek Pollard is editor of Till One Day the Sun Shall Shine More Brightly: The Poetry and Prose of Donald Revell (University of Michigan Press), author of the poetry collection On the Verge of Something Bright and Good (Barrow Street Press), and co-author with Derek Henderson of the poetry collection Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX Books). His writing has been published in Ambit (UK), Colorado Review, Edgar Allan Poe ReviewPleiadesSix-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, and They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, among numerous other anthologies and journals. His multimedia work has been performed and exhibited throughout the United States.

He currently serves as Series Editor for the Poets on Poetry Series, founded by Donald Hall and published by the University of Michigan Press. Previously, he served as Associate Editor at Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, where he launched and edited the journal’s quarterly online issues and co-edited the annual print volume; as Poetry and Nonfiction Editor at Witness, where he co-edited the annual print volume and served as organizer and liaison for author events at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI); and as Associate Editor at New Issues Poetry & Prose, where he selected and edited books for the New Issues Poetry Prize and the Green Rose Prize.

He holds a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a BMI Fellow in Poetry, and has taught most recently at the Downtown Writers Center, University of Tampa, Ringling College of Art and Design, and Keiser University.

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