Dear Sol LeWitt,

A friend posted Sol LeWitt’s Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes and my OCD was bothering the fuck out of me so: I should add they are extremely poor variations. I am busy and… Continue reading

Response to Jennifer Chin’s A Morphology of Luxury at Undefined 2, 2015

The following poems were read at Undefined 2:  http://jacquelinevalencia.com/2015/02/16/undefined-2/ as a response to Jennifer Chin’s artwork in exhibit. You can find the art work here: http://jenniferchin.ca/section/372581_A_Morphology_of_Luxury_2012_ongoing.html  Response to Jennifer Chin’s A Morphology of Luxury… Continue reading

On the state of poetry.

I keep wondering how I’m going to start this. Do I rehash everything that has happened in the last few months in poetry or do I just dive in? What can I impart… Continue reading

The Jesus And Mary Chain 30th Anniversary Tour – Phoenix Concert Theatre May 1, 2015

My ruminations on shows or albums here aren’t reviews. They’re often me waxing about nostalgia and the idolatry in it. It seems to be a theme with most shows these days. I’m trying… Continue reading

My review of Brett Morgen’s Montage of Heck

“I was in my parents’ living room stuffing my face with potato chips when I first heard and saw the video for Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. I almost choked. The punk rock… Continue reading

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 14: Rita Wong

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Rita Wong: Her wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Wong An interview with her: http://www.openbooktoronto.com/greatcanadianwriterscraft/blog/great_canadian_writers_craft_interview_rita_wong http://canlit.ca/canlitpoets/poets/rita_wong Her poetry: *http://blogs.eciad.ca/ritawong/?page_id=5 * http://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/fluorine * J28 by Rita… Continue reading

POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 12 & 13: Yasmin Ladha & Margarita Feliciano

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved. Today, it’s Kuldip Gill and Margarita Feliciano: A profile on the late poet: http://www.sikhchic.com/poetry/canada_loses_accomplished_poet_academic_kuldip_kaur_gill http://www.openbooktoronto.com/sheniz_j/blog/kuldip_gill Her poetry: Ghazal 1 by Kuldip… Continue reading

My new collection of poetry, THE ALIEN

The Alien is an exploration in isolation, disenfranchisement, and language in a galaxy that’s disconnected with the senses. I wrote this while struggling with the world inside my head and the ones that collide… Continue reading