New Chapbook from Poet Justin Belote

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2014 by paulscotaugust

I know Justin Belote from the Summer Writing Seminar at Sarah Lawrence and had to pleasure to read many of his poems over the past couple of years as he attended VCU for his MFA. I just ordered myself a copy of his new chapbook Mixtape of the Unsaid on Edwin E. Smith Publishing. Looking forward to getting it!

It’s available here on Amazon…

Some blurbs:

The poems of J.S. Belote are lean, gracefully hewn, and above all able to extract the surreal from the quotidian with refreshing naturalness and urgency. These are haunting lyrics of dazzling promise. -David Wojahn

In stripped-down language braced with tensile emotional strength, J. S. Belote traverses the landscape of love and loss in Mixtape of the Unsaid, his first collection of poems. Whether speaking to seagulls of Nietzsche or meditating on the presence of absence in an empty red dress, these delicate and exacting meditative elegies resist both lament and hope in favor of reverence. Embracing emotionally associative connections in poems that create truth beyond memory, beyond the intellectual, the collection neither speaks about the world nor imitates it; rather the poems embody life s most authentic moments even as death stares on with eyes yellow and hollow. A serious and ambitious first collection, Belote s eye turns toward a world he names in startlingly fresh imagery, giving us work perfectly poised in the language of being. -Virginia Slachman

Spring 2014 Poetry Readings

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2014 by paulscotaugust

I will be reading my poems at the following places this spring:

March 20th – Downtown Books, Milwaukee, WI.

March 27th – The Chazen Museum – Madison, WI.

April 21st – WFOP Fox Valley Poetry Series, Harmony Cafe – 233 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI

April 27th – Stoneboat 4.23 Launch Reading, Paradigm Coffee and Music, 1202 N. 8th Street in Sheboygan, WI.

April 28th – Middle Coast Poets Reading Series – River West Public House, Milwaukee, WI.

New Poem at Heron Tree

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2014 by paulscotaugust

My poem Driving Home, Just North of Chetek will appear the third week of April on Heron Tree.

Three New Poems at Connotation Press

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2014 by paulscotaugust

I have three new poems coming out this spring at Connotations Press: An Online Artifact.

The Ice Finally Goes Out on Lake Chetek

Leaving Chetek on Sunday Night

Two Bedroom House For Sale in Chetek, WI

All three will appear on the poetry section of their website soon.

Two new poems accepted in Stoneboat

Posted in My Poems on January 2, 2014 by paulscotaugust

Two of my new poems were accepted for the next issue of Stoneboat.

They are: “Poseiden Near Burnham’s Island” and “Something About the Stars.”

They will appear in the Spring, 2014 issue of Stoneboat.

See more info about Stoneboat and subscribe or buy issues here.

WUWM Interview – Middle Coast Poets

Posted in General Poetry Stuff, Poetry Readings on August 31, 2013 by paulscotaugust

Robert Vaughan and I were interviewed by Stephanie Lecci on WUWM’s Lake Effect where we talked about the Middle Coast Poets reading series.

Read about it, and listen to the interview here.

New Poem in The Lindenwood Review

Posted in Uncategorized on June 13, 2013 by paulscotaugust

My poem Parallel Lines Meeting in Flame appears in the 2013 Issue of The Lindenwood Review.

Subscriptions and information about The Lindenwood Review can be found here.

The current issue features my poem online, too.


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