Monday, June 5, 2017

Reading at the 24th Annual Writer's Program Publication Party



On Wednesday, June 7th, I'm reading at the 24th Annual Writer's Program Publication Party, at the Skirlball Cultural Center.  There will be many wonderful writers reading their work.  You can get some of the details here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Clowns


An essay I wrote is up on Agni's blog. Click here to check it out.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Teaching a Poetry Class

I'm teaching another poetry class for UCLA Extension Writer's Program. It starts in Sept, on Wednesday nights. I hope to see you there. I promise it won't be boring.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Reading at the LA Times Festival of Books

If you're going to be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend I'm reading on the Poetry Stage, Sunday, at 1:30. I promise I won't be boring.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Book Review

Take a look at t review of I'm No Longer Troubled By The Extravagance right here.

Monday, February 22, 2016

North American Review


A piece I wrote for the North American Review blog, take a look here:

http://northamericanreview.org/writing-experiments-rick-bursky/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Relentless


The Relentless

One day we’ll know how long
the dead have to be dead
before they feel hunger.
One day it’ll be summer forever.
In the meantime, the weather,
looking for its cue, keeps an eye on me;
and I keep whatever money’s in my pocket
crumpled in a ball. A relentless
responsibility dogs me, and the funny thing
is, these are the lyrics to a happy song.
Go ahead, tap your foot,
snap your fingers.
We’re roasting a pig in the yard.

I’m No Longer Troubled By the Extravagance, BOA Editions, 2015
Gettysburg Review, Vol. 25, No 2 Spring 2012