Fred Schmalz

Post: Echo 3

Resonance* began as a reaction, a response to a global call-to-action, a scrambling to articulate a rapidly changing world. And as we settle into a world in which tumult, turbulence, and transformation are everyday occurrences, we settle into the constancy of our bodies. What is similar about sound (an echo) and the body is that […]

tribe_events: Fred Schmalz Reading in California 1/30!

Fred Schmalz (Action in the Orchards) will be reading with Susy Bielak on January 30th at LibroMobile in Santa Ana, California! Click here for more information. If you happen to be in California, Fred & Susy are also participating in a wonderful free public workshop on the 28th! See more on that here.

Post: “Action in the Orchards”: Fred Schmalz’s Ekphrasis of Proximity

On his new collection,¬†Action in the Orchards, Fred Schmalz remarks, “…I have resisted the tag ‘ekphrastic’ to describe the poems in the book. Sure, encounters with artworks (sometimes overt, sometimes oblique) happen. But they serve more as catalysts for other connections than as conceits for the poems.” In further flourishing and celebration of that quasi-ekphrasis […]