Damon McLaughlin is a poet and musician in Tucson, Arizona where he lives with his beautiful wife and two children. His work appears in a variety of print and online media including Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America, the Best New Poets series, North American Review, Indiana Review, The Journal, 42opus, Perihelion, Salt River Review, Merge, and others. His chapbook Olduvai Theory won the 2011 Toad Hall Press Chapbook Prize; other honors include The Davis Demitasse Poetry Prize, the Briar Cliff Review Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart nomination. He has been a guest contributor to Cheekteeth, the blog for Trachodon Magazine, as well as for the Best American Poetry blog. His full-length collection is Exchanging Lives (Backwaters Press, 2008).
Present Everywhere, Visible Nowhere is primarily a blog comprised of unpolished, first reactions to poems. The title "Present Everywhere, Visible Nowhere" is stolen from Flaubert: "The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere." Often this is the strange case of poetry. Signed copies of McLaughlin's books can be purchased at Present Everywhere. You may contact him by dropping a comment!