I haven't been able to keep up with a poem-a-day pace, but this April has been extremely, surprisingly (given all of the other things going on--AWP, Conversations & Connections, semester end) productive and prolific for me. As of this morning, I've got 33 drafts toward a new project, about a fictional-ish character called "Round Baby." … Continue reading Getting to Know Her
I'm happy to announce that the wonderful Seven Kitchens Press has launched my poetry chapbook, In This Dream of My Father, and it's available for order now at their website. I have been a fan of the work Ron Mohring does for many years, so it's a special thrill to be featured in his … Continue reading In This Dream of My Father Now Available!
So April has been designated National Poetry month and I wonder: Is it because nobody reads poetry during the other 11 months of the year that we have to force-feed it to folks during April? (yes.) Or, is it a wonderful opportunity for poets to pause and celebrate the air we breathe and for readers … Continue reading National Poetry Month Check-In
And her name is Bonné! So happy to share some exciting news: Kattywompus Press will publish a collaboration of my poems and Paul's images as a limited-edition artist's book in 2012! We're calling it Another Beginning (at least at the moment we are), and it comprises ten of Paul's original art photographs and ten of my poems, … Continue reading The Magical Publishing Fairy Lives in Cleveland