What the Heck is a Chapbook

I’m glad you asked. Outside of the poetry world nobody seems to know what a chapbook is. So when I tell them that I have published two chapbooks and a third as a collaboration with my son, they often nod in puzzlement, happy for me, but obviously perplexed by my wording. Sometimes they ask, “A…

Angels & Adultery

My second poetry chapbook: Angels & Adultery was selected by poet Nickole Brown for the Robin Becker Series at Seven Kitchens Press (May, 2018). And I still can’t quite get over it. You can order a copy from Seven Kitchens Press. This is what Nickole had to say about the manuscript: Angels & Adultery opens…

Chapbook #2—Angels & Adultery—Coming Soon

I’m way overdue announcing another bit of good news. On the heels of my first chapbook, Moons, Roads, and Rivers from Finishing Line Press, comes the release of Angels & Adultery later this year by Seven Kitchens Press. That’s chapbook number two! I think I’ll talk a bit in an upcoming post about what I’ve learned from compiling…

New Poems in Contemporary American Voices

As well as Readings, Zines and Libraries I mentioned some of my recent doings briefly this morning via a reblog before flying from the library job to the restaurant (Have I told you I got the library job? Sorry, but thank you for being happy for me!), but I wanted to slow down and take a little…

The 400th Post, and a Poem I Wrote

Assonance, it’s good for the heart as well as the ear. And it’s hard to resist sometimes, even in the title to a post. And this post is number 400. Talk about good for the heart! It seems like I’ve been at this longer, and technically I have, but those early days of writing here…