‘After Long Busyness’ ebook gains premium status

•April 13, 2012 • 1 Comment

“After Long Busyness: Interviews with Eight Heartland Poets,” my ebook comprising a series of interviews that originating on this blog has been accepted to the Smashwords Premium catalog.

The ebook is now available on the Smashwords site, and it will soon also be available through online retailers such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Sony and Diesel.

Check out the Cover Art

•January 13, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Earlier this week, I received the cover art for the book of poet interviews I have been compiling. “After Long Busyness: Interviews with Eight Heartland Poets” will be released soon. For now, take a look at the cover (pdf), created by Emilie Hagny Downs of Imago Visual in Denver.

After Long Busyness: Interviews With Eight Heartland Poets

Just days till the ‘Liberty’s Vigil’ release

•January 10, 2012 • 1 Comment

“Liberty’s Vigil: The Occupy Anthology” will be released  Jan. 15 — that’s Sunday. Buzz around the book has been building steadily. Read more here, here and here. I can say I’m pleased to have my poem “Unfed Hunger” included. Readings are being scheduled around the country, wherever several of the included poets live close.

Through Sunday, there’s a pre-publication discount — only $15, including shipping.

Pre-order “Liberty’s Vigil” at http://www.foothillspublishing.com/2012/id44.htm.

Best Poetry of the Year

•December 30, 2011 • Leave a Comment

NPR’s list of the best American poetry of 2011 is certainly worth the read. Says critic David Orr, “poetry often needs to undergo periods of confusion to achieve the clarity for which we’ll later remember it.”

That’s a good summation of life in general right now, I think.

Release Date for ‘Liberty’s Vigil’ Anthology

•December 26, 2011 • 1 Comment

“Liberty’s Vigil: The Occupy Anthology” containing my poem “Unfed Hunger” has gotten a release date of Jan. 15. There’s a special pre-publication discount — if you order before Jan. 15, it’ll cost you only $15, including shipping. After Jan. 14, the cost is $20 plus shipping.

The anthology is being published by FootHills Publishing, the outfit that published my chapbook, “Father’s Curse,” in 2007.

Pre-order “Liberty’s Vigil” at http://www.foothillspublishing.com/2012/id44.htm.

Order “Father’s Curse” at FootHills Publishing. Or contact me directly, and I can send you a signed copy.

Poetry by the Numbers

•December 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

New York magazine breaks down some popular poets and their financial lives in Livelihoods of the Poets. My favorite:

“Walt Whitman
Credentials: Wrote one of the best poems in the history of civilization.
Second Job: Government clerk.”

Poetry Prompt: Find Your Obsession

•December 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Poets & Writers’ weekly poetry prompt is here.


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