Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Blue Hour

Summertime and the livin' ain't easy. No classes, but I have several writing projects running simultaneously. There's the scholarly book for McFarland, Ethics and Entertainment, which is near completion -- finally, after two years. And, of course, there's Lovesick. But I have three (maybe four) chapbooks in process as well. The Blue House Press has accepted the prose poem series Heartless as an e-book, but wants a few edits, which I've agreed to, perhaps stupidly, because I haven't seen yet what specific edits they want. FootHills Publishing has taken Anomalies -- approximately 25 new poems. Bedouin Books is still supposed to bring out Ghosts of Breath -- it looks like in the fall. And Right Hand Pointing has invited me to do another e-chap, which I've begun writing poems for (I need at least 10). I'm also going to be poetry editor of issue #29 of RHP, but that's another story.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Read galleys for "Lovesick." The book will come in at about 150 pages. It's not everything I ever published, but it's a lot of what I've published over the last three years. Btw, I just discovered while surfing the Web late at night that the title poem was named one of the 50 best poems on the Web -- whether for the past year or forever, who knows. But pretty cool either way.