Friday, November 12, 2010

Scene of the Accident Now Available

Monday, October 25, 2010

Everything Reminds Me of Me

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Two Poems ar Denver Syntax

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Some of these have undergone massive revision since I submitted them in July. . .

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Poet's Credo

Make it new. (Ezra Pound)

No ideas but in things. (William Carlos Williams)

It heals stronger at the breaks. (Ernest Hemingway)

The smallest twig leans clear against the sky. (Sophie Hawthorne)

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Early Version

An early version of a poem published in revised form in Wept Willows Review has been published in Poor Mojo's Almanac(k). You can read it here:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chapbook on the Horizon

Just heard from Adam Robinson at Publishing Genius that my latest chapbook, Love Surrounds You Like a Posse in Bulletproof Vests, will be available as a free download and in a highly affordable print version as of March 23. Good news travels slowly, but it gets there.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cynthia Reeser's New Book

I was honored when asked to write a blurb for Cynthia Reeser's new book of poetry. Now the book by this wonderfully talented writer-artist-editor is available here:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Future Work

I have a number of projects in the works. Some are near completion, some in the middle of being processed, and some just beginning. BeWrite Books is editing the manuscript for my second full-length collection, Heart With a Dirty Windshield; although I have an acceptance in hand, I don't have a contract yet, which makes me, honestly, kind of nervous. In fact, almost all the projects make me nervous in the same way. So many of them seem like promises that might go unfulfilled. Publishing Genius was supposed to publish Love Surrounds You Like a Posse in Bulletproof Vests as an e-chapbook more than a month ago; I was supposed to receive copies of my newest print chapbook, Anomalies, from FootHills Publishing this week. Unh-unh. And neither has posted announcements about the books on their Web sites.

What else? I'm also waiting for a contract from Bedouin Books for Sleeping With the Lights On, a print chapbook (I'm supposed to receive the contract in March; we'll see). Also in March, Shoots & Vines is scheduled to bring out my mini-chapbook, Pain, Sex, & Time. I have another mini-chapbook, Music for Pieces of Wood, scheduled for later this year from ml press. Dale Wisely of Right Hand Pointing is publishing an e-chapbook of my quasi-found poems, Dying Words, sometime this spring (or summer).

I wouldn't be so anxious if I haven't had some disastrous experiences in the past with publishers and editors. Lost or forgotten manuscripts. Acceptances from publications that then shut down (this just happened to me with Radiant Turnstile). Interminable turnaround time from acceptance to publication.

You know how people say they don't mean to complain? Well, I guess I do.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Best Blurb Ever in the History of Blurbs

Jason Cook, editor of the terrific literary journal Ampersand, wrote this blurb for the back of my forthcoming book, Heart With a Dirty Windshield: "Howie Good's poetry punches you in the face and steals your wallet. It sleeps with your wife and hides the remote control. Howie Good's poetry, the reader suspects, works for the Yakuza."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


If my department were a country, it would be Haiti.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sleeping With the Lights On

Apparently Propaganda Press will be bringing out in early spring my newest poems in a chapbook titled Sleeping With the Lights Out.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ha Ha

I've tried my hand at a couple of humorous poems. They're not ha-ha funny -- more wry. I'm generally considered a very funny guy (all my brothers are -- we grew up trying to top each other in competing rabidly for attention), but humorous poetry isn't exactly my forte. Oddly, my education essays, when they're not slashingly angry, are often quite funny. At least a couple of readers have told me so. (Crap, I'm rambling. I'm also reading proofs for three chaps -- Love Surrounds You Like a Posse in Bulletproof Vests, Music for Pieces of Wood, and Anomalies. I never thought the last would be published. The publisher, MC of FootHills, has had all kinds of health issues at home. I can't believe he's -- we've -- persevered.)