I am not the best at updating this website BUT here are a few new things. My poem, “February,” was published by Open Letters Monthly. You can read it here. The first line of the poem is actually hand-written in sharpie on a coffeehouse wall in Los Angeles as well alongside years of other graffiti by other people. I might have written part of the poem there too but I don’t remember! For the sake of a better story, let’s say I did!
A poem from my book, “Words from a Pound of Flesh,” was re-published by The Quotidian Bee here. This is a poem that was written some years ago but that still has a lot of meaning to me and which I am tempted to over-explain but which I will leave to speak for itself.
There are a few copies of my book now at Malvern Books, in Austin, which is very nice. My book is print-on-demand, which means that instead of the publisher printing a “press run,” the book is printed when someone orders it. That means for the most part, it is available online through the usual suspects or at readings, to which I bring author copies. For whatever reason, I didn’t make getting it into actual live bookstores a big priority, I suppose because there were other things to think about when publishing a first book, but I did eventually get a few copies to Skylight Books in LA and now to Malvern and it is a very nice feeling to know that people can walk into a bookstore and see it and buy it if they wish!
I will be doing a reading in Denver, at the Leon Art Gallery, on Mar. 5th at 5:00.
Finally, My poem, “How Not To Need Resurrection,” is being included in the Pittsburgh Poetry Houses project, which you can find out more about here. The poetry house will be hosted by Randyland, a really cool looking public art site. Mine will be up for two weeks; I’m not exactly sure when yet, but I will let you know when I find out! I am very excited because I love public art and I wish I could visit, but the poem will also be available through the project’s website and hopefully I’ll get a picture of it in situ!