My first full-length poetry manuscript, Blood Eagle, will be published by Gold Wake Press! I am beyond excited and have been tinkering with it to make it the best book I possibly can. More to come soon. Be ready!
If all goes as planned, I will be at AWP in 2015. Bring on the book fair and awesome offsite readings!
Be sure to contact me on Facebook or Twitter. If I have money, then I may or may not buy you a beer.
Between Black Lawrence Press, Gold Line Press, iO Poetry, and Alice James Books, I have been a semi-finalist in book and chapbook competitions a total of 5 times. While I am extremely grateful for being a semi-finalist, it is admittedly bittersweet to come so close and not win. But as my friend and mentor Richard Greenfield told me when I asked what to do next, I must keep sending the manuscripts out! I believe it’s only a matter of time and revision…
…BLP has to be tired of me by now!
I find myself hording unpublished books and chapbooks. I don’t wait for my collections to be published before I write new material, and now I am finding that my “books” are accruing in my Dropbox account. They nag at me, asking to be free from the confines of my computer/mind.
BLP announced its finalists and semi-finalists for the Spring 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition, and I was fortunate to be listed as a semi-finalist. Maybe next time, BLP!
I am very fortunate to have been selected as one of the scholarship recipients for this year’s conference and workshop in Taos, NM.
I look forward to working with new people and giving a reading–which I haven’t done in some time.
Summer school at Central New Mexico Community College has begun, and it’s very promising. This is my first semester teaching summer school, and I am pleasantly surprised that my students are already engaged.