Book Signing at #AWP18 in Tampa

I’ll do two book signing stints for two new chapbooks at #AWP18 in Tampa. Both will be  on Thursday, March 8th, the first day of the conference. I’ll be signing Dear Red Airplane at the University of Houston booth #1225 at 12 noon. If you’re at the Bookfair, please come thru! It would be greatContinue reading “Book Signing at #AWP18 in Tampa”

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space

There are so many ways to learn about our world. Take, for instance, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, an awesome children’s book about the galaxy. With writing by quantum computer scientist Dominic Walliman and designed and illustrations by Ben Newman, this is a wonderful way to make discoveries. Science should be a revelation of wonders,Continue reading “Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space”

NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today

    If you are planning to writing a poem a day in April, there are sources of inspiration all around. Starting in the most obvious place, check out the NaPoWriMo site. You will find everything you need to get started. Add your blog to the list of participants and join the community of writers. ThereContinue reading “NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today”

Writing, Promptly

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has gained momentum over the past decade, and a number of best-selling novels–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern– began in this veritable boot camp for writers. The appeal lies in the short intense nature of the project, with the product being a 50,000 word firstContinue reading “Writing, Promptly”

50 States, 50 Novels: Some Great American Novels

Originally posted on Qwiklit:
It is impossible to contain all of the United States of America in one novel. From Alabama to Wyoming, there is little to connect every work here except for the fact that they are, well, American. But if you’re currently sitting on your front porch, looking for an escape to anywhere…

Brian Dettmer: The Art of the Book

Brian Dettmer sculpts with books and paints with the words on the page. Literally. Dettmer describes the motivation behind his work this way: The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This isContinue reading “Brian Dettmer: The Art of the Book”

My First Chapbook is Out: Dear Red Airplane

My chapbook “Dear Red Airplane” arrived in today’s mail. It is published by Seven Kitchens Press. I suppose it’s both good news and bad news that it is already sold out. Seven Kitchens is a micro-press and they specialize in artful booklets in small print runs. If you’d like to request a second run, youContinue reading “My First Chapbook is Out: Dear Red Airplane”

Big Theory by Susan Briante

A red woodpecker scales the live oak, while I sleep, the phone rings             makes its erasures: a demolition/construction a dream in which I’m revising a list with my father—gone the way of whole neighborhoods in the Bronx. Robert Moses shrugs his concrete shoulders Robert Moses, I say, drop the knife. In the summer of 2001, I livedContinue reading “Big Theory by Susan Briante”

Cusp by Melanie Braverman

If the heron comes in low over the marshes, if it shadows the car as you drive west toward the sea, breakwater holding the lip of the coming tide at bay while the autumn sun cast one gold and pink sheen over the grasses like a spell, like all the secrets you tell yourself whileContinue reading “Cusp by Melanie Braverman”