The Lilac Years—proofs ordered

I have ordered printed proofs of The Lilac Years; I hope to have them in hand within the next couple of weeks. More to come… (8 February 2018)

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The Lilac Years—March 16th!

Moments ago, I uploaded the cover and interior PDFs of The Lilac Years for review. Scheduled release date: March 16, 2018. Here is a look at the cover—front, back, and spine:     Including front and back matter, it comes to a total of 214 pages. Retail price will be $20. As shown on the back cover, [...]

The Lilac Years—new new cover draft

Here is my latest draft of the front cover for The Lilac Years:   I came up with this about two or three weeks back for another project; since I never submitted that iteration for consideration, I decided to appropriate it for my own nefarious purposes. I still like my ‘old’ design, but the simplicity of this [...]

The Lilac Years: the struggle continues…

I have continued to take it slow with The Lilac Years. Time for an update… I have made numerous small edits over the last few weeks, but today I did something unusual (for me): I cut an entire section. Normally, I will have one section devoted to poems that address topical subjects. The Lilac Years was to [...]

Still waiting—meanwhile…

I am still waiting with bated breath (O! the anticipation!) for the poem I submitted to the CDC Poetry Project to be posted. In the meantime, The Seattle Star has published my Jean Cocteau poem: http://www.seattlestar.net/2018/01/the-poems-of-jean-cocteau-will-keep-you-awake-at-night/… (3 January 2018)

Smashwords e-books 50% off now through January 1st

Well, I did not get the notice of the promotion from Smashwords until today—but I have entered my books now. This means that all Smashwords e-book editions of my poetry collections and Love Notes to the Days of the Week books are 50% off through New Year’s Day. The discount should be automatically included when you [...]

Everett Poetry Night—December 7!

Cheese and crackers—the day is almost here! On Thursday, December 7, I will be the featured poet for Everett Poetry Night at Café Zippy in, well, Everett. The festivities begin at 6:30 with Tanner Deraitus playing some music, followed by open mic at 7—then it’s my turn around 8. (Yes, my car is unlikely to be [...]

More new stuff!

If two new books weren’t enough, here is more new stuff! The 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology—which includes my poem ‘Red’—is now available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/2017-Poetry-Marathon-Anthology/dp/1942344031/ For your online enjoyment, The Seattle Star have recently posted a couple of things I was involved in. On November 16th, they posted an exquisite-corpse poem I contributed a couple of lines [...]