It’s in the mail!

It is that time of year again—time for Pulitzer entries… As always, I readily acknowledge that, as an unknown, self-published poet, it is unlikely that I will win a Pulitzer Prize. As long as the competition is open to anyone who meets the qualifications, though, I see no reason not to enter. This is my [...]

ART 58 update update

The IngramSpark PDF proof for …but for the thoughts running through my mind was ready for review much sooner than expected. I have approved it, which means it should be showing up in a few extra places online (Barnes & Noble comes to mind), and, as I mentioned earlier, it should also soon be available to order [...]

ART 58 update

A brief update on …but for the thoughts running through my mind. Now that I have a fresh batch of ISBNs, I am taking advantage of IngramSpark’s Indie Fringe promotion to properly set up the book with them under my own ISBN (978-0-9988781-0-2). I anticipate being able to approve the PDF proof by tomorrow, which means [...]

Oh, the irony!

Yeah, so I post my response to one journal’s opinion about publication indicating that you take your work seriously, and five minutes later, I receive notification that three of my poems will be published in the 2017 edition of Spindrift, the art and literary journal published by Shoreline Community College. If previous publication schedules hold, it should [...]

ART 53, day 28

This Is Fifty-Three, day 28 After a very productive day yesterday, I spent today going through all the sections of the book, making small adjustments here and there, swapping out photos, and even taking out a couple of inadvertent duplicates (the poem ‘Sinistrata’ appeared in two sections, for example). One small frustration I had was that [...]

ART 53, day 27

This Is Fifty-Three, day 27 Today it was Delicates. Compared to the previous sections, this one was much more straightforward, with a uniform photo size, and no poems requiring both pages of the spread. Naturally, I may change some of my photo choices (and there will also be editing), but the basic form is in place. [...]

ART 53, day 26

This Is Fifty-Three, day 26 Minor adjustments yesterday—matched images to the handful of poems that did not yet have any, deleted a couple of poems I changed my mind about, and shuffled around the order a bit. That last task is a bit tricky with a visually oriented poetry collection. Normally, I would change the [...]