National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

It’s National Poetry Day (in the UK) and to celebrate, I’m posting a poem from my book, The Blue Line Home.  If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, today might be a good day! Tired of Looking for Signs like These I face Lake Michigan on a bridge, water flat as vowels on the busy…

Book Release Party!

Book Release Party!

There’s been a great response so far for The Blue Line Home, my first book of poems released on EM Press.  Thank you for helping make it a success.The book is now available for order in the store if you’d like to pick up a copy.The real reason I’m writing is that I’d like to invite you to…

My new book!  June 8th!

My new book! June 8th!

I’m proud to officially announce that my first book of poetry, The Blue Line Home, published by EM Press will be released on June 8th at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest. I’ll be reading Sunday, June 8th at 1:30PM on the Arts and Poetry Stage.  I’m featuring June 9th at The Gala, celebrating at Urban Sandbox on June…

The Cook is Reminded of Chicago

The Cook is Reminded of Chicago

The Cook is Reminded of Chicago or On Burning and Becoming I am raw-knuckled, a saucepan stovetop-hot, the wreckage of my own architecture. The slick splashes my wrist, shaking pink; dough on rise like an urge to age. Fire does not wait to be acknowledged. The mind, a home pain strolls slowly into. It cuts…

Publishing Finalist: A Poem for my Wife

Publishing Finalist: A Poem for my Wife

Each year, Write Bloody Publishing holds an open competition. Hundreds of people submit three poems in hopes of becoming one of about 25 finalists. Those 25 then submit their full manuscripts in hopes of being one of about 4 to 12 people who will win a publishing contract with Write Bloody. This year, I happen…

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