Hurrah! My first cooperative poem with 4 other poets, and also my first attempt to write a ghazal is published in the Summer, 2015 issue of The Ghazal Page.
I finished revising the upcoming “A City of Trees: poems of tribute 1″ this week. It’s the prequel to the Bukowski-inspired “What Good’s a View of the Charles…?” (2013). Both from ALL CAPS PUBLISHING.
And the proof arrived for “Playground: poems” by Margie Shaheed, winner of the 2014 Hidden Charm Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. So the book will be out this month.
So guess how productive I feel right now! Here’s my Amazon page, with three books I’ve written and the Extra MoJo! anthology I edited. I will post links when the new books are officially launched. Now, off to rest my brain!
Madly in love with Steven Tyler all over again (aka still) after hearing his new Country single.
National Poetry Month will be over Thursday. I got a lot done, had some fun, and am very tired. 3 more books to pump out this year? We’ll see. The ol’ back doesn’t love sitting at a table on a hard chair typing for hours.
For anybody who was reading, I stopped posting the 30/30 because the double-spacing was driving me batty. I need to get back into the habit of submitting. Lots to do now that my computer is broken, but not impossible. Scale back, and steam ahead!
My memoir is finished! It took 14 years (1996-2010) to write a five-book, three-genre autobiography. In the past 4 years, I’ve published 4/5. So I won’t have the entire series published by the end of my 50th year (2014), but I’m feeling more elated about what’s done than that which has yet to be accomplished.
Three days into National Novel Writing Month, I’ve written a few pages of novella and six Moby-Dick poems. After being sick for most of October, I feel a need to catch up a bit; fortunately my mind is cooperating. Anyhow, here’s the Amazon link. Click on the Copyright link to read the “Intro.” rather than “First Pages” (which aren’t helpful in representing the book taken out of context. The book is about my life’s work, more of a social commentary than one of those “please hug my inner child” memoirs :-)
I’ve been busy with final edits on my memoir; HCP contest’s impending close (deadline is Wednesday). Check out MA October highlights on my New England arts site (an extension of this blog) Words Happening?!
Woo hoo! I’ve finally finished my memoir. Now back to fiction writing. It’s amazing how much the medicine for my back has helped my writing. I can concentrate better. I actually sleep for more than a few hours at a time. I can sit in a chair typing for a few hours. Amazing difference.