Strange Books Like Mine
Hello Friends –
Lots going on as the world begins to open back up and Spring simultaneously comes
to the High Country. Been a really hard year, almost two years in my case but I
wearily hope for better times ahead. I don’t know if they are really coming,
everything in our recent past has done a lot to fuel my naturally apocalyptic view of
our future. I guess the difference now is that I’ve got something a little more
concrete and recent to base it on. We’ve done an amazingly bad job of taking care of
each other during this last shit show, if you don’t think so just watch the body count
It’s been hard or impossible to write during most of this, I’ve just been too angry to
even really express myself. Maybe now I’ll be able to get back to it.
In better news my piece Christmas Soldiers just got published in the 18 TH volume of
the print journal Windward Review published by our friends at Texas A&M – Corpus
Christi. I’m really pleased with this. I’m old enough to still feel a thrill when I get
something into a print journal as opposed to an online one. If you have not read it
you should check it out, it’s one of my favorite pieces of recent work.
One of my other favorite pieces is also getting a little boost right now for Poetry
Month. My micro-zine Fire In The Bottom Of The World published by Rinky Dink
Press came out just before the pandemic. It’s a collection of six linked poems all
under 50 words. The good folks from Rinky Dink came to Flagstaff a few weeks ago
and filmed me reading it at my tow yard. I really love the short video they put
together of me reading it. You can find it on my website, my Facebook, or on
Youtube. Check it out.
Also my publisher just informed me that my press, Tolsun Books has sold out of all
three of my titles and is having more printed. Thanks dear readers for making my
career as a published small press author a success. Nice to know that even strange
little books like mine, which are hard to classify because they break the bounds of
genre, and even harder to know where to shelve in a bookstore, can still be
successful. So once again, thank you.
April 8, 2021