I know, gang. I’ve been awful about updating the blog lately. Call me busy — with editing, with teaching, with tutoring, with a slew of other projects.
But I’m not alone. Some friends of mine have been quite busy lately, too!
Also, I just found out today that my old grad school colleague Natalie Giarratano has won the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry! Not that I’m surprised — I always was a fan of her poetry — but now that she has the award and a book coming out from Briery Creek Press, the rest of you can fall in love with her verse, too. Keep an eye out for it in May.
Also new today is my grad school friend Danny Hoey‘s new website, which he’s launched in advance of his forthcoming novel, The Butterfly Lady. The book is getting some good buzz, and pre-orders are open now at Flaming Giblet Press, so get in line, folks!
And then there’s Hosho McCreesh. Have I mentioned lately how huge a fan I am of Hosho McCreesh? I’m sure it’s been a few weeks, anyway. Hosho has a new book coming out, too, a very cool poetry and painting duet, with poems and watercolors by Hosho and his compadre Christopher Cunningham. The official release is in April, but you can order your copy of And Turns Still the Sun at Dusk Blood-red… from Bottle of Smoke Press now. (And keep an eye open for more — word is, Hosho’s got another book coming out later, too!)
And finally, there’s me.
That’s right. Me.
I have a chapbook coming out, soon, too.
Unfortunately, I have to be a tease and leave it at that, because the publisher and I are still ironing out the details. Title, release date, all that fun stuff. But keep an eye on the blog, gang, because I hope to have news about my forthcoming chapbook soon!