Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shoots and Vines

This photo was taken in Bristol, England and will be appearing along with one of my poems in the newest posting of Shoots and Vines on December 3rd, 2008. You can check out this online zine at:

Words Dance Issue 12

This photo of me and my daughter was included with two poems in Issue 12 of Words Dance. This lovely book is hand crafted by Amanda Oaks of Verve Bath Press and you can purchase this book and others at:

Covert Press: Karl Koweski

This photo was taken in North Beach, CA during my visit to San Fran for a poetry reading. This became the cover to Karl Koweski's chapbook "Industrial Strip" published by Covert Press. You can purchase this chap at the following address:

Kendra Steiner Editions

The image of the tree and bird was the cover to my first ever chapbook "Thickets of Mayapple: Letters for Edward" and the image of the cracked pavement was the cover of Adrian Manning's chapbook called "wide asleep, fast awake". Both of these chapbooks were published by Kendra Steiner Editions out of San Antonio, TX. For more information about these books and others, you can visit this site:

Side of Grits--Issue One: We Deliver

These images appeared in the first edition of the online zine called Side of Grits that is the brain child of Rural Messengers Press. The photo of the candy shop is inlayed in a story by Shaindel Beers, but the other images can be viewed here:

What to Wear During An Orange Alert/Rural Messengers Press

This drawing, done in a combination of paint markers and Sharpies, started out as a gift for the lovely and talented M.K. Chavez for her birthday. I happened to scan it before I sent it on its merry way and it later became the cover photo for an pamphleted interview of me done at What to Wear During An Orange Alert that was produced by Rural Messengers Press. You can find this interview at: and you can purchase the pamphlet at:

Rural Messengers Press--Mailer .2

These images appeared in a multimedia mailer of my work that was published by Rural Messengers Press. One photo was part of a poster that included one of my poems and the other was the cover for a one-track CD of me reading my poem "Rosewater". This mailer is still available and can be found at this address:

Poesy Magazine Issue 37

These images appeared in the most recent print issue (37) of Poesy Magazine out of Santa Cruz, CA. To purchase the book or see portions of it online, visit this address:

Poesy Magazine Issue 36

These images appeared in Issue 36 of Poesy Magazine that hails out of Santa Cruz, CA. This magazine is a nicely done perfect bound book filled with poetry, interviews, reviews and black and white photography and art. It was my pleasure to be included in this book. You can find it at this address:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Better Read Than Dead

In the beginning of November, I was invited by Ottawa Arts Review to participate in a reading to kick off their latest issue for which I was a part of. The reading was held off campus at a great bar called Avant Garde and there were about 100 people in attendance. I was thrilled so many people showed up and also a bit nervous. This would be the largest crowd I had ever read for.

The reading went very well and I made some new connections in Canada. I was also invited to Umi Cafe in Ottawa's Chinatown. Umi is a cooperative coffee house that only sells fair traded beans. That night I read there was a fundraiser for Organic Farmers of Ottawa and I was proud to be able to share the stage with some great poets and musicians local to the area. I also learned a few things about organic farming in a spiritual sense.

I was also interviewed for the publication and asked to return again some time to read. It would be my greatest pleasure. It was the best reading I had done to date.