Monday, December 3, 2012

First Book Interview #60 - Erica Wright

Another First Book Interview is live:

#60 - Erica Wright

And since I also forgot to get this updated two weeks ago, don't forget to also check out:

#59 - Dean Rader


And here's a recent interview I did with The Collagist about my forthcoming book.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

First Book Interview #58 - Christopher Hennessy

Another new First Book Interview is live:

#58 - Christopher Hennessy 
Check it out, and check back in a couple of weeks for another... 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

First Book Interview #57 - Nick Courtright

Another new First Book Interview is live:

#57 - Nick Courtright

Check it out, and again, check back in a couple of weeks for another... 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First Book Interview #56 - Quinn Latimer

Another new First Book Interview is live:

#56 - Quinn Latimer

Check it out, and check back in a couple of weeks for another... 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Book Interview #55 - Jeff Alessandrelli

A new First Book Interview is live:

#55 - Jeff Alessandrelli

Check it out, and check back in a couple of weeks for another... 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Book Interview #54 - Karen Rigby

A new First Book Interview has been posted:

Enjoy. And check back soon for another.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quick News

I'm not sure how long this blog will be up in its current form, as will hopefully soon be a legitimate website, though now it just takes you to where you are currently. 

Once it's live and the links work and the information is there, I'll let people know. 

Happy to say that my second book, currently titled What We Hope Will Never Find Us, will be published by Dream Horse Press sometime in 2013.

It's comprised of ekphrastic film poems, and I'm thrilled that it has finally come together.

Like I did with Ghost Lights, I'll probably set up something for a pre-order on my future website. So if you want a copy directly from me, you'll have that option.

With that, Sirens and Wildfire, which I hope ends up being my third book when the time comes, will make the rounds again to contests and open reading periods starting this fall. 

I haven't messed with it a lot over the last year, but now may be the time, especially since I'll most likely be using it for my dissertation in the spring.

The First Book Interviews are back. My apologies for the long delay, and hopefully it won't happen again.

An interview with Anne Shaw was posted two weeks ago. 

And just today, there's a new one posted with Amanda Auchter.

From now on, one will be posted every two weeks: on the first and fifteenth of each month.

If you'd like to be interviewed, or you know someone who you think would want to be interviewed, you can contact me via email at the top right part of the blog.


I should be done with my PhD by the end of next spring.

There's a lot to be done in the next eight months.  

And from there, who knows? 

Sunday, April 15, 2012


It's been a while since I wrote anything on here, but it seems like an update needs to happen.

Also, since I wrote last time the Giants won the Super Bowl. Won't get tired of saying that until they're no longer the victors. Hopefully that takes at least a few years.


First off, regarding the First Book Interviews, the first one, starting up the new wave of interviews that will hopefully take us into at least the new year, will be published on May 1st.

I have many poets I need to get interviews too, and a good amount of books to get through. If you're schedule to get an interview, you will soon, and accept my apologies for the delay.

PhD work is catching up with me, along with teaching, so soon enough I'll have time to dedicate to the series and get it back up and running with a new interview every two weeks.


Also, I've had some recent publications over the last few months that you can check out if you're interested. Most are from my third manuscript, of which I recently finished a draft that I'm pretty happy with.

There's an interview and four poems in Connotation Press

Four poems in Superstition Review

One poem in Quarterly West

One poem in Devil's Lake

One poem in Linebreak

And some others in future issues of Rhino, Weave Magazine, Bellingham Review, Cream City Review, and a few more.

I still have a lot of these going out into the world also. I know they're not for everyone, but I decided just to go for it and try to put together a conceptual manuscript with all the film poems. I think it's working pretty well, but we'll see what others think when I get some more eyes on it.

I've been thrilled by the response from so many editors, so now it's to keep working on the third, and keep sending out my second manuscript, which I hope will be out in the world soon enough, but we all know how that goes.


More soon...

Check back in May for the start of the new wave of First Book Interviews.