The Lilac Years: the struggle continues…

I have continued to take it slow with The Lilac Years. Time for an update… I have made numerous small edits over the last few weeks, but today I did something unusual (for me): I cut an entire section. Normally, I will have one section devoted to poems that address topical subjects. The Lilac Years was to [...]

Starting on The Lilac Years

I did not realize until just a moment ago that it is already past midnight. That’s because I have started on The Lilac Years at last, doing the copy-and-paste from my Word documents into InDesign, and working on the basic layout. Below are screenshots of a few of the spreads. So far, the main drawback to [...]

New book available now

My new collection of poetry, …but for the thoughts running through my mind, is now available. I haven’t yet created a page for it on my website (that is on my to-do list for this week), but it can be purchased from CreateSpace and Amazon. Here is a peek at the front cover: Happy New Year! (2 January [...]

ART 58 proof ordered

(UPDATE: Not quite four and a half hours later, CreateSpace notifies me that my order has already shipped…) I had to make a couple of minor adjustments first, and wait for the files to go through the review process again, but I have finally ordered proof copies of the next book. Stay tuned… (11 December [...]

New book coming in January

I have just uploaded the files for my next collection of poetry, …but for the thoughts running through my mind, to CreateSpace for review and proofing. As I did with Coffee Stains, I am looking to make it available as of January 1st. Here is a peek at the front cover: Stay tuned… (8 December 2016)

On the ladder (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by my piece, ‘I’ve gone too far to turn back now’. There’s only a little bit left may as well have the rest Tomorrow’s looking the same as today which was the same as yesterday It’s not going to matter how I feel I’m reaching up for the next rung far [...]

The Proof Is in the Printing

Yesterday, I finally got the proof for my forthcoming book. Because the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) at the University Book Store has been down for a few weeks (!), the proof was printed in Portland, on the EBM at Powell's. Consequently, it took two weeks instead of a couple of days (I'm sure the sudden [...]