Wednesday, March 04, 2009

In the past couple months, I've put together several poetry manuscripts. Anthem looks to be on track to be released in April by Cervena Barva Press. I gave it the penultimate proof and did some cover editing. There will be one more hardcopy proof and then Robert is your mother's brother. Yeah, I just quoted a Guy Ritchie movie (I think Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, but I don't recall). I have a reading for this release in Boston, May 20.

I'm in talks with a publisher to release Riceland, a collection of poems about my childhood, farming, etc. I'm putting together a marketing plan for it. I have a possible cover in the works, as well. Hope to have this all squared away and moving forward in a couple weeks.

I have three poetry chapbook manuscripts--February, Give Me, and You Hated Us for Our Wings, so We Never Flew. All but Give Me are in the mail. An online journal, "Right Hand Pointing," solicted a chapbook from me to be posted online later in the year. All of these were attempts at that. Not sure if any of them are right. It will probably be either Give Me of February. Unless February is picked up elsewhere, then it will definately be Give Me.

Actually, I liked Wings so much, I went ahead and made it into a full-length, which I've just maybe finished and definately sent off. Same title. It might be a little strange because it has several longer prose poems which editors in the past refuse to consider anything other than flash fiction. So who knows how that will go. So if the chapbook and the book are both picked up, that will be strange. It was sloppy of me to send the chapbook off and then expand it into a full-length collection using manyu of the same poems, but it happened. And odds are, nothing will come of either. None of these are contest entries, btw. I don't do that anymore.

I also put together a collection of 10 10-minute plays entitled Ten which I hope to shop around at some point. Thinking of a short story collection, but I don't think I'm ready yet. Wouldn't a novel be nice? I sent my most recent endeavor to a couple publishers, no takers.

Okay, now I really have to go finish the cabaret for the Spring Performance.

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