For Authors, Goodreads’ “Giveaway” Program Becomes a Misnomer

News Flash: Four days remain for Goodreads members to sign up for a free copy of my new book, Lost Sherpa of Happiness. If you do the Goodreads thing, you can sign up for a lightning's bolt chanceĀ here. I've spoken to the GR's Giveaway program before on these pages and have decidedly ambivalent feelings about … Continue reading For Authors, Goodreads’ “Giveaway” Program Becomes a Misnomer

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What? I Can’t Write About This?

One of the most enjoyable aspects of publishing a first book of poetry is--what else?--readers, but less obviously, it's readers' reactions to poems. Here's irony. Reading a lot about poetry, I often come across comments from experts, critics, and even other poets, spreading rumors like, "When writing poetry, you should never write about nature because … Continue reading What? I Can’t Write About This?