Take the Free Book (and the Long Odds)!

I've written about Goodreads' Book Giveaways before. To say the least, I have ambivalent feelings. On the one hand, they're good publicity for the little guy (read: humble author) who's lost in a big jungle (read: the published world). On the other hand, the odds of winning (meaning you) are longer than a certain island … Continue reading Take the Free Book (and the Long Odds)!

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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?