It’s with great excitement I announce that a new review of my latest poetry collection Praying For A Spare (Epic Rites) has been published on the Australian literary website Bold Monkey! The editor of Bold Monkey, George Anderson, also asked me a few questions regarding the chapbook and my responses, along with a poem from the collection, accompany the review. Praying For A Spare is one of twelve chapbooks in Epic Rites Press’ Punk Chapbook Series and features original cover art by Swedish illustrator Janne Karlsson. Click over to Bold Monkey to find out more about Praying For A Spare, then type your way to Epic Rites Press to pick-up a copy of your own!
I am very happy & honored to share that my micro poetry collection, Small Towns, Big Mouths, is the featured collection on the Australian literary website Bold Monkey. Small Towns, Big Mouths is a poetry collection consisting of six previously published poems that were first printed in publications from PigeonBike Press, Mad Rush Quarterly, and Every Reason Magazine. From editor George Anderson of Bold Monkey: “Gladeview is a minimalistic American poet who uses personal anecdotes to make sometimes joyful, sometimes wry comments about life.” Accompanying the presentation of Small Towns, Big Mouths are two digital broadsides featuring poems from the collection. Take a trip Down Under & get familiar with the characters in my micro poetry showcase, Small Towns, Big Mouths!
This limited edition, letter pressed broadside was printed for a tribute reading for Colorado author Michael Adams who passed away in September, 2013. The reading took place at Denver’s Glovinsky Gallery of Contemporary Art in November, 2013, & I was honored to be one of three featured readers commemorating Michael’s life. One hundred of these broadsides were printed by long-time Denver publisher Tom Parsons on a 1917 letter press machine. The poem itself was pressure fitted in an aluminum frame, letter by letter & is in reference to Michael’s phenomenal poetry collection, Steel Valley (Lummox 2010). The broadside also features original artwork from Steel Valley & was beautifully designed by author & artist RL Raymond. Each broadside is available for $2.00 including shipping, & currently only 50 remain of the one & only first run printing!
I am extremely proud & very excited to announce the release of my new chapbook, Praying For A Spare! Praying For A Spare will be published by Epic Rites Press as part of their Punk Chapbook Series that will include eleven other chapbooks from authors around the globe. All of the chapbooks featured in this series will be printed on standard white paper & bound with a saddle stitched spine. Praying For A Spare features twelve brand new poems never before published with original exterior cover art by Swedish illustrator Janne Karlsson. Ordering information & purchasing options are available at Epic Rites Press as well as Tree Killer Ink. Easy on the pocketbook, hard on the heart & brutal on the brain, Praying For A Spare & the Punk Chapbook Series guarantees to blow the hinges off your mailbox & deliver an arsenal of hellacious firepower in the war against impotent literature!
I am proud to report that two of my poems, Just When & Between Sobs, are featured in Swedish Artist & Editor Janne Karlsson’s new magazine, Love’s An Infection! This fanzine style publication is sized A4 & boasts 24 pages of poetic anarchy & illustrated madness. The first pressing of the magazine has been limited to 40 copies, so get your order in today! Copies are $11 & that includes shipping from Sweden, orders can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read a review for Love’s An Infection at the insightful & energetic Swedish literary site Boklysten. Break the mold of your traditional book buying & join the riot in the do-it-yourself scene of independent publishing!
I am massively pleased to have Swedish illustrator Janne Karlsson include two of my poems, Just When and Between Sobs, in his forthcoming magazine publication due out in June. This project features ten authors invited by Karlsson to write poems on the subject of love and hurt, with all the works accompanied by his illustrations. Below is a teaser for the magazine featuring my poem, Just When. Ordering information will be available soon, so wet your whistle now for a big payday next month!
I am excited to announce that I will be a featured reader at the Glovinsky Gallery of Contemporary Art on Saturday, April 19th at 7 p.m for their event, The Written Word As Art! The reading is part of the Glovinsky Gallery’s month-long celebration of National Poetry Month and I will be joined by Fort Collins Poet Laureate Jason Hardung, as well as New Mexico author John Macker. The Glovinsky Gallery is a phenomenal venue for live poetry and serves up the ideal environment for creation and expression. For those of you in the Denver area, please mark your calendars and join us for a night of poetry, storytelling, and camaraderie!
I am beyond honored to have a poem included in this beautiful 48 page, perfect bound, 5.5 x 8.5 chapbook celebrating my friend & fellow Colorado author Mike Adams. From the Lummox Press website – “Unchainable Spirit is a tribute chapbook about Mike, filled with poems by some of his poetic best friends, all of whom are master poets themselves & all paying homage to their fallen friend. Their poems reflect the respect that Mike deserved; they don’t stray into emotive, confessional poetry but speak to the heart of the matter including the devastation left in the wake of his passing.” Copies are $10 plus shipping & the poetry, photography & genuine love that breathes, cries & laughs on every page are worth every penny!
On Sunday, February 16th I will have the distinct pleasure of being one of two featured authors for the HearthFire Books Poetry Reading Series! I will be joined by fellow Coloradan Maria Berardi, author of Cassandra Gifts, which is available now from Turkey Buzzard Press. The event begins at 5pm, but be sure to arrive early to browse the bookstore shelves & snag a front row seat!
Alternating Current Press’ annual anthology The Poiesis Review is out now and available in paperback, pdf, and e-book formats! I am honored to have three poems featured in the edition alongside many other talented, rabble-rousing authors. The edition is a 200 page, perfect-bound book packed to the stitches with poetry, fiction & creative nonfiction. If your New Year’s resolution is to support & buy more small press publishing, at $9.99 here’s your chance to get the ball rolling!