BOOK: Hardcover Edition of With Only

My poetry collection, With Only Which She Could Carry, is now available in hard cover! You can get a copy of this special edition wherever you prefer to purchase books, including directly from me.

Yes! This is a double announcement, sharing both the news of the hardcover edition and news that I now have an online store front on my website, where you can buy signed copies of my books directly from me.

When you choose to shop somewhere like Amazon, sometimes you get a deal (they control discounts since they can afford to make less) and two day shipping (the warehouses are everywhere now.) When you buy directly from an author, publisher, or even your local independent bookstore, you’re putting food on someone’s table, gifts in someones stocking, and making a small but mighty protest against billionaire corporations. I may never be rich dying on this hill, but it’s where I want to be. Shop local, shop bookshop.org, shop like your not just buying a gift for someone else, but also giving a gift to the small business or artist you’re buying from. I can guarantee it means the world to them.

POEM: “Romance”

My new poem Romance can be found in the charity anthology Essential from UWA. Scroll down to read it, and then please consider picking up a copy to support independent bookstores, an essential part of our communities, for $10 on Amazon.

Written by 55 creatives during the covid-19 pandemic, this anthology of poetry and micro fiction was created to raise money for independent bookstores during the economic crisis caused by the novel virus. It includes the work of writers from around the world that range in experience from one poet’s first time publication, to a poet laureate’s latest.  Every bit of it has been deemed essential.

Second in Gallery Show – Mixed Media

Mixed Media Art: “La Infanta Traficasteis de Las Meninas”, ARTivism Postcard Project.

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My piece took second place in a juried art show. The award money was donated to Jane Doe Inc. to support survivors of assault and trafficking. The piece is collaged with various magazine scraps, digital embellishments, and the child from the famous 1656 painting, Las Meninas.

 

The ARTivism Initiative: Postcard Project is a juried gallery show, hosted at ātac: downtown arts and music in Framingham, MA in Spring, 2020. The ARTivism Initiative: Postcard Project provides a platform for local artists to actively address causes they are passionate about by use of art + activism + standard mail. Artists are invited to create postcard designs which confront social issues (of all kinds) that they are passionate about using a 4×6” canvas.