The spring 2019 issue of The Laurel Review is out with poems by Sasha West, Arthur Vogelsang, Jim Daniels, David Dodd Lee, William Virgil Davis, Chris Forhan, M.A. Vizsolyi, Zach Savich, Tom Paine, Bruce Cohen, Rich Bursky, and Albert Golbarth, among many others. My thanks to the editors for including my poems “At the Office” and “Thinking about Laughter.”
I wish to thank Diane Goettel and everyone at Black Lawrence Press for believing in this book, and for all of their time and hard work publishing it. The Actual World is now available from Small Press Distribution, Amazon, Powell’s, and other on-line retailers.
I also want to thank those of you who pre-ordered a copy and those of you who will purchase one in the future. I hope to see you at a reading soon!
Please contact me if you know of a local library or bookstore that might like to carry this title, or if you know someone interested in a review–or if you simply want to comment on the poems. I’d love to hear from you, and I very much appreciate your interest and support!
I will be reading at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, MA on September 14th at 7 p.m. in support of my latest poetry collection The Actual World. I am very grateful to Paul Swyden for the hosting this event–please click the poster above to learn more about this wonderful independent bookstore. And please spread the word. I’d love to see you there!
I am honored to be a part of this year’s Hollihock Writers Conference with so many fine writers from around New England. On Saturday, August 24th I will be offering a conference session entitled, “It’s OK to Use ‘I’: Writing the Lyric Poem” from 2-2:50 p.m. followed by a reading at 3 p.m. Click the poster above for more information about readings, panels, and instructor sessions, and please help us spread the word!
I am incredibly grateful to Katrina Vandenberg, Maggie Dietz, Chard deNiord, Sven Birkerts, and Richard Jones for their kind words, and to Zoe Norvell at Black Lawrence Press for her wonderful design!