I have a Number 1 best-seller on Amazon! So grateful!My book was released in Kindle form to my Advanced Reader Team and pre-orders put it The Number 1 best-seller on Amazon in four categories for
Friday, January 22, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Fun times being on Linda McHenry's podcast The Writer's Word today, recorded last week. I talk about writing in different genres, and disciplines. Also, my new, soon to be released any second book, Poems of 2020
To listen click this link. Don't click the play arrow in the picture as it won't do diddly.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
If you are doing this, congratulations! Dry January made me reflect on my use before recovery, so here are some questions which I use to be able to answer yes to nearly all of them--well, yes, I wrote this..
Thursday, January 7, 2021
New book, "2020 Poems" to be released by Big Table Publishing, in 2021--blurbs by Nick Flynn, Jennifer Martelli, Yuyutsu Sharma
Monday, January 4, 2021
The fiction in the Wilderness House Literary Review were difficult to make decisions about. We had so many of them. Check them out, and congratulate Steve Glines for their 60th issue. As always the full issue can be found HERE.
For all our fiction 2016 to present, check THIS out
- A.M. Gwynn - Shelter
- Annmarie McQueen - Cleansing flames
- Claire Massey - A Formula for Entropy
- Dominique Pierce - THEOLOGY
- Emma Deimling - “London 3AM”
- Jennifer Lorene Ritenour - Under the Friendship Bell
- Mara Fein - Dreaming
- Nicholas C. King - The Old Man
- Phillip Temples - What Goes Around, Floats Around
- Tom Sheehan - The Old Man Who Walked with a Broken Crutch
- Tyrel Kessinger - My Friend, The Demon
- King Weatherspoon - Before I Go
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
So here is the annual list (with links in red), with notes in purple about why people went there. It's not as good as the Top 10 Horror Films, but 2020 was indeed a horror. Of note, the Top 1 about Virtual Dire was second most viewed blog post EVER, going back to 2010. The #3 about my piece in Ink in Thirds, from 2018, made the list that year, and in 2019---and is now 8th most viewed all time because of Joe Pesci!
In this year's Top 10 there are
30% about actual published work of mine, 20% about Virtual Fridays Dire, and 10% each on: a) a cancelled event that people are googling to see if it was cancelled, b) My sobriety, c) stories in Wilderness House, d) a memorial post. and e) Joe Pesci saying, "Do I amuse you?"
On with the countdown
Sunday, December 27, 2020
So, hey Mr. Tally man, I'll tally you all my bananas, right here! We won't mention Election Fraud, (see ya' later, Donnie), Covid-19 (hope to never see you), or life's often challenging lifey-moments (see them somewhere in this blog)
Besides all of that in 2020 was, my tallies were 3 Flash Fictions, 7 Poems, 1 Essay and 3 Podcasts. Slow, consistent, and pandemic friendly. I acted as Fiction Editor for Wilderness House Literary Review for their four seasons of issues.
"The New Coach" , October 26, 2020 Boog City, #137, Baseball Issue
"It's a New Year" , September 1, 2020 Right Hand Pointing, #140, scroll to the bottom
'"Ambien Beatle" January 29, 2020 Oddball Magazine
December 11, 2020 Live Nude Poems
“When You Have This Connection”
“How Lucia Joyce Was Treated”
“Thinking In Long Distant Relations”
April 27, 2020, Muddy River Poetry Review
April, 2020 Boston Literary Magazine
"Being Of Service in the Age of Corona"
"The Oddball Podcast"
"Poetry In the Bar"
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
This blog starts in 5...4...3...2...1.
Okay. That is how I count out most of the beginnings of these videos. Virtual Fridays Dire Literary Series started in April, but I didn't start recording until July---enough to have all the Fall line-up to captured below.
Things had not been fool-proof production wise as Jessica Keener's reading was caught on video after she started, and I didn't have a decent microphone until October.
Also if you want to look ahead. Here is the Winter Schedule
To see more videos of Dire features in the future, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel. The zoom recordings may look small, but the live stream on the Facebook platform gets 300 views, plus the YouTube videos get another few hundred. That's quite a crowd for a reading!
9/11, Carley Israel
9/18, Daphne Kalotay
9/25, Ryan Ridge
10/2, Marge Piercy
10/9, Kerry Beth Neville
10/16, Yuyutsu Sharma
10/23, Chris Joseph
10/30, Elizabeth Gordon McKim
11/6, Diana Spechler
11/13, Jonathan Escoffrey
11/20, Dewitt Henry
11/27, Brian Sonia-Wallace
12/4, Rebecca Fishow
12/18, Pamela Painter
Here are a few from the summer, when I first started recording these.
7/31, Kim Chinquee
8/7, Jessica Keener
8/21, Amy King
Saturday, December 19, 2020
8 Rick Moody
15 Laurette Folk
22 Mark Saba
29 Sarah Anne Johnson
5 Jennifer Haigh
12 Keetje Kuipers
19 January O'Neil
26 Elle Nash
5 Danielle Zaccagnino
12 Marty Beckerman
19 Nathan Graziano
26 Steven Cramer
Watch out for April!
9 The all-open mic One Year Anniversary Event
16 Sandra Simonds