Survival Notes

Interview at the Spark Wheel Press Blog

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to play question and answer via email…the results of which appear on today’s entry on Spark Wheel Press’ blog.

Spark Wheel Press publishes burntdistrict, a journal dedicated to elevating public awareness of contemporary poetry and to the promotion of writers. I had the honor of having my prose poem Epiphany appear in the inaugural issue of burntdistrict earlier this year.

In the interview I talked a little about epiphanies in writing, my writing process, labels in the literary world, influences and other subjects. Huge thanks to the folks at Spark Wheel Press for the chance to do this interview with them, and to Deanna McElhatten for asking some very thought provoking questions (and for being patient as I crafted my responses). You can check out the interview by clicking here.

Survival Notes now available!

SurvivalNotes155x247.jpgMy first fiction chapbook, Survival Notes, is now available!  Survival Notes was the winning manuscript in the 2006 Cervena Barva Press Fiction Chapbook Prize, and it contains much of my best short fiction to date.  Much thanks to Gloria Mindock and Cervena Barva Press for making this chapbook a reality.

Most of the pieces in this chapbook have been contest winners and/or published in fine literary journals.  It's 42 pages of page-turning goodness for the nice price of 7 bucks (plus $3.00 shipping).  If you enjoy my writing, please buy a copy and support me and Cervena Barva Press.

This is a huge step for me in my writing career.  Because I started mainly writing poetry, I never imagined I'd have the chance to compose enough respectable prose to assemble a chapbook like this.  Since I truly look at myself as both a poet and fiction writer, this is an important milestone to me. 

Click here to read about Survival Notes and, if you are so inclined, to buy a copy.  And thank you for your support!!!

Survival Notes reviewed in the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene Blog

Survival Notes received its first review in the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene Blog!

Many thanks to Doug Holder for reviewing my chapbook.  His review focuses mostly on the story that he found most interesting in the collection, Domestic Silence.  Quoting Mr. Holder's review, "In this story, an unfortunate neighbor to a loud and argumentative couple, tracks the jazz music the abusive male in this unfortunate coupling plays to mute the loud protests of his many domestic brawls." 

Click here to read the full review of Survival Notes.