Do you eat food? Do you know someone who does?
Then please join me for the launch of the new book! A Little Thyme & a Pinch of Rhyme is a lighthearted and literary cookbook, the perfect gift for foodies and those who love literature.
Ingredient lists written in haiku, recipe directions written in sonnets, deliciousness all around… what else are you looking for?
The launch will be at Phoenix Books in Burlington on Thursday, December 3rd at 7. There will be delicious treats (recipes from the book) and plenty of copies of the book.
Hope to see you there!
For more deets:
I’ll be reading at the uber-hip Lamp Shop on 12 North Winooski Avenue this Monday, September 7, at 8:00. Spoken word open mic following the reading.
Thanks to Addison Bale for hosting!
Hope to see you there…
No pressure. There’s a lot of stuff to listen to. But tomorrow’s supposed to be rainy. So you might have some time on your hands…
I’m thrilled to announce that my fifth book of poetry, entitled Bone Music, just won the Louise Bogan Award. The book, selected by Kimiko Hahn, will be published by Trio House Press in the spring of 2016. The manuscript is punctuated by a series of formal poems about jazz musicians: a couple sonnets for Miles Davis, a couple villanelles for Chet Baker, a few haiku for Bud Powell, and a slew of others. My hope is that those poems add texture to the overall manuscript, accentuating it the way a snare might give particular stress to a jazz solo. Looking forward to finding the right cover image!
I had the opportunity to read at Monpelier’s Bear Pond Books last night, sharing the podium with Neil Shepard, who read from his new book, Hominid Up. We had a great audience, which included my four year old, Isa, who almost stole the show until Neil took the podium. The poems in Neil’s new collection stand up under careful scrutiny on the page, but like all my favorite poetry they lend themselves to oral delivery. Highlights included the title poem, “At the Corner of Broadway and 105th,” and two jazz poems, “Joe Louis and the Duke” and “This is a Test, Can You Hear Me?” I look forward to the next tie I get to hear Neil read. And I highly recommend you check out his book:
You can check out a new piece, “One Night Stand” in the latest issue of The Cortland Review:
Also, I love my wife and would never cheat on her.