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Poetry Lab: Week Four

            This is our fourth Poetry Lab and the first time we focus on a single poem instead of the usual two. “Cordially Yours, Regards” from Pearl Dandy is a lengthier poem than most I have written and, honestly, is more of a rant than a…

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Poetry Lab: Week Three

            Greetings, all. For this Lab, we’ll take a look at Nautical Terms (and How Best to Love Them) and The Questions of Life Even the Dead Cannot Answer, both of which appear in my digital chapbook, “Pearl Dandy.” These poems face each other in the…

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Poetry Lab: Week Two

Today, we’ll take a look at two more pieces from Pearl Dandy, “Loretta” and “A Poem for Children.” Both pieces are a bit absurd and comedic. When I began to write poetry for what eventually became Pearl Dandy, I had gone quite a while without penning any poetry. For I…

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Poetry Lab: Week One

I sometimes think poetry is a mystic art. It is the conjuring of words and forms, meter and (sometimes) rhyme to transport—intellectually and emotionally if not, at times, spiritually—both poet and reader to another place where we can commune in some deeper understanding of one another. No matter the subject,…

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Buy Once, Share Often

I've spent the last few days bombarding social media with information about my two new chapbooks: "How The Story Ends" and "Pearl Dandy." The idea, of course, is to let as many people as I can know that a) these works exist, b) they're both reasonably priced (thanks to the…

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Bonus Book Friday is here!

On Friday, June 7th, between Noon and Midnight (CST), each order of "I Am A Broken House"in paperback will receive a 2nd work from me absolutely free. The humble goal is to sell at least 10 books during that 12 hour block, so I'm offering these free additions to encourage…

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Why Poetry?

As a stay-at-home dad and part-time writer of fiction, I knew that poetry was never going to put me on a best-seller list. I mean, let's be real. Poetry just isn't a big seller on its best day and if you picked someone at random out on the street to name 5…

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The Trouble With Questions

                When you write, whether it’s for a living or just a passionate hobby, you tend to field a lot of questions. Someone wants to know why you killed off their favorite character when they seemed like they would be so important to the overall story, or they question the…

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