SILENT POETRY & NOISY W(H)INE
SILENCES: The Autobiography of Loss. The 265-page manuscript collects works written over the past 7 years or so. But I didn't come up with the appropriate book arc for them until last week. Took a couple of days to organize, and there was a brand-spankin' new manuscript on Friday.
I submitted it Saturday.
It got accepted yesterday (Monday).
To put together (not write, but put together) a book, submit it, and get it accepted for publication in three days.
Even I am amazed at Moiself.
But pleased. And not just because I got a book accepted. But because I am getting closer to my goal as a poet -- SILENCES.
And along that path, here are my latest-relished read and imbibed lists -- it's interesting how I want to write silence and yet I can be quite slurpily-noisy drinking that wine:
THE ALLEGREZA FICCIONE, novella with poems by Mark Young
BOYS, A-Z: A Primer, poems and visual art by Dan Waber
YUMMY ZEST, poem by Jukka Pekka Kervinen
THE TAR PIT DIATOMS, poems by Sandra Simonds
EXERTIONS, poems by Scott Glassman
TO DELITE AND INSTRUCT, poems by Catherine Daly
DOVEY & ME, poems by Lynn Strongin
EVACUATION ROUTES: A USER'S GUIDE, poems by A.L. Nielsen
POSTCARD MEMOIRS (1-100), prose poems by Alex Gildzen
GILDZEN AT 50, tribute to Alex Gildzen
FOX, poems by Adrienne Rich
HEART ON A TRIPOD, poems by Kaia Sand
CASE SENSITIVE, poems by Kate Greenstreet
OUT OF WEDLOCK, poems by Jennifer Reimer & Craig Perez
BLUE OUTLINE: After Hiroshige, poems by Craig Perez
CROP, poems by Yedda Morrison
HOMELESS AT HOME, poems by Gloria Frym
VAUDEVILLE, poems by Alyssa Wolf
TEN THOUSAND SORROWS: THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF A KOREAN WAR ORPHAN, memoir by Elizabeth Kim
THE STATIONS OF SOLITUDE, memoir/meditation by Alice Koller
MAKING LOVE TO THE MINOR POETS OF CHICAGO, novel by James Conrad
ALL SHE EVER WANTED, novel by Lynn Austin
A DOG'S LIFE, novel by Peter Mayle
THIS HEAVY SILENCE, novel by Nicole Mazzarella
1996 Greenock Creek Creek Block Shiraz
1982 Chateau Petit Villages (Pomerol)
2001 Kistler Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard
1990 Moccagatta Bric Balin Barbaresco
1988 Brunello di Montalcino Sanetti Livio
2004 Chianti Classico Roberto Stucchi Coltibuono
2004 Ramey claret
1991 Ravenswood Pickberry