Monday, October 26, 2009


Delighted to share that moi forthcoming Selected Prose Poem book, THE THORN ROSARY, to be released next year by Marsh Hawk Press, will be co-published in the Philippines by "Publisher of the Year" recipient Anvil Publishing. Am purrrrr-ed since it was Anvil who published my very first poetry book, BEYOND LIFE SENTENCES, which received the Manila Critics Circle National Book Award for Poetry (Salamat again! I can't tell you how meaningful it is to have my relatives in the boondocks be able to get a book from their distant relative) -- in part for the prose poems "Life Sentences" which roots all my subsequent attempts at the prose poem form.

Delighted further to announce that THE CHAINED HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, forthcoming next year from Meritage Press, will be co-published by that leading avant garde publisher xPress(ed) helmed by radiant Finn Jukka-Pekka Kervinen. This means that we've just created a lovely triptych of hay(na)ku anthologies (the first (and now officially sold-out) HERE and the second HERE) -- and I am blessed to have collaborated on this series with Jukka!

Woot! National borders always fall below poetry -- as they should.

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