Some Plugs

There’s a few announcements I want to make today. One, I placed five new poems in the Oregon-based journal Indigo Rising Magazine. You can read them online here. They will also be in the print edition. What’s really cool about this is the fact that one of my former students at Keystone, Tricia Kinney, also placed poems in the same magazine and our work will be in the same print issue. You can read her poems here.  I think I’m more exicted by the fact that this is Tricia’s first national publishing credit! Furthermore, I’ve worked with her on some of these poems during a community poetry workshop I taught at the Vintage Theater, so it’s nice to see that the revisions paid off.

Second, I am doing a reading this Saturday with Dawn Leas for National Poetry Month. The reading will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. We’ll also have our books available for sale, and we’re also going to read a few poems by other poets. I have Langston Hughes and Terrance Hayes on my list so far. May add one more.

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more readings!

This month, I’m doing several readings to promote Front Man even more, and I’m especially excited about these events because of the other poets on the bill.

On Friday, January 21 at 7 p.m., I’m going to read with Dawn Leas, author of the chapbook I Know When to Keep Quiet, available from Finishing Line Press. The reading will be held at the Barnes & Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre (7 S. Main Street). Dawn holds an M.F.A. from the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program, and her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including goldwakepress.org, Willows Wept Review, and Writers’ Bloc.

On Friday, January 28 at 7 p.m., I’m the featured reader at Anthology New and Used Books in Scranton (515 Center Street). I’ll read for about 20 minutes, and then a limited open mic will follow.

On Saturday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m., I’m heading up to Ithaca, NY to read with two wonderful poets. The poets I’m sharing the stage with are  Jaime Warburton, an associate professor of writing at Ithaca College and author of the chapbook Note That They Cannot Live Happily, and Charles G. James, who lives in Elmira, NY and does all of his work on a typewriter. How cool is that? The reading will be held at the Owl Cafe,  located on the second floor of the Autumn Leaves Bookstore in the Ithaca Commons.

More info about the Ithaca reading is available by clicking on the link to the flyer below! All of these events are free.

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