Tuesday, September 30, 2014


We had a great turnout on Thursday September 18 at the inaugural reading in this season's Third Thursday series in Takoma Park. Thanks to all who attended and kudos to my fellow three readers, Tony Mancus, Bonnie Naradzay, and Luc Phinney. If you missed it but would like to experience it, Takoma Park City TV has the entire reading posted. Click the Poetry tab and then the Third Thursday Poetry-September 18, 2014 link. The program actually begins at about 4:15. If you want to see just my portion, I put it on YouTube.

October's reading promises to be equally good. It will feature Naomi Thiers, Rocky Delaplaine, Garrett Phelan, and Jonathan Katz. Details on Takoma Park's poetry page. Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

September Poetry News

I am very happy to have a couple of items of poetic interest to post.

• My Lovely Friend and very talented poet Naomi Thiers has a new chapbook coming out from Finishing Line Press, publishers of her previous book In Yolo County and my own Drinking Weather. It's titled She Was a Cathedral and contains poems honoring women, some famous, some the author's friends and family, some observed with the poet's keen eye. It can be pre-ordered here: Finishing Line Press. Please order by October 10 if you can so Naomi can get sufficient pre-orders to assure the largest possible press run. The book should ship in late November.

• Naomi will no doubt be reading some of the poems from the new book, along with old favorites, when she joins me and two other poets TBA at the opening reading of the 2014-2015 Third Thursday Series in Takoma Park, MD, on Thursday September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Hit the link for details and a map. This is my second time reading in the series, her first, and our first time as featured readers on the same bill. We hope those of you in or near the DC area will join us.

UPDATE 09-04-14: Unfortunately, the Takoma Park folks have rescheduled Naomi's reading to Thursday October 16. Time and place are the same as mine and I hope those of you who can will come to both readings.

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