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Update as of August 2, 2016
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I am especially happy to announce my first collection of poetry in some thirty years, an expanded chapbook from Finishing Line Press, Blackbirds Dance in the Empire of Love; the work in this collection is recent and has received many kudos from the toughest audience of all– my fellow poets. I am proud to say that endorsements from Jim Moore, collected and new poems Underground due out soon from Graywolf; Dawn Potter , Same Old Story, CavanKerry Press and Patricia Kirkpatrick, winner of the 2013 Minnesota Book Award for Odessa from Milkweed Editions, grace the back cover, with cover art by John Sokol.
My second Finishing Line collection, Bocca, Voce, Delirio – Mouth, Voice, Delirium, Poems of Italy and Amore, will be released by Finishing Line in October 2016, with translations by Professor Lorenzo Luciani. .
My second full-length collection of poetry, And Now, the Road, will be released by Salmon Poetry Ltd, in 2017. Jessie Lendennie and Siobhan Hutson are co-editors of this operation–one of the finest presses in all the UK. .
I have become a regular contributor of poetry to the marvelous Vox Populi, Michael Simms, Founder, Publisher, Editor. I have had thirteen poems in this wonderful “zine,” beginning last year. Thank you, intrepid sir!
Finally, I am proud to announce that I finally extricated my MFA from Colorado State University.
Please continue to check out my creative work freely offered to the literate public on line at La Parola Vivace, (literary erotica) and my highly praised memoir Nightfall in Verona— all twenty-two chapters. See page links. Check back here for book reviews and political notes. Note: archives at bottom of page.