More Cool Stuff | Life Updates

I woke up on Christmas Eve to the news that Clarendon Publishing will be publishing my poem, October Maple, in their upcoming poetry anthology called Poetica 2. I am but one of many, many poets included in this anthology. So maybe you want to check it out to see some other amazing writers!

Also, this blog is up to 50 followers! Thanks so much to everyone who’s been following me on this crazy little journey. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Heads Up! | Life Updates

Good morning everyone!

Since it’s been posted on Facebook I feel it’s ok to announce this here.

As you know, Newington Blue did Volume 1 & 2 of Buk 100 (second volume to be complete before Christmas, if all goes well) but, they’ve announced that they will be publishing two single author chapbooks next year (one prose and one poetry). The wonderful Michael D. Meloan has been chosen for the first chapbook (prose) – of which I’m thrilled to get my hands on – and yours truly has been picked for the second!

I’m blown away by the love and support Newington Blue is showing me. The chapbook will be 40+ poems, accompanied by illustrations. 40+ poems is a lot for any writer – but especially for me who is basically unknown and unpublished. I’m just… overwhelmed with gratitude.

So what does this mean for you?

I have daily poems scheduled until the middle of January. After that, I will be scaling my poems back significantly – probably one per week. I want to take the next two months to focus on writing fresh material for the book (which will be exclusive to it). It’s likely that I will not return to posting daily, and stick to a poem a week.

I am playing with diversifying my content as well – I do have some short stories (kinda) that I am thinking about sharing. So we’ll see.

Thank you all so much for your likes, follows, and beautiful comments. I am so greatful for them all!

I’ll keep you guys informed of what’s going on along the way with the book. ๐Ÿ™‚


Your filthy minded poet ๐Ÿ™‚

Awesome! | Life Updates

Early this morning, I got the nod that I had won 1st place in the Anita McAndrews Poets for Human Rights Contest!

I can’t tell you how good that feels… and immediately after I got a rejection from a lit mag! ๐Ÿ™‚

I feel it’s like the universe is keeping my ego in check ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok writer friends, tell me what your success this month have been! Have you been published? Where at?

Buk 100 | Life Updates

With great hootin’ and hollerin’ and titties-a-floppin’, I’m excited to say that I’ve been included in Newington Blue Press’ Buk 100 Vol. 2!

I am joined by many INCREDIBLE writers such as:

The man, himself, Charles Bukowski, Ad Winans, Abel Debritto, Alan Catlin, Alexander Limarev, Alicia Mathias, Amy Barry, Anggo Genorga, Brian Whitmore, Bryn Fortey, Catfish McDaris, Cedric Barnaud, Clint Lukas (with Marina Bukowski), Christiane Nebel, Misty Illustrations, Dan Provost, Dana St. Mary, Daniel W. Wright, Danny Koslowski, Dracu Laruen, Eric Robert, Nolan Gabor, Gyukics Giovanni Manginate, Henry Hughs, Jack Henry, Ipshita Chakraborty, Jenn Hall, Joan Jobe – Smith, John Guzlowski, Leon Joron, Chava Silberstein, M. Mrazfield, Mark Cramer, Matthew Cooper, Matt Dennison, Matt Dukes Jordan, Matt Micheli, Melissa Todd, Michael D. Amitin, Michael D. Meloan, Monica Mastrantoni, Niles Reddick, Opher Goodwin, Ron Hard, Ronald P. Bremner, Shannon Laws, Ted Giffen, Tobe Damit, Tohm Bakelas, Westley Heine, Yi Jung, Zachary Guadamour, pLopLop, Paul Maher Jr., Sid Yiddish, Jami Cassady, Brian Rihlmann, Falko Henning, Paul Tanner, Bradford Middelton, Bruce Hodder, The Drunken Odyssey with John King, Hillary King, Januz Zalewski, Jay Rohr, John Greiner, John Patrick Robbins, Karol Neilson, Miriam Sagan, RP Verlaine, Wayne F. Burke, John Castellenas, Joe Callanan, Shelby Snow, and many, many more.

The aim is to print and publish this second volume before Christmas! The cost is  15,00 โ‚ฌ (due to the larger volume of the Chapbook they slightly raised the price) plus 5,00 โ‚ฌ shipping within Europe. Overseas shipping is 10,00 โ‚ฌ. 

Way of payment:

Inquire at

Trust me… I already got mine, cuz I know this one is going to sell out so fast it’ll burn the press up!