I’m pleased to share that my first book of poems (a chapbook), is now available from Finishing Line Press. Years ago, I had a press lined up to print my book, but things didn’t work out. At the time, I was crushed. But in the end, it was a good thing, as this collection is much more world-worthy, meaning the poems are those that not only mean a lot to me, but have been vetted by others (editors) who also found them worthy of sharing.
It’s not a comfortable thing for me to promote my own work, but I know in the past more than one person has shared with me that a poem resonated with her/him. And that, to me, is a success. Being about 90% existentialist, if my words can make one person feel less lonely, less anxious, less “nauseated” in this existence, then I feel I’ve done something good in this world. The poems in this little collection (a chapbook is usually less than 30 poems), range from nature/gardening, sensuality, birth, pure silliness, to my own found sanctuary. Whether you are a poet or not, I think you’ll find something of interest, and certainly something accessible.
I make it a habit to line my bookshelves with books (fiction, CNF, poetry) of others. Finishing Line Press does a lovely job, and several of my Spalding friends, GA poets, and many others have a home here on my own little library in the mountains of north Georgia. I encourage you to give a book to someone this season — whether it’s mine or not — but share what moves you. It makes the world a better and less lonely place.