I’m excited to announce that my first poetry chapbook, Unrest, will be published by Finishing Line Press January, 2013. Unrest illustrates the experience of loss through food, foreign language, travel, visual art, and more. This collection allows what once was to be resuscitated.
This is a limited edition collection, and pre-publication sales will determine the press run. If you are interested, I hope you will consider purchasing a copy during this pre-sale period.
Renée Ashley, author of Basic Heart, writes of Unrest, “These poems rest easily in the world because they are so much of it: family, love and loss, mixed inextricably in the crucible of food, of consideration and preparation, literal and figurative, of artichokes and lemon water, tomatoes, figs, of guava paste on dry toast, foods that seduce and sustain us.”
Thomas Lux, author of Child Made of Sand, says, “This is an exceptional debut by a young poet unafraid of being understood while at the same time writing with utter originality. Read this book!”
For a preview, click through to read these previously published poems:
Cuban CustomsAttempted to Confiscate herMangoes in Narrative
Will You in Storyscape
Color of the Sea in Cortland Review
The First in WordArrangement
Salty in the Examiner
East Coast readings and book signings are scheduled for this winter and spring. Click through to see when I'll be reading near you.
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