Yes! It’s true! I have a new chapbook!
Five Oaks Press has just released We’re Smaller Than We Think We Are.
It’s hard to believe that a year ago, I was still struggling to get a failing project into the world. I didn’t imagine this book would happen. But I was also in the midst of a second round of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project, and something was happening. I was writing a lot of cathartic poems. About my past. About my failed marriage.
I had spent a long time trying to get over it. Get over everything. And now it seemed I finally was.
Not all of the 30/30 poems made it into this chapbook. Most were culled; many didn’t fit thematically. But I added a few older poems and wrote a few new ones as well. By July, I had a manuscript. And after lots of revision and lots of rejection, I found out that Five Oaks Press had named it a finalist and was offering me a contract.
Going from manuscript to publication in less than a year feels like a miracle. I’m very lucky that things all came together. I’m in love with this book, and the relationship I have with Five Oaks.
April might be National Poetry Month, but May is an auspicious one for me, at least with my own work.
You can purchase the book on Amazon. Or, to order a signed copy, send $15 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. The price includes shipping, and I’ll be happy to inscribe it however you want!