Chapbook Interview: Julie Bloss Kelsey

We’re in the final three days of preorder for the Cuttlefish Books Summer Book Launch! I’m grateful to all of you who have ordered copies so far. Earlier this month, I featured fellow Cuttlefish poet Lenard D. Moore, and today I want to feature the other member of my cohort: Julie Bloss Kelsey. Julie createsContinue reading “Chapbook Interview: Julie Bloss Kelsey”

Chapbook Interview: Lenard D. Moore

If you’ve been following any of my social media this month, you know that I’m thrilled to be in the company of Lenard D. Moore as part of the Cuttlefish Books 2023 Summer Book Launch. Lenard is a military veteran, executive chair of the North Carolina Haiku Society, founder and executive chair of the CarolinaContinue reading “Chapbook Interview: Lenard D. Moore”

Now in Preorder: Postcards from Texas

I’m thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of my third poetry chapbook, Postcards from Texas, now available for preorder from Cuttlefish Books. This chapbook is my first that is devoted exclusively to haiku, and represents the shift in my creative focus since 2020. You can find the preorder link here: The haiku in PostcardsContinue reading “Now in Preorder: Postcards from Texas”

Buson Challenge Days 1-12

The Buson Challenge is, in short, an attempt to write 10 haiku a day for 100 days. If you want to know more, view this clip from Mike Rehling’s 2020 talk “Finding Yourself in a Poem,” presented at the 2020 HSA Conference. (In case the link doesn’t work correctly, the part about the Buson ChallengeContinue reading “Buson Challenge Days 1-12”

The Best of It: Weekend in Austin Edition

1. Getting to spend time with my Austin Pilates people. 2. I was there in time to see bluebonnets! 3. I was also there in time for the buffalo ranch chicken strip sandwich and the Dr. Pepper shake at Whataburger. 4. Taking some time to walk in Mount Bonnell and Pease Park. 5. Easy travelsContinue reading “The Best of It: Weekend in Austin Edition”