Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hear the Red Fez!

Red Fez.net, the beloved and mayhaps crazy literary website I've been running for the last nigh 10 years, has started a radio program! For our inaugural broadcast Red Fez radio host Tim Murray will be speaking with Editor in Chief Michele McDannold.

Don't miss this moment in indie-undie-writing history! Tune in this Saturday!

And if there's anything you'd like to hear on the show in the future (interviews, readings, etc) let us know here, or better yet call into the show.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Two in the bush!

I just stumbled across 2 poems published in 34th Parallel last year that I had no idea were published...and barely remembered submitting! Going about Their Lives, and How Many Poems is it Going to Take.

Been a while since I put anything up, so I thought I'd share them with you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Zeus Revealed! (and some publishing fun facts)


That's the sound of Zeus sending down a wonderbolt and making this the most amazing cover for a collection of poetry EVER!

Although, I suppose you could blame book designer Natalie over at kisscutdesign.com for the amazing cover design and idea, but Zeus probably wouldn't be very happy with that. Either way, I thank them both for their amazing work! If the hip cover makes even one person who wouldn't normally look at poetry pick it up and give it one quick chance, I'll be happy.

Why a giant Mexican, Zeus Word Voltron? The cover was inspired by a quote of mine from the introduction of my book, as listed on the kisscut blog here.

I'm excited to get into the process of ramping up promotion for the book... Promotion is something I've never been particularly good at - I rank it down there with clipping my toenails. It has to be done...but you could probably get away with not doing it for a long time...but you're really only hurting your pride. Wait...was that the metaphor I was looking for? Anyway, I'm not very good at it, and could use all the help I can get (especially yours, if you're excited about the book - tell your friends! Enemies! Local grocer!) Thankfully it's not just up to me this time: I had the chance to meet with the publicist for my book last week and she had loads of good ideas, so expect more on this blog (finally!), especially as I document this little book going from just a cool cover to a real live book out there on its own.

But for now, just imagine that giant robo-zeus shooting poetic laser beams into your eyeballs. Yeah. That's what I'm talking about. Now THAT'S poetry!