I had a lovely time this past weekend, tabling with my chapbook for a couple of hours. It gave me a chance to meet readers and discuss craft in a completely new way. Turns out that people love plot-driven narrative. Which isn’t exactly what I do, but still.
Unexpectedly, and successfully, I even sold a few books!
Now that the words are in the world, it’s a little strange. What will people do with them? What effect will they have? Will I ever know?
There’s something wonderful about the way that poets in our state connect to and support one another. I’ve enjoyed getting to meet some of these writers already at various events throughout Washington.
I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new chapbook, In these failing times I can forget, available right now from Papeachu Press.
This book is about events I observe and experience in my rapidly growing city. The poems seek to imagine people complexly, and examine the way that we treat one another. It is my hope that they are poems of memory, longing, and witness.