Thursday, November 3, 2016

Verse novels and agents

Haven't posted in years. Might as well dump a thought or two.

Since there's no money in poetry, I've written a verse novel. There is a demonstrated market for verse novels (Crank and Inside Out and Back Again) and experimental narratives (ttfn) in YA. I've covered that already somewhere in the archives.

I know this is a silly longshot. But meh. I like silly longshots.

What interests me is the finding of an agent. Like back in the day when I was querying agents for my epic poem 1779 (like a verse novella maybe? 150 pages or so) I have gotten a lot of "this is great but I don't know how to sell it" responses.

It's important to say how encouraging that is.

So I'm saying it.

Not sure what I'm going to do with this space right here, but for now I want to say thanks for the encouragement.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Poetry Isn't Safe: a new kickstarter!

Hello everyone!

Please check out my newest project:

Poetry Isn't Safe

Please share and support the film!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

We Real Cool Vampires: Happy Halloween!

I stole this idea from David Hernandez at the Rumpus via Tara Skurtu. Oh the cheezy fun!

We Real Cool Vampires

We real cool. We fly in the night 'cause we
Left school. We hunt in a pack and we

Lurk late. We sharpen our teeth--our claws
Strike straight. We raise Hell when we

Sing sin. We drink bloody girls who taste of
Thin gin. We rock Ann and roll Jill and

Jazz June. We're coming for you--you're gonna
Die soon.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Margaret's Song

Here's my song for Margaret.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Alissa Nutting: Tampa loves Strong Verse

So if you're one of the 8 people who didn't read Alissa Nutting's Tampa this summer, let me point you to my Amazon Review. It's a fun book if you can have fun reading a disturbing topic (note: I can!).

Alissa picked up a copy of With Rough Gods recently and had this to say about it:

Everything you love about reading ancient myths, rendered in lucid, incredible poems--a clear winner! As an enormous fan of fairy tales, origin stories, and mythology, I found this book to be essential and enjoyable.

Short, lovely, and to the point! As she was a former editor of the incomparable Fairy Tale Review, I couldn't be happier with it.

Thanks, Alissa!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Review With Rough Gods

Hi all!

If you already have With Rough Gods, I'd love it if you took a moment to say something nice about it at the following places:

Book Digits



If you don't have it, GET IT!