Tuesday, May 11, 2010
My publisher, Kevin Walzer, has a blog on poetry and recently blogged about my book, The Park of Upside-Down Chairs, along with several other poetry books recently published by WordTech Communications, his independent poetry press.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I had the pleasure of reading last Tuesday evening (exactly a week ago today--and exactly at this time--) at the Manhattan Campus of Stony Brook University on Park Avenue South. It was my true book launch for The Park of Upside Down Chairs--my new book just out from Word Tech Communications. I also was delighted to be able to read with two exceptional poets, Tom Healy and John Rybicki. Friends, family and poetry lovers were all in attendance. After, we had a book signing, arranged by the host of the event, the talented poet Julie Sheehan. I found Tom's work riveting, with each word dropping like a dense weight on the page. The silences in his poems are both sensual and palpable. John's poems were full of raw honest pain and a certain mesmerizing luminescence. The evening fed me--both as reciter of poetry and as listener. Here are a few photos. One taken of us at the book signing and one of me (glasses donned) reading from my poems.