Thanks to Kristen Caven and Karma Bennett for giving me a chance to read for the CWC Berkeley branch on Zoom, and thanks to my publisher Unsolicited Press for reposting. I read five poems from my upcoming collection, The Poet’s Garage.
Concerned about the global shortage of fresh metaphors and irony, I was relieved to get an email from Facebook informing me I might be eligible for economic assistance from the SBA as the manager of The Poet’s Garage, my upcoming poetry collection. Just in time for its launch from Unsolicited Press.
More importantly, I hope the government will open its vast emergency stockpile of rhetorical and stylistic devices. Ever wonder why you never find synecdoches or charactonymns in the wild anymore?
But before you go searching on your own, practice good hygiene and immunize yourself against clichés by reading a poetry book. This is the best way to protect yourself and support literary recovery.
Here’s my interview with Unsolicited Press, the kickass literary press in Portland, Oregon, and publisher of my poetry collection, The Poet’s Garage. I really enjoy working with the talented and creative staff at UP.
To celebrate Earth Day, the California Writer’s Club–Berkeley Branch sponsored an online reading. I was pleased to read two poems from my upcoming collection, The Poet’s Garage, which will be released in May by Unsolicited Press. Many thanks to Kristen Caven and Karma Bennett for setting up the event and making it happen.