Hey! It's almost AWP time, which means life has been all about getting prepped lately. ADP will be rocking table H3 with our friends, Curbside Splendor and Dogzplot. Stop by if you're there!
Ever want to read about the genesis of a book's publication? I wrote an essay about the process of Ben Tanzer's You Can Make Him Like You finding its home with ADP and me finding another brother in Mr. Tanzer. Read it at THE LIT PUB!
Writer/Editor/Artist, Nathan Holic writes about reading books while burping his newborn and talks about Prize Winners (as well as Ayiti and others). To be honest it's hard to tell if he liked the book or not. He definitely liked the physical size and feel of it. Some words used to describe the book: "light, fun, clever, new." An undergrad writing professor I had once told me the most insulting word that could be used to describe writing is "clever." So there's that! As a father, it's a fun account of trying to balance reading and new fatherhood. And even if the book wasn't quite what Nathan was looking for, I certainly appreciate the read and being a part of his new journey! READ IT HERE.
Also, I am super excited to mention that I recently finished my long-in-the-works homage to Pablo Neruda's The Captain's Verses titled, The Waiting Tide and very quickly on the heels of completing the collection it was picked up for publication by Curbside Splendor. February 2013 watch out!