One novel, one poetry collection, and grant writing. In the midst of a heavy writing season here at the old homestead, (albeit a very urban homestead, but I generally like the idea of a homestead, so let’s call it a homestead) and I’ve doing some interesting mental gymnastics here. Maybe not gymnastics, but more aContinue reading “Rail Jumping: Working Two Genres at Once”
Let’s start with this: I received the first physical copy of my first book of poetry, Big Medicine Comes to Erie, just a day or so ago. And I’m still not entirely sure that the entire whiplash of actually having a published book available to the world has fully sunk in. Mainly, this should beContinue reading “Weight of Just One Small Book”
Talk of course leads to more reading and then turning on a feed from the station that provided a soundtrack to your life a decade back.
Let me start this by saying that while I am from Canada and have returned here some two years ago, that the whole CanLit scene is something rather alien to me. True, I’m learning it as any newcomer to a place should have to gain a literacy for the places they come to inhabit. It’sContinue reading “Money over Craft: Corporate Publishing and the Stagnation of CanLit”
The view from the office now is of trees in full-leaf and the steady hungry scavenging of grackles on the lawn. This means that we survived the great darkness of winter and the muck of spring. But as you know, summer isn’t exactly the great rest period for small press publishers and poets. That’s theContinue reading “Update from the Desk of D.A. Lockhart: Exactly What Have I Been Up To?”
So, in truth, I’ve found myself going back through a great deal of the classics that inhabit the bookshelves of my home office. First, I turned to grand ole Karl Marx. But after just going through the Communist Manifesto, the emotions of being a chronically underemployed and underpaid writer/editor definitely got to me a wayContinue reading “Looking Inward from the Fallen World: Some Thoughts of Phaedrus and the Things We Choose to Read”
Lace & Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens by Ross Gay & Aimee Nezhukumatathil Organic Weapon Arts, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-9827106-6-1 I recall while attending Indiana University the sort of city-wide obsession with gardening. My wife and I had relocated to south central Indiana from the great wide open of Montana and its forever wild mindsetContinue reading “Epistles from the Land: A Review of Lace & Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens”
It’s been a busy week at ’round the desk. The press has picked up a second book this week and we’re putting the final touches on the Nicholson manuscript. The press is also officially situated in Detroit with some serious thought to opening a Windsor/Canadian branch in the near future. In short, we are goingContinue reading “Manuscripts Abound and the Waning Darkness of Winter: From the Desk of D.A. Lockhart”
Having problems easing your way into the night? I was until I found Mr. Charles Bradley. Now you have. Go about your business and thank that smokey soul groove of Mr Charles Bradley because you must surely know, life is already a better thing because of it.
Honestly, I hope that title confuses you as much it does me. Well, as much as it does at certain moments. Because there are moments of clarity. I would want you to be a little confused not because I’m cruel in the things I share, but rather, because of the fact something appears to beContinue reading “Writing Poems Circular and Love Fiction MMA: From the Desk of D.A. Lockhart”