Weight of Just One Small Book

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”

Money over Craft: Corporate Publishing and the Stagnation of CanLit

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”

Update from the Desk of D.A. Lockhart: Exactly What Have I Been Up To?

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?”

Looking Inward from the Fallen World: Some Thoughts of Phaedrus and the Things We Choose to Read

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”

Epistles from the Land: A Review of Lace & Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens

  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”

Manuscripts Abound and the Waning Darkness of Winter: From the Desk of D.A. Lockhart

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”

Writing Poems Circular and Love Fiction MMA: From the Desk of D.A. Lockhart

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”

Small Tribute to Norway’s Current Olympic Showing: Poetry from the Pennisula

Those that know me,  know that I have a place in my heart for Norway.  Sure, the family I married into can trace their roots to the said country. I was lucky enough to study Norwegian under a FLAS while at IU and still to this day I believe the Norge Polar Bear hockey sweaterContinue reading “Small Tribute to Norway’s Current Olympic Showing: Poetry from the Pennisula”