Rail Jumping: Working Two Genres at Once

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”

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”

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”

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”