Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Rush

I'm gearing up for April! I'm participating in Camp NaNo for the entire month, (it's like NaNoWriMo but instead of November it's in April.) I will be writing a minimum 1637 words a day (I hope.) I might miss some days because I vend at two fairs the last two weekends of April, but we'll see what happens. The goal for me is to use April to finish my vampire-fairy novel, "Lace."

I hope to post updates on my daily progress right here on my blog.
April is also National Poetry Month. In honor of that, I hope to write a poem a day. I did that last year and enjoyed it so much I ended up doing the poetry thing all the way through spring and into the summer. I love to just "go for it!" The result is about 80 percent of my new poetry collection "Turn Left at November." The rest in that collection are reprints.

My newest poem is below. I posted it on Facebook yesterday so I apologize if you've already read it. It is my "anti" ode to spring.

spring rush

by the new-leaf trees that web the sky
wind ruffles wind
lost grimoires and wild orange flowers
litter their wise and sugar fragrances
with flaking eyes a china doll
stares disapproving through the window
it is wrong in spring when even the stars melt
when cold shadows shrink under rocks
left behind to the white days
somewhere mist is still luminous
my books by the fireplace collect paper markers
smell of the ink of December

Saturday, March 14, 2015

New Poetry Book!!!

My new poetry book is out! Turn Left at November contains 53 poems, most of which are brand new, written in 2014. I'm so happy with the look and feel of the book. Much thanks to Eldritch Press for a job well-done in the execution of this project. It can be purchased from different distributors at what I think is a very reasonable price. $5.99 paper, $2.99 ebook. Here's the link for Amazon:

Turn Left at November

You may notice I use the term "left" somewhat often. The title of this blog is "From the Left Dimension." Well, left has always seemed "right" to me so given a choice I turn all my ships hard to port. Maybe it's because I'm left-handed.

Also in poetry news, my poem "Layover" is in the brand new April/May double issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. If it's not on news stands right now (March 14, 2015) it should be available within a couple days. Asimov's is also available as an e-subscription.

Upcoming for April will be a new issue of Mythic Delirium which includes my poem "Time Travel Autumn." I'll post here when it goes live. This will be an e-issue only, not available in print.

I'm also in the newest issue, #100, of Dreams and Nightmares Magazine.

That's my news for now. Thanks for reading!