Reading in Maryland

On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m., I’ll be doing a reading/workshop on speculative poetry at Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland as part of “It Takes a Community.”  It’s free!  I’ll read from my own works but also other Sycorax Press and Sycorax Journal poets and lead writers in finding their inner myths. If you’re in the area, please join me! 

Poem out in Blast-Off

My children’s poem “Dandelions” is now  out in the October issue of Blast-Off, one of the children’s magazines published by the Department of Education in New South Wales, Australia.  It’s charmingly illustrated by Gaye Chapman.  I love being published by the School Magazine’s different magazines for different age groups; it’s amazing to think that this NYC lady’s work is being read by children on the other side of the globe!  


New review of Eurydice Sings

Marianne Szlyk has posted a beautiful review of Eurydice Sings on her blog, The Song Is.  Marianne is a professor of English at Montgomery College, an associate poetry editor for Potomac Review, and a member of the DC Poetry Project, and author of the poetry collections I Dream of Empathy (Flutter Press) and Listening to Electric Cambodia, Looking up at Trees of Heaven (Kind of a Hurricane Press).




Reading at Poe Cottage

Please join me next Saturday, August 11, from 1:30-3:30 at Poe Cottage in the Bronx for a wonderful program on speculative poetry entitled “Poe’s Heirs.” Joining me will be fabulous writers Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez. We’ll start off discussing speculative poetry, then each poet will read samples of their works.  We’ll finish up with a Q&A session plus selling and signing of books.  I’ll have THE BONE-JOINER and EURYDICE SINGS with me, as well as a few copies of Rebecca Buchanan’s DAME EVERGREEN and Other Poems of Myth, Magic & Madness, just out from Sycorax Press, and a few other books that might interest lovers of Poe. 

The program will take place in the educational center adjacent to the cottage.  If you’ve never visited the cottage–it’s beautiful and touching (especially if, like me, you love Edgar A. Poe)–you might want to stop in there first, as it closes at 4:00 and our program ends at 3:30. The cottage opens at 10 and, as it’s small, you don’t need to give yourself more than perhaps an hour to see it.  Admission tothe cottage is $5; $3 for students and seniors.    

Take the train to Kingsbridge Road in The Bronx. Poe Park is right outside the station.

Take the train  4 to Kingsbridge Road in The Bronx. Walk east to Grand Concourse. The cottage is located across the boulevard, on the right.

Use Bronx bus lines #1, #2, #9, #22, #28, #34, and MTA express bus BxM #4 from Manhattan.