Haiku for Haters now available in Kindle format

It's the moment you've all been waiting for: HAIKU FOR HATERS has gone digital. That's right, my 24 painless pages are now available at Amazon.com in Kindle format! And at a mere $2.99 a pop, it won't break your bank account. Unfortunately the sample pages don't actually sample any of the poems (this is not my fault, BTW, as Amazon picks the length of the sample they include, and they Continue Reading...

Wanna buy a vowel? Check out my Etsy store

If you're in the market for some hot vowels — or even a few choice consonants — you'll want to check out my latest offerings via Etsy. The first of these are my "Haiku for Haters" mini-books, which I'm selling for a mere $1 (plus taxes and shipping). Containing 24 pages of original haiku for the haters of the world, these cheeky poems take on the staid world of ancient 5-7-5 Japan. Well Continue Reading...

Book reviews in 140 characters

Inspired by Twitter's brevity, I've decided to post some 140-character reviews of the books I've been reading lately. I feel like a bad writer when I don't review books I've read, especially since I tend to move onto the next book fairly quickly (reading on the bus will do that to you). So, here's mud in your eye: THE SUMMER WITHOUT MEN by Siri Hustvedt: Spurned wife leads budding poetesses Continue Reading...

Hot dames and tricky dicks: Black Heart’s NOIR issue underway

Jimmy Callaway and I have been at it all day: sifting through the voluminous stack of black, white, red and blue submissions to our upcoming NOIR issue of Black Heart. [caption id="attachment_3754" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption=""I <3 Noir" image from t-shirts by Wendy Barsotti ($9.95 at Neatoshop)"][/caption] That's right, punks. We've been subjecting ourselves to an Continue Reading...

What are people reading these days? The great free e-book experiment

In an insightful post at the We Put Words On Paper blog, Amanda Kimmerly asks "What is the last book you loved?" Her question comes from recent attendance at a writers' festival here in Austin, Texas, and the observation that most of the people interested enough to show up were of the 40+ persuasion, so she's curious to know what young readers are reading, in an effort to understand the digital Continue Reading...