News & Events

4/17/20

People have been advising me to open a website to get the news out there about my writing. Poetry journals often request a website so that their readers can find out more about the authors they publish. I designed this one myself, with the help of a template. It’s by no means perfect, and is still a work in progress.

 

With social distancing during the Covid pandemic, there’s not much news to report here. I hope everyone reading this is healthy. Thankfully, my family is doing well, with the exception of a sister. Fortunately, she’s been able to manage the virus at home.

 

Mary and I took a trip to the Caribbean before the virus really exploded. My last reading of any kind was in Boulder on 2/16. Other planned events are either cancelled or pushed back. My new book, Dialogues with Light, has been out since the first of the year. The 100 copies that were printed are nearly gone, so the book is now in its second printing. It will have minor changes, including a barcode. As soon as I have more copies I’ll get it on Amazon. Thanks to Lighthouse Writers, it looks as if Tattered Cover Bookstores will take some on consignment. A few days ago I did a brief Zoom video interview with Lighthouse under the heading, “The Story of a Book”. At some point it should be on YouTube.

 

I continue to meet weekly via Zoom with the Gamuts, a group of poets I’ve known for many years. We review poems and encourage each other to keep writing and reaching for our best. Thankfully, we have Zoom, Skype and other technologies to stay close to family and friends. Mary and I walk the canals and throughout the neighborhood. Our daughter, Sara, is furloughed during the pandemic. She homeschools Logan and orders/picks up groceries for us. Our son-in-law, Dan, is taking the opportunity to do more remodeling on their house. When the weather is nice we see our grandsons, Logan and Josh outside. Logan and I had a long bike ride together recently.

 

That’s all for now. Stay well, everyone. Keep howling!