I survived one of the most rigorous reading/hosting schedules I’ve ever had. Some highlights:
- During my feature at Austin’s, one of the audience members sketched this while I read:
- I taught a workshop on writing and selling poetry. I think I rambled a little too much here and there but overall, I felt like I provided practical advice. Things like
- Don’t give a publisher a reason to reject you based on your cover letter (saying this is your first submission or listing everything you are published in)
- Self publishing is looked down upon in traditional poetry circles, but others choose to self publish to get their work out their to their target audience – it all depends what your personal mission is regarding your poetry
- Work for literary magazines to get a feel for your voice and to create networking opportunities
- I read four new poems in Art Evolution, inspired by four paintings of my choice. It felt good to read non The Bones of Us poems.
- My last reading for awhile will be over on Lit Demon‘s website on June 19, 9pm ET. It will be a text and image show. More details can be found here.
The Bones of Us got reviewed over at FreezeRay Poetry, which you can check out here.
I read my poem in the first volume of BOAAT Press for them. Watch it below.