Kirkus Reviews and NY Review of Books!

It has been a while since I posted and a great deal has happened. At least I see it that way.

My book has been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews. For those of you who know about Kirkus, you know that the review process is independent and you are as likely to get a bad review as a good one. So, there were some sleepless nights, serious worry, and self doubt. Though, I've got to say, the love of my family and the confidence of my friends truly bolstered me.

An excerpt from the review: "A debut poetry collection harnesses the power of the vernacular."

You can read the full review here: Kirkus Reviews -- Goodbyes Are Hellos.

Yesterday, I also received my copy of the NY Review of Books and was super happy to see my book on page 39!

To Words

I suppose this should really be on the poetry page... but I'm offering only my voice tonight. This is my latest. Feel free to tell me what you think over on my Facebook page.

My Very Own Box of Books

This greeted me this Saturday! Going to start sending them out for review and seeing about giving some to area libraries and such.

If you run into me and you want a copy, let me know. God knows, I'll have one in the car.
Otherwise, the book is now available through all of the following sources: