A decade of Java Monkey Speaks

Tomorrow night I'll join Kodac Harrison to celebrate 10 years of the Java Monkey Speaks open mic and reading series in Decatur. It's amazing that Java Monkey is still going strong after all these years and that Kodac has the stamina to host the event every Sunday night. After being away from poetry for a few years, I started reading and performing again there in 2003 and it became my home away from home. Creative Loafing interviewed us about the anniversary and the forthcoming Java Monkey Speaks Anthology Vol. 4, which will be out in September. You can read the interview at this link.

The corrections, acknowledgements and other material for the reissue of Slow To Burn have been submitted to Seven Kitchens Press. We're still on track for a July release. More details soon.

I'll be reading from Slow To Burn and trotting out some new poetry at the Decatur Book Festival over Labor Day weekend on the poetry stage at Java Monkey. I went to the festival launch event Thursday night at Eddie's Attic. The Decemberists' Colin Meloy and his wife, illustrator Carson Ellis, will be the keynote speakers. They have a new children's book coming out. The DBF website is slowly rolling out this year's authors.


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