Sibling Rivalry Press in 11 months! That seems like forever and way-too-soon at the same time. I've been talking fonts and cover art with SRP publisher Bryan Borland. I'm also blown away by the fact that Render is only my second full-length collection in 10 years. My first, Better To Travel, will have its 10th anniversary next summer. I've toyed with bringing out an "anniversary" edition with additional poems and new versions of existing ones, but I think that would be more work than I can take on. Maybe for the 20th.
My London trip begins in two weeks. I can't wait to be back! Besides Polari at Southbank Centre, I'll be reading poetry with Agnes Meadows, Ivy Alvarez, Nick Field, Robert Peake and Karen Head on Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. at L'Osteria 57 on Gray's Inn Road in Holborn. Karen is flying up from Barcelona, which is such a treat! If you haven't been reading Karen's blog about her 11-week stay in Barcelona, check out her Poetic Acts in a Digital World blog.
When I return from London, I'll finish editing my eBook short story collection, Kiss Shot, and begin work on the third book in The Venus Trilogy. Ideas and scenes from the novel are bubbling in my brain on a daily basis, so I am ready to begin Martin and Irène's final adventure.
To close, a shout out to the poets who came into town for last week's readings from the A Face to Meet the Faces anthology reading: co-editor Stacey Lynn Brown, Dan Albergotti, L. Lamar Wilson, Adam Vines and Nagueyalti Warren. We had two amazing, well-attended readings and it was a treat to hang out and talk shop with these fab folks. The photo above is all of us after the reading hosted by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book on Tuesday.