It is with great pleasure (ok, I’m squealing!) that I announce my second (full-length) book of poetry, all the way to just about there, has been accepted for publication by FutureCycle Press. It is scheduled to publish next summer. The title is the story of my life, really (#unfinishedbusiness), and the poems range from seasonal poems that cycle a year in the mountains, wonderment over space exploration, grief over the tragic things humans do to one another, acute parenting moments, hope, healing, redemption, and the power of imagination. (Also, a lot of breath-holding, now that I think about it.)
As a bonus, if you read the book, I’ll let you in on “The Secret Life of Groceries.”
I’m thrilled to be working with such a discerning and respected press, whose catalog features such powerful poets as Paul Hostovsky, Amy Riddell, Tanya Runyan, J.P. Dancing Bear, and Colorado poets Robert Cooperman and Joseph Hutchison (Colorado’s current Poet Laureate). Woo hoo!
As always, I am grateful to all who have helped me by reading early drafts, attending my readings, and generally accepting me for who am: a poet mama with a lot on her plate and a dream in her heart. I consider this a group effort, y’all, so thank you!!!