Friday, February 11, 2011

A Giveaway!!!

Hello all! I'm going to do a giveaway! I have a copy of Heavy Hands Press's Volume III and a $10 Borders Gift Card to give away! Here's the deal: follow my page and leave a comment on this post telling me what book you'd buy with the gift card. If you don't have a Borders near you I can get an Amazon for you, just let me know your prefernce if you win. Winners will be chosen randomly based on people who both follow and comment. You don't need a special account to follow, either!

I urge you all to check out this 'zine whether or not you win. It's available as a free PDF download too. Thanks for your time! I'll close this contest at the end of February and announce the winner March 1st!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Two new publications and an announcement...

My poem "Coffee and Tea" is up here, at The Orange Room Review. One of my favorite slam poets, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, was published in the December 2010 issue, and I'm beyond honored to appear in the February 2011 issue. Working with the editors to polish this piece was one of the most exciting experiences I've had so far in the world of writing.

The other poem, "No Country," is available here at Heavy Hands Ink. This is one of the ones that's really been of part of my life. Writing this poem led me to a realization that I am a writer, and a good writer, and I have the potential to be a great writer.

I'm excited to share these with you, especially since I've just gotten home from the AWP writer's conference. I'll be posting more about that later on. I have officially decided to create a pseudo-chapbook of my published fiction and poetry. I'll be working on it over the next few weeks and will have more information about that soon, too. Thank you all!