Saturday, February 24, 2018

Beasley Barrenton's Lantern Lit Gave My First Poetry Chapbook PODUNK LORE a Home

My poetry chapbook Podunk Lore was given a wonderful home in Beasely Barrenton's series Lantern Lit, Vol. 4. I've spent the day looking over the print copies Beasely sent me by mail. It's a beautiful art object made with love. Labor such as this is a rare thing these days. Speaking of that, the cover art is by my good friend Ryan W. Bradley, and it is, as usual for Ryan, perfect.
I want to thank Beasely here (and I'll continue to thank him every chance I get) for giving my poetry a wonderful home. So few people really, truly understand how much work and love and persistence go into art projects like this. Thank you, Beasely. Thank you, Ryan. Thank you, anyone who had a hand in this who I don't know. I'm sincerely grateful to you all. Please buy a copy here and see what it's all about.


  1. I enjoyed reviewing your work. Congratulations for finding it a good home.

    1. Thank you so so much, Donna, for such a good review. You really brought some ideas to the foreground I'd not thought of as to how the three of us combined create an overall narrative. That was great. You're a jewel.


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