Saturday, December 31, 2011

Here is the cover of the forthcoming "expanded edition" of my first book, originally published way back in 1978 by L'Epervier Press. This time around, Tagus Press at UMass, Dartmouth is the publisher/distributed by University Press of New England. & will carry it, along with any book store with excellent taste. ;) It appears in April, but it can be pre-ordered online right now.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In spite of all the world's current ills, I believe in three things: love, poetry, and a little white Bichon Frise, who incorporates both of the other things every day.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tagus Press at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth will be releasing the expanded edition of my long out-of-print first book in April of 2012. It will be distributed through University Press of New England, which has just published their new spring catalog.

New Pereira book due in April, 2012

Thursday, September 01, 2011

New poems up on the Connotation Press website for September, 2011. Delighted to be a part of this very special literary venture, now celebrating its third anniversary online!

     Hoppenthaler's Congeries

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Things are beginning to look good regarding publication of the expanded edition of The Marriage of the Portuguese by Tagus Press at the Center for Portuguese Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. It appears to be on track for a  Spring, 2012 release, with distribution by the University Press of New England.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I will be reading, along with poet Louise Kantro, as part of the Second Tuesday Poetry Series at The Barkin' Dog in Modesto, CA on July 12. The reading begins at 6:00 P.M. and I hope to see a great many of you there. The Barkin’ Dog is located at 940 11th Street.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Gave a workshop yesterday at the Central California Writers' Conference just outside of Yosemite National Park, near Oakhurst, California. Fabulous time, nestled there in the place Ansel Adams made so memorable all those years ago. 

The workshop was on narrative poetry, with examples of such from the likes of contemporary poets Billy Collins, Raymond Carver, David St. John, Larry Levis, and Mark Strand. I also managed to sneak in a couple of my own along the way.

Thanks to all who attended, with special thanks to the members of the Central Valley Writers group for asking me to their perfectly organized event in the midst of what's left of God's green earth.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

There is a certain lightheadedness that comes with being a card carrying member of the extreme right. This is--in no way--a reflection of the euphoria they currently claim to be experiencing, but is, instead, brought on by an absolute lack of human intelligence discernible above their necks.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Looking forward to teaching a workshop at the end of April at this lovely venue near Yosemite. Hope to see lots of folks there!

Central Valley Writers Conference