Announcing a Forthcoming Miracle from Salmon Press: GALLERY OF POSTCARDS AND MAPS
|Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems 2000-2020|
So I have some news. It's kind of stellar and I just can't stop smiling. It's been almost a week and the effect hasn't worn off yet. I am beyond thrilled and mega excited to announce that my book,
GALLERY of POSTCARDS and MAPS: NEW and SELECTED, will be published by Salmon Press of Ireland (with US distribution). This makes this getting older thing not so hard to take.
Over the past 20 years I've published four books of poetry starting with THE CARTOGRAPHER'S TONGUE / POEMS of the WORLD which focused on my time in the Peace Corps in West Africa, my Fulbright in South Africa and the death of both my parents. This book won both the PEN USA Award and the Peace Corps Writers Award. Next was CURES INCLUDE TRAVEL and then THE ALCHEMIST's KITCHEN and CLOUD PHARMACY, all published by White Pine Press. You might notice they all seem to be on sale at the moment!
There are so many people to thank for helping make this book and its publication a reality (well, it's not going to be out for a little while) but let me start with the main inspirations: Ilya Kaminsky, Geraldine Mills, Sandy Yaonnone, and of course, the amazing Jessie Lendennie. Sometimes the stars really do align. Or as my dear friend, the poet Kelli Russell Agodon says, maybe it was the chipmunk that came out of nowhere to stare at me for a good long while on a summer morning.
Or to coin a phrase --- that you will know if you are over 60, "I get by with a little help from my friends..."