Coming in September 2016, is my new book of new and selected poetry:
“Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities RED DRESS Code” from Persea –I couldn’t be happier about that!! Definitely time for book 11
In this book will be a print poam, “The Glory Prelude” just published online in The Offing –very happy about that also, of course!
and the print poam (Product of Act[s] of Making –a limited fork expression) has a companion video poam, that will be in an exhibit,
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“” is many things, but primarily a connection to my mother; yes, she’s in it, of course, a link to direct ancestry. She would want me to credit God, to credit Jesus for everything, and as much as I love her, I just can’t do that.
A couple of photos of my mother:
and since they should not be separated, a photo of my parents together, for my wedding for a marriage that lasted from 06 July 1973 until 18 September 2013:
My first book was published in 1983, “Hosiery seams on a Bowlegged Woman” (a finalist for Best of the Great Lakes Prize
a list of my book publications:
Slave Moth, a novel in verse, Persea Books, 2004.
Tale of a Sky-blue Dress, a memoir, Bard Division of Avon Books, August 1998.
Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler, a volume of poetry, Persea Books, March 1998, a finalist for the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award and a best book of 1998 by The Village Voice.
I Want to Be, Dial Books for Young Readers, September, 1993, a Literary Guild Selection, recipient of a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews; recommended by Reading Teacher, an American Bookseller’s Pick of the List for 1993, named a best children’s book of 1993 by USA Today and The Detroit Free Pres.
Small Congregations, a volume of new and selected poems, Ecco Press, June 1993.
Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky, Persea Books, June 1991, winner of the National Poetry Series 1990 Open Competition, and winner of the 1992 Ohioana Book Award.
At Redbones, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, June 1990.
Pyramid of Bone, University of Virginia Press, March 1989, nominated in 1990 for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.
Hosiery Seams on a Bowlegged Woman, Cleveland State University Poetry Center,
1983; finalist for the Best of the Great Lakes first book prize.
Covers of these books: