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Looking ahead to 2016 projects already definite; just waiting for contracts… 

My big book of New & Selected Poetry, book 11, “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities” RED DRESS Code” is definite, and scheduled for publication September 2016, fro Persea Books. Video poam of the same name.


This book: “Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities RED DRESS CODE“, new and selected poetry, poametry too, according to the Institute of 4orkological Studies, and a sister Limited Fork Theory site  and also  a really big book for me, first major publication since 2006 and Tokyo Butter also from Persea; my new books not yet on the Persea calendar of forthcoming publications, but this is indeed definite.

        possible cover –not yet decided! –could be Jacob Lawrence: Tombstones:    


Also coming in 2016 is my collection of prose poams, “LFMK: Looking For My Killer” possible from Wayne State University Press –really unsure at this time… But this is also happening. book 12, no idea what a cover might look like –exists only as a manuscript.

Also a vido poam of the same name:

But even more exciting, a more personal collection is an untitled group of poems, a chapbook is what I have in mind… A series of inspired poems, all responses to poems by a poet friend of mine… I have at least two that so far I haven’t written yet! –I’ve collected all the data I need to write them, I just have to do it, and I can’t remember being this energized about my writing in a very long time….  

               I definitely have a MUSE for this untitled project!

I will definitely say more about this when there is more to tell.

Also coming up in an exhibition of one of my video poams: The Glory Prelude (link is to a print poem version in The Offing) a video poam, music by Ansted Moss

, my son, composed and performed on my toy piano, (got it when I was about five) 

  Toy Piano-2Toy Piano-1featuring images of my mother and of me…

Florida and Thylias in Florda's dining room with view of kitchen

Florida and Thylias in Florda’s dining room with view of kitchen

that will be exhibited at The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, MO, part of the “You Here Now” exhibit