Ten more days until Be with Me Always

In just ten days Be with Me Always will be officially out in the world!  If you can’t wait, you can pre-order it here.

Meanwhile, Poets & Writers gives a tiny preview of it in their column “Page One:Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin” along with these other lovely titles:

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I’ll be posting more news soon, but if you’d like to look at my reading schedule to hear more from Be with Me Always in person, you can find it here.

Thanks — as always — for your interest!

On the ordinary and the extraordinary …

My essay “Assemblage” is in the Dangerous Creations issue (print only) of Creative Nonfiction.  It’s about hearts and minds and life and death and writing and twins.

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But if you want to read something that’s just a quick click away, Essay Daily has a lovely series of meditations called “What Happened on June 21, 2018,” which is exactly what it sounds like.  You can read all kinds of essayists’ “happenings” on the first day of summer — including mine.

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Thanks, as always, for reading!

Devotional published by Red Bird Chapbooks

I’m thrilled to announce that my lyric essay chapbook Devotional is out from Red Bird Chapbooks!

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This brilliantly decorated star fold book opens to expose a simple beauty and the experience of longing in a series of personal devotions, its brevity and contemplative prose evocative of a medieval Book of Hours.  Each section of Devotional calls an image to the page in a language that is rich and full — a hand, a pine, storm clouds, swallowtails – within the structure of eight short hours, the reader is gifted with an increased awareness of the nature of the everyday world and the self through this small, meditative text.

The star binding looks like this:

Devotional star binding!

And you can order it here.

Thanks, as always, for your interest!