Where I’ll Be Reading Soon

I have a few live reading events scheduled for the rest of the summer and early fall.  If you’re in the neighborhood, I’d love to see you.  And if you would like to schedule a house reading concert at your home, church, or school, let me know.  I’d enjoy seeing you and sharing some poems from my recent collection.

Cover Illustration

Saturday, August 8.   5pm.  West Dundee, Illinois.  House Reading Concert and Gallery Exhibit with Stephen Coates.  Home of Jean Fulton and Stephen Coates.

Tuesday, August 25.  4pm.  San Angelo, Texas.  Village East Retirement Community.  Reading from Local Bird and Ukulele Sing-a-long.

Saturday, August 29.  4pm.  Houston, Texas.  Blue Willow Book Shop.  2016 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading.  My poem “Dog” is in the 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar, and I’ll be reading other poems from Local Bird as well.

Saturday, October 3.  10am.  Georgetown, Texas.  Georgetown Public Library.  Georgetown Poetry Festival.  2016 Texas Poetry Calendar Reading.  My poem “Dog” is in the 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar, and I’ll be reading other poems from Local Bird as well.

INKBRICK #3 with “My Song” Comic/Poem

I’m pretty stoked that my contributor copies of INKBRICK #3 arrived in the mail today.

Here’s the front.

Front cover

And the back.

Back cover

The back cover also includes the contributors’ names.

Close up cover

This issue of INKBRICK has a special protective cover.

Two covers

And it unfolds into a double-sided poster.

Cover 1

The interior contains another comics poem.  Pretty cool, eh?

Cover 2Here below is the first couple of pages of the comics poem “My Song” by daughter Myra and me.
My Song Internal

And here is my collaborator, the mighty Myra Musgrove, with her own contributor’s copy.

Myra with InkBrickFor more on INKBRICK, a micro-press for comics poetry, run right over to www.inkbrick.com.

The Robertson Unit Poems

I’ve just received my third letter from inmate _______________ at the Robertson Unit in Abilene.  Since it looks like we are now in continual communication via our letters, I’ve decided to collect the poems I’ve written about this correspondence  (which beginning today also includes two of his poems) under the tag “The Robertson Unit Poems.”  If you want to read all of the poems, click here and scroll down..

Here is the third poem in the series: “Also Here Is Some Examples.”

Also Here Is Some Examples