Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Checking In 1 | A Forthcoming Poetry Book & DADAKUKU 1

Good news, sports fans! I am pleased to share here that I have a forthcoming poetry book. I'm currently playing around with cover art & design ideas. The manuscript is all new poems, with a few slightly older poems from circa 2017 having gone through the ringer of editing & revising & brain storming. Please keep an eye on this space for further publications of excerpts from RESUSCITATIONS. I am currently aiming to have RESUSCITATIONS released this April 2024.



As the good news train rolls steadily along...we are also celebrating this week the occasion of the first DADAKUKU print anthology!

I am grateful to have a few lines in this brilliant book. Shoutout to petro, who edited DADAKUKU 1 & also keeps a web-based archive, here. As the (back) cover declares: "Life is short & weird, poetry should be too!" Cyran whole-hardheartedly endorses this message. The good news is, copies of DADAKUKU 1 can be purchased for 12$ via Amazon*. Click here to do so.


*With the current affairs & layout of the publishing "game" — it is pretty much "get in where you fit in" season. I don't have an answer to the corporatization of the publishing world. I don't have any idea that is going to "revolutionize" the publishing industry, where independent poets are essentially "given" a "choice" between two corporate vampires, or avenues, to get their books "out there" and to the people. I think it is important to keep this in mind, and I suppose, strive to remember the human beings behind the making of the books, rather than the mega-conglomerate printing the books.

Another aside, dear reader, Happy New Year. This is the third year of this blog, and I'm planning some more publications here with essays & more book reviews later in the year. As well, I am striving to make 2024 the Year of the Redwood. So buckle up, or sit back and relax. Whatever & wherever your groove is, please keep it going. If you made it this far in your reading, wherever & however you are...You are a shining star, no matter who you are. More soon.



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