So I’ve got some news.
First off, on the events front, I’ll be in Pittsburgh on February 8th, reading at Modern Formations. Here’s the line up:
A Confluence of Poets – Modern Formations
Saturday, February 8th, 8 pm
Presented by Lilliput Review
Buffalo – Sara Ries Erie – Chuck Joy
Cleveland – Diane Borsenik & John Burroughs
New York City – Ally Malinenko & John Grochalski
San Francisco – Maggie Glover
Pittsburgh – Heather McNaugher, Kristofer Collins
& Don Wentworth
Admission: $5 or a Covered Dish
Modern Formations 4919 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
And the night before that, I’m going to be on Prosody – a poetry radio show – which is craziness! I’ll be reading some poems and talking to Renee Alberts about poetry. I haven’t picked out the poems I’m going to read yet (Note to self: pick out some poems, Ally) but I’m hoping to do a couple from my new series, How To Be An American.
Granted, the FCC requires I tone a few of those down so that there is less f-bomb dropping and all. Ahem.
And lastly, speaking of F-Bombs……My novella THIS IS SARAH is being published this spring by BookFish Books.There’s still a ton of work to do but I’m super excited for this opportunity.
When Colin Leventhal leaned out his bedroom window on the night of May 12th and said goodbye to his girlfriend, he never expected it would be forever. But when Sarah Evans goes missing that night, Colin’s world unravels as he is transformed from the boyfriend next door to the main police suspect. Then one year later, at her memorial service, Colin makes a phone call that could change everything. Is it possible that Sarah is still alive? And if so, what is Colin willing to do to bring her back?THIS IS SARAH is a meditation on loss, a tale of first love, and a harrowing journey about what it is to say finally let go and say goodbye.