A poet-robot … a chain-smoking seductress … a dying connoisseur. All of these characters and more make appearances in my new collection of poems and drawings, Plumstuff, out today.
Plumstuff is a reinvention of my out-of-print debut Plum Stuff. It contains 20 revised poems from that collection plus 40 new ones — and all-new drawings.
Poems and drawings from Plumstuff have appeared in The Walrus, Rattle, The Saturday Evening Post, The Wall Street Journal, Transition, The Feathertale Review, The New Quarterly, Quarterly West, The Antigonish Review and other outlets.
Here’s what the critics are saying…
“This is a book for those who truly love words.” – Cloud Lake Literary
“Bursting full in its depths.” – Cinnabar Moth
“Sit with these poems … give them a 2nd or third go-round. Let them marinate the brain a bit so you can fully savor the flavor.” – The Poetry Conversation
“A wonderful collection of poetry and drawings.” – Grist
There are many ways to get your hands on Plumstuff…
In Canada, order autographed copies from The Penny University (my favorite indie bookstore/coffeeshop).
Just letting you know about my first NFT collection, The Connoisseur. It’s an assortment of entirely text-based NFTs – mostly poems (including the above poem), along with a handful of very short stories.
Stranded astronauts … unfrozen authors … beautiful music… There’s something for every taste – and budget.
As a Kinsman, I help raise funds for special equipment and travel assistance for life-saving procedures for children and adults in dire need. Like my little friend Miss Blake, above, who taught this clumsy bear how to dance.
Miss Blake is a paraplegic and wheelchair user with complex medical needs. She loves to dance and race her wheelchair.
For her 4th birthday, Miss Blake is asking everyone to donate to her campaign for Telemiracle, the foundation that’s helped her so much over the years.