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…
“A work that shows the diversity and depth to Rolli’s talents. ****” – 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
“Bursting full in its depths.” – Cinnabar Moth
“A wonderful collection of poetry and drawings.” – Grist
“A writer who has developed his craft well, and we the reader get to savor the delights.” – Cinnabar Moth
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 that my children’s bedtime story, “The Bear Under the Bed,” is now available in the latest issue of Short Circuit — and in short story dispensers the world over. I hope you like it. Read it here.
If you enjoyed this post, please consider buying me a coffee. More coffee = more stories, poems, cartoons and songs for you to enjoy.
A while ago, I talked to Bing Crosby – grandson and namesake of the great entertainer – about the abundant skeletons in the Crosby family closet. It’s a dark story – with a hopeful ending. Read it here.