The needy artist: Equipment and wares

gig equipment
Photo of gig equipment/Indie Art South

I have memories of doing book tours, and some of those memories aren’t the stuff sweet dreams are made of.  Even though I had a traditional publisher, if I was speaking at a small event, it was up to me to transport books, bio materials, and any other handouts related to my work.

I quickly learned the importance of transport, a matter I’d never thought about as a budding writer. Continue reading “The needy artist: Equipment and wares”

Book tour memory: Poetry surgeons for love

Valentine 1890 Library of Congress
To my Valentine. [1890] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010645777/. (Accessed February 13, 2017.)
My friend and fellow poet, Dorothy Fletcher, and I are sitting in a Florida coffee shop and sharing a piece of pumpkin bread. Actually, we are here on serious business. Today, we are surgeons for poetry. Continue reading “Book tour memory: Poetry surgeons for love”