My Weakly Inch | Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | Gang aft agley. That’s what happens to the best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men. Who am I to disappoint? While not one for new year resolutions, I did think it a good idea to begin 2019 writing here more often (1). “Post every day!” I might have told myself enthusiastically, ignoring all previous failed attempts to do the same. So then, five days into 2019, this first post. Happy new year? (more…)
My Weakly Inch | Tuesday, October 10, 2018
When I write poetry — this happens infrequently — I use pointlessly small blank books.
— Robert Hansen
I will be joining Marica Epstein on her podcast TalkWithME on Friday, April 27th, 2018. I love her tagline: “Without laughter, we explode, and that’s just not pretty.” Here is the bio I gave her, along with my self portrait (above) and a few images of publications put out as part of the Poems-For-All project (below).
Robert Hansen is the person behind Poems-For-All, a project that for the last 17 years has been designing and publishing miniature books of poetry that are scattered like seeds out into the world. To date, he has published over 1,500 different little books, no bigger than the size of a business card, featuring poets from all around the world, including Scotland, England, Pakistan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and The Philippines. The series features poems in English, French, German, Catalan, and Gaelic.
I had absolutely no business posting the above information onto my LinkedIn profile first when I haven’t posted here, to my very own website since some time in January. With everything I have to do, It is beyond me why tinkering with my profile there seemed necessary. Egad! Even that picture of me from New Year’s Eve was still sticking to the top of the blog feed. Here is the profile picture I almost posted on LI. Thank Godot, reason prevailed.
As we exit 2017, I just want to thank all the wonderful poets who have let me work with their poems this year at part of the Poems-For-All project. If your poem(s) were accepted but haven’t made it into print yet, they will. Here’s to 2018 as a year to scatter like seeds little books of poetry! — The Flounder of Poems-For-All
My original plan: go dark for the month of December. A full stop. Step away from the cutter, folder, and stapler. But it is already the 5th and I am still working on getting an impressive, if overwhelming, number of miniature books out to their authors.
But I do need to spend some time this month shifting gears and preparing Poems-For-All for the new year. And there’s that whole holiday thing and time with family stuff I’d like to give a try.
So… Poems-For-All is (mostly) closed for the rest of the year. I won’t turn submissions away, or anything like that, but you likely won’t hear from me until January, 2018. Same goes for inquiries about the status of your book.
The website is once again up and operational as the Poems-For-All Project transitions to a new space on the website. For some, there was no disruption. For those of you who were surprised to find an “account suspended” notice when you tried to visit the old site, you have my apologies. Please change your links accordingly, especially if you’ve been kind enough to include one for this site on your blog or website.
Please use only http://www.poems-for-all.com.
sacfreepress.com/pfa is no longer in use.
If you’re new here, please see what Poems-For-All is all about.