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Poetry Book Image Tease

As I put the finishing touches on the poetry manuscript for The Last New Year I thought I'd tease a few of the images. This image was taken by my father in the late 1960's in Coney Island, New York City.

I feel as though the lonesome image of long forgotten amusements fit the book's theme. Urban decay. Technicolor memories. 

Subscribe to my site, Well Lighted Etcetera or follow me on Google+ for updates on the book's creation, release and subsequent adventures.
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Great interview with Sjon, literary author from #Iceland and former lyricist for Bjork and Lars Von Trier. Reading one of his books right now and it's fantastic.
In Iceland, they eat puffin. The best-tasting puffin is soaked overnight in milk. 'Then give the milk to the cat', says Sjón. This is one of the more practical things I learnt when I met the Icelandic writer earlier this year. Sjón has written seven novels and the three that have been translated ...
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Poetry Magazine Seeking Submissions

Word on the street is that Poetry Quarterly is a little low on submissions. As unlikely as that seems, here's your chance to change that up.
Poetry Quarterly is published 4 times a year. Our spring edition is usually lighter. Our editor is Glenn Lyvers. Our website serves as a companion to our print journal. Inclusion in Poetry Quarterly is very competitive. We can only accept a small percentage of the poems submitted.
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Creating The Poetry Chapbook One Letter At A Time

Hands on was the only way to go with The Last New Year my debut poetry chapbook. Here is my first blog about the process of learning letterpress at Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center.
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Self-Publishing The Hard Way

Books used to be assembled like this, one painstaking letter at a time.
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It is, right? Feels good in your hands. Moving typeface makes every word more meaningful.
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I'm all over this horror podcast lately. I'm planning my dog walks so I can listen to it right when they release new episodes. Great job +Alex Reagan and crew over at The Blacktapes Podcast. Looking forward to the next!
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New Poetry

A new poem, Postcard Falls, released on my blog, Well-Lighted Etcetera. Subscribe now for weekly new music review, fresh poetry and updates on release of my upcoming chapbook, The Last New Year.
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Anyone willing to share their favorite poetry chapbook review sites?

I planning on self-publishing one The Last New Year  later on this summer and I'd love to know who out there goes above and beyond with a fair write up of the whole book.
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Creating The Poetry Chapbook One Letter At A Time

Hands on was the only way to go with The Last New Year my debut poetry chapbook. Here is my first blog about the process of learning letterpress at Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center.
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Get a look at #selfpublishing  the hard way, one letter at a time.
 
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Maybe not what I am reading, but it's the horror story I'm following. Excellent work, great production, cool premise.
 
I'm all over this horror podcast lately. I'm planning my dog walks so I can listen to it right when they release new episodes. Great job +Alex Reagan and crew over at The Blacktapes Podcast. Looking forward to the next!
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The Much Sought After Contained Thriller

Any #screenwriting people out there seen a posting, seeking a "contained thriller"? If you haven't you're not looking.

Went to Great American Pitch Fest three weeks ago and caught the fever. Here's a terrific article on how the emerging hot genre works on the 
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Erick Mertz is a writer/poet from Portland, Oregon. 
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Built my first chicken coop, have a small and complicated brood, but no eggs yet. Don't know which part I'm bragging about.
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  • University of Oregon
    English/Comparative Literature, 1995 - 1998
    Course of literary study focused on 20th Century American & British novelists.
  • Oregon City High School
    General, 1991 - 1994
    Newspaper editor.
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