Read All About It!

Today’s edition of the Capital Journal has a wonderfully written article titled “Special of the day: Haiku, served piping hot” about the release of The Deep End of the Sky. Lance Nixon, the story’s author and the editor of Pierre’s newspaper, has written another excellent article about my book. You may remember the Dakota Life feature he wrote about my haiku writing last fall. Grateful thanks to Lance and the Capital Journal for the coverage!

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The Deep End of the Sky – book update

Turtle Light Press and I are steadily working toward publication of my contest-winning haiku collection The Deep End of the Sky. We finished editing last November, and I had blurbs in-hand by early February. An announcement of the competition results appeared on The Haiku Foundation forums, The Haiku Society of America website, and in the Haiku Poets of Northern California newsletter. I started this blog in January to help promote the book, and I am now on Facebook with a personal profile as well as a writer’s page in order to reach as many people as possible. Three newspaper articles appeared last fall, two in the Pierre Capital Journal and one in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Rick Black of Turtle Light Press is nearly finished with the layout and design of the book’s interior, and we have started considering images for the interior as well.

While we don’t yet have a publication date for The Deep End of the Sky, we are still on track for a spring release. It’s getting close!

Newspaper articles

There’s been some great publicity surrounding my new collection of haiku The Deep End of the Sky. Two articles have appeared in the Pierre Capital Journal and one in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Here are links to these articles:

http://www.capjournal.com/news/pierre-poet-wins-haiku-chapbook-competition/article_387836f6-59ab-11e4-bb98-3745b988c0c8.html

http://www.capjournal.com/news/at-the-end-of-the-sky-prairie/article_9fc8c28e-714e-11e4-bdf9-6bd7852a4f5f.html

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/12/09/pierre-poets-sd-based-haiku-wins-honor/20134943/

The writer of the longer Capital Journal article went so far as to interview three of my high school English teachers, taking the story all the way back to the days when I was only just beginning to take writing seriously. It would be years before I would come across haiku in college. That article is a good one for offering more of my back story as to how and why I started writing, and how that led to my introduction to haiku while attending college.