Cover for the new Good Deed Rain book:
"ELBOWS & KNEES." It's a big book full of
adventurous essays and a couple plays too.
"A collection of writing about some of my
favorite subjects, from B-movies to Brautigan.
My interest in writing essays began against all
odds in college, with an essay on Chaucer and
Willie Mays. These essays will take the reader
into unexpected worlds of poetry, poverty row
pictures, revolutionaries, reincarnation, beauty
and beasts. A carnival ride for all readers."
Publication date is the day after Thanksgiving.
The artist is the very talented Madison Dowling.
On this auspicious Election Day in USA
I mailed off a copy of FABLE to my very
talented musician/poet friend Dan Hanrahan.
He has a new incredible CD, RADICAL SONGS FOR ROUGH TIMES that is a Must-Hear!
Also went back to grade school to reread
a book from those days, The Rabbi and the 29 Witches. "The full moon was very
beautiful and nobody had any nightmares."
Every winter I dive back into the haiku
masters. As I'm working on a new novel
set in Bellingham with a Japan influence,
I've been reading this great book by Lanoue, Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa.
Of all the books on Issa, this is my
favorite and the translations are excellent.
Constant readers will know of my love for Scholastic Books
and thanks to Aaron who brought this one by, How To Care for Your Monster...Not only timely because of Halloween,
but also because I've been preparing another Good Deed Rain
book. This one is a 3 part collection of unpublished novels
I wrote in 1990, 1991 and 1997. More on this project soon.