Ladies and gentleman, the banana. This is one of the bananas Matt Somma painted when he was in a rut. This painting (and bits of the ensuing conversation) provided the spark for the poem "furniture," which is in the chapbook. The painting was a gift from the generous, benevolent, and well-dressed Matt Somma himself.
Good news, everyone! I've got a chapbook coming out in July from Finishing Line Press. Epoch drops on July 13th, and is available for pre-order from about a week ago through May 18th. Pre-orders help a lot, so I very much appreciate them. If you want to know what you're getting in to, some of these poems appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of After the Pause , so please give those a read if you're thinking about the book. The cover features art from Brenna Killeen , and was designed by Elizabeth Maines. I think it turned out pretty well: In support of the book, I'm giving an interview/craft talk on the April episode of The Inner Loop Radio , so be on the lookout for that as well.