Right now, each semester will cost me just over $9,000, after my $1,000/semester scholarship is subtracted. Each year, two 10-day residencies occur on campus in LA, which will cost me about $2,500 in terms of plane tickets, lodging, transportation, and food (and that's a low estimate).
2021 in Poems
Continuing the tradition of last year's summary in poems, I present to you the 2021 edition. This year was actually even more difficult for me, emotionally, than 2020, but equally productive in terms of writing, apparently.
Holiday Book Sale!
All my books are on sale at redsweaterpress.com/store through Monday night, 11:59 p.m. AKST, November 30!
Banned/Alaska Book Week DISCOUNTS!
If you haven't already seen/read/purchased my books, now is the time! Starting today, you can get a discount on any or all of my seven titles.
Rare Book Liquidation Sale!
Sadly, I never had the opportunity to meet Misko (a prolific Anchorage author and co-founder of the Alaska Writers Guild, for which I am currently an officer), but I feel like I have been provided with unique insight into his life as an Alaskan author and bibliophile through his diverse collection.
A Poem a Day Keeps the Doldrums at Bay!
Starting August 1st, I'll be starting my 30-day journey with Tupelo Press as part of the ongoing fundraiser to keep them in the business of publishing great poetry.
Publishing platforms interview #1, featuring Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum
A lot has changed in four months, and yet, I still stand by most of my answers in this interview (the only thing I would change is that, obviously, I did publish some more books of poetry this year, and I am planning to self-publish The Blame Game).
Thanks again to Dave for sharing my thoughts with the world 🙂
This past year, I’ve made the decision to self-publish The Dark Queen of Darkness. I met with a local graphic artist/cover designer to start that process going and he offered up a tremendous amount of really good advice. This is my first time to this rodeo, so there’s a hell of a lot I don’t know, which isn’t really a surprise to me, but it leaves me with huge, icy snowdrifts of work. One of the things he pointed out was that I needed to start thinking about a publishing platform. It seems to me that everyone uses Amazon Create Space, which is what I was sort of expecting to do. However, he presented a really good argument about using a different platform so I’ve got additional avenues for advertising and marketing.
With all this in mind, I’m going to try to do a series of ‘interview-style’ blog posts…
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A Brief but Necessary Update
Warning: This post may be insufficient for some readers. I've been back from Rwanda for a week now and "real life" is starting to feel normal again. However, I'm still, tragically, at a loss for words when it comes to letting my friends and readers know "how it went." I guess we who go on… Continue reading A Brief but Necessary Update