Jan 31, 2008

Update: Babies, Grad School, etc.

Since this is my personal blog, I think I'll get personal for a post or two...

Things have been busy for me recently with the holidays, school and of course my ever growing family. My wife gave birth to our second child, a boy, about two weeks ago. All is well. We had him in the first week of school so my brain is now completely shot. I have been behind on a lot of writing stuff, especially my editing duties at The Shantytown Anomaly and Spec House of Poetry. If you are waiting on something from me, please be patient, I honestly have not stepped foot in my home office for three weeks now.

In other, yet related news, a few of you expressed interest on my pursuit of a graduate school writing program. I have decided on an MFA program and I will be attending McNeese State University's Program in Poetry, starting this fall. I will be able to teach and write and I can't wait to get down there.

More later. (possibly)

Jan 12, 2008

James Award Nomination

My article "Rhyme In Haiku", from the May 2007 issue of Scifaikuest, has been nominated for a James Award. The James Awards are named after Pro Mart Publishing's (now Sam's Dot Publishing) James Baker. The James Awards honor the best poem, fiction, article, and art published by Sam's Dot in the previous calendar year. I am very grateful for the nomination, and will report back here when I find out about the results.