As the year draws to a close I’m looking forward to taking some time off work and dedicate a chunk of time to writing and tightening up a few projects. Assuming things continue to go as planned I will, fingers crossed, have another book of prose poems published in early 2022 (more on that later).

In the meantime, I have a few announcements. There is a new anthology coming out titled A Walk in a City of Shadows: Tales of Urban Legendry edited by Sarah Walker, Phil Breach, and Gordon B. White. Dan Sauer has done it again with some absolutely stunning cover artwork!

I will have two prose poems in this anthology, ‘Down Walhalla Road’ and ‘Bloody, Meaty Ends’ both poems about legends centered around Ohio urban folklore. Being born and raised in Ohio it was fun researching and exploring some of the stories even further.

Look for more information when the Kickstarter launches next year!

My prose poem Orgulous Wrath is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of House of Stitched Magazine.

Also, coming next year will be the HWA anthology Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology from Mariner Books edited by Rena Mason and Vince Liaguno! I’m thrilled to have my story Black Screams, Yellow Stars appear in this powerful compendium showcasing the bitter truths and dark fears of otherness.

Mine is a short, but intense story, and it remains to this day of the hardest stories I’ve ever written.

Also coming in 2022 is another extremely powerful anthology, Chiral Mad 5 edited by the incredible Michael Bailey. I’ve been looking forward to this book for a year now and can’t wait! From Linda Addison to Sheree Renee Thomas to Jonathan Lees and Gary Braunbeck and so so much more…

I will have two prose poems in this anthology:

-Black Robes, Red Masks, and White Oblivions

Asphyxia

There will also be appearances in Spectral Realms, Lovecraftiana Magazine, Weirdbook Magazine, another project with Crystal Lake Publishing coming up next year and more!

I had the opportunity to sit down with Bram Stoker Award nominated author and editor of the HWA Poetry blog, David E. Cowen the other day and speak a little about the mechanics of prose poetry, the reason or unreason of the Cyber Gods and where it all fits into the subgenre of Weird Poetry.

You can read the full interview here. It was quite a rewarding exercise being able to talk about the how and why of my prose style.

I’m beginning to post a little more frequently here and will have a longer update coming soon talking about an anthology I’m currently editing (the Kickstarter is live and you can learn more here), some poetry that is forthcoming in Strange Horizons as well as an amazing book from Hex Publishers that I’m thrilled to have a piece in.

Very happy to report that House of Stitched Magazine is available for purchase. The whopping 150+ page publication includes new fiction, non-fiction articles, and interviews from Brian Keene, Dacre Stoker, Jonathan Janz, James A. Moore, Rami Ungar, and others.

I’m thrilled to have some brand new poetry as well an interview in this publication. Being one of my first interviews, I was, and still am unnerved but mostly excited and humbled to be able to share these pages with friends and mutual colleagues. Lisa Vasquez has done an absolutely fantastic job at meticulously crafting this magazine, ensuring that every aspect of the artists’ vision if captured while producing a truly exquisite periodical.

Print Copy: here

Kindle: here

My two prose poems Unable to Run, Unable to Die and Dracula’s Machine will appear in print for the first time in this issue.