Monday, September 23, 2013

Brief Notes on the Occasion of the Release of All the Rage

I started submitting my poems and stories to small press journals beginning in the summer and autumn of 2010, after a long break from submitting. Not long into this new wave of work and publishing, I came across a call for submissions to a small new journal called Electric Windmill.  Brian Le Lay, the editor in chief, accepted two of my poems—I was especially pleased that they accepted a poem I called “Lithium Tremor Blues” to appear in the magazine, so I kept submitting to them and my work appeared in a number of subsequent issues.  Around this time Brian e-mailed me and told me that he and Jess Dykstra (the other brain behind Electric Windmill Press) wanted to start a chapbook series.  Why not start with one by me?  I set to work on collecting the poems, most of which were written from summer 2011 to winter 2012.  I chose to focus mostly on poems that cast light on my struggles throughout my twenties.  Luckily for me, they loved what I sent them and the process of publishing this little book began.  I am forever indebted to Brian and Jess for their hard work on it.  From the cover design to blurbs on the back, it’s a beauty.  I hope readers enjoy it and I look forward to shouting from the mountain tops about it as long as there are copies to print.  

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