Some Poems Are More Serious Than Others/ABP Anthology

alien buddha press - got high anthology

I’m thankful that three of my poems were included in the recent “This One Time The Alien Buddha Got So High…” anthology released through Alien Buddha Press. It’s a compilation of work that doesn’t necessarily travel straight along the stoner path that one might assume based on the title alone. In fact, selections from each writer touch on the subject matter from any number of angles. 

As the publisher/editor, Red Focks, addresses in this excerpt from the anthology’s introduction:

“Drugs can be pretty glorious without outside help. They can spark art, and laughter, and ingenious ideas that forever change life as we know it; but they can also spark emptiness, and misery, and a level of self-loathing that will send the strongest of people into the filthiest of gutters in no time. This anthology features writers who will share their unfiltered takes on that devious tango we call ‘getting high’.”

“Some Poems Are More Serious Than Others” is one of the more personal poems I’ve had published to this point. It was written in late 2014, six months after my father passed away, and I didn’t even consider submitting it for another four years after that. I’m glad it finally found an appropriate home in the ABP anthology.

I had an opportunity to read it for the first time at the Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia last night. It is posted here on my YouTube channel. Thank you for listening, my friends.


Copies of the anthology are available here:

Event Horizon Magazine/YouTube Channel

I’m thankful to have three poems included in the latest issue of Event Horizon Magazine published by Lanning Russell. All three pieces are excerpts from my forthcoming book, Of Sand and Sugar (Cyberwit, 2019).

Copies of Event Horizon Magazine issue 7 are available here on Lulu:

event horizon issue 7 cover

I’m looking forward to attending the monthly poetry event at Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore in Sandy Springs, Georgia this evening. 

Videos of recent featured performances at events around the Atlanta area can be found on my YouTube channel via the link below. Thank you for subscribing and helping to spread the word. Cheers!

CultureCult Magazine/A Novel Idea Reading

My poems “Swimming in the Blood and Water of Mars” and “Conquistadors” appear in the latest print issue of CultureCult Magazine published out of Kolkata, India.

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I had a great time reading a selection of poems and talking about the theme of romance at A Novel Idea in Dunwoody, Georgia recently. My performance can be found here on YouTube…

CultureCult Magazine issue 10 poems

Alien Buddha Zine Interview

Thank you to Red Focks at Alien Buddha Press for conducting an interview with me in issue 3 of his zine. I had an opportunity to discuss several subjects, including what I do here with 17Numa and Songs of Selah. An excerpt from my forthcoming book, Of Sand and Sugar, also appears in the new issue. Copies are available here on Amazon…

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A Novel Idea/Crema Espresso Gourmet

I’m excited about the opportunity to read selections from my book, Happy Hour Hallelujah, this evening at Crema Espresso Gourmet in Dunwoody, Georgia as one of the featured authors for A Novel Idea.

A Novel Idea (February 5, 2019)

Copies of Happy Hour Hallelujah are available at the link provided below through CTU Publishing. If you enjoy my work, please pick up your copy today. Thank you!

Happy Hour Hallelujah front cover draft

Best of the North Georgia Mountains

I’m stoked that “Rhyme and Reason” appears in the new issue of Best of the North Georgia Mountains. The poem is an excerpt from my latest book, Abstract Visions of Light (Alien Buddha Press, 2018). If you enjoy my work, please consider ordering a copy here today…

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I was interviewed by Lora Dillard Bunch for an earlier edition of Best of the North Georgia Mountains some time back. The online version of that issue can be read here…

Rust Belt Review/A Novel Idea/Abstract Visions of Light

I’m thankful to have two poems included in the debut issue of Rust Belt Review launched recently by Jay Miner. Copies are available here:

Rust Belt Review cover

I had a great time recently reading a selection of work from Abstract Visions of Light in Roswell, Georgia at the monthly event, A Novel Idea. My performance from the night is up here on YouTube:


Abstract Visions of Light front

Copies of Abstract Visions of Light are available here on Amazon through Alien Buddha Press: