Yes, once again it has happened. I have just published another collection of poems – the book is called Picture Making. Here is the story of how these poems came to be – I give you an excerpt from the introduction:
One day in August, 2015, I had the idea of snapping a trio of off-the-cuff photos and seeing if the group gave me any ideas to write about. I can’t say why I had this thought – it was just one of those things floating by in the air, maybe, and my mind reached out and grabbed it.
Anyway, it seemed like fun and so I pulled out my camera and took three pictures. Not quite at random, but almost – the first three things that had enough presence to get me to notice them, well – those were the photos that I took.
I went home, looked them over, and wrote. I didn’t study the images, puzzle out a theme, consider their merits. I just started writing. I arranged the photos in an order, wrote about one image, went to the next, connected it in writing to the first, and so on to the third. I looked the resulting poem over quickly, made a couple of changes, and set it aside. I figured I’d come back later and do something with it in the vague future.
But the photo poem idea had gotten a good hold on me. So, I tried it again. And again. I realized I wanted to keep going, so I decided to see if I could keep it up for a year. The result is this collection of poetry, written over that year, August 2015 to August 2016.
As with all my other books, it’s available on Amazon, or you can get a copy from me (depending on postage I might be able to save you some money). And if you are interested in knowing more about what I have in print, take a look here for a round-up of all of them except for the one before this one, and it’s covered here.
And thank you, as always, for reading my work, whether in print or on the blog.