When Is a Book a Book?

I've been seeing some strange things in the worlds of writing and publishing recently. I've been seeing more and more people talk about the books they have written -- yet many of these people haven't published a damn thing! Excuse me, but they are aspiring writers and authors, NOT authors! I have had the good …

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Poetry Readings and Book Sales

Most writers have to give readings of their work. Usually this is done to introduce oneself to a new and larger audience, and perhaps more importantly, to generate book sales. As the author of 15 poetry collections, I've given TONS of readings all over America. And much of the time it's been fun. But it …

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