Second Collection: Title Announcement, Betas Wanted

As most readers of this blog surely know by now, back in 2014 I published a collection of my poetry, both in paperback and on Kindle. Some of you may also be aware that I’m currently working on a second collection. I have one item of news about this project, and there is one part of it with which I would like the help of some of my readers. Continue reading

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poetry_ebook_utils: Scripts to Publish Poetry in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle

A couple of years ago, I self-published my first collection of my poetry in print and on Kindle. In a comment on a project status update about a year and half before its publication, the author of one of the \LaTeX packages I use suggested I post the “integration code” I had developed in the course of the project. I recently, finally, did just that. Continue reading

A Year in Verse, Book and Blog, Available

A Year in Verse coverAs my regular readers are by now painfully aware, for the last few years I’ve been working on a collection of my poetry. This month, after numerous delays, that work is finished: my collection, titled A Year in Verse, is available in print and electronic formats. Continue reading

Year-End Summary, Poetry Book Update, and Post-Hiatus Plans

Today is the last day of the year on the Christian liturgical calendar; tomorrow is the First Sunday of Advent. So, as in past years, I have marked the end of the old year by looking back over it, summarizing where this blog—and my life in the subjects it covers—has been in the past year. This week has also marked the end of my hiatus, so my year-end retrospective posts this week have also served as “monthly” status reports and described my plans for blogging going forward.

On Monday and Wednesday of this week I wrote about two of the four main departments of this blog, looking back and forward regarding the Shine Cycle and Strategic Primer. Today, a look through the “essays” that appeared in this space on Saturdays (and occasionally on other days; and a few of the poems, which ran on Fridays) in the past year—since last year’s retrospective—and what you’re likely to see here from now on. Continue reading

Poetry Book update

In the months since my last report on my “Poetry Book” project, I’ve made substantial progress, but much remains to do, I have a few questions for my readers, and I’ll want test-readers soon. Continue reading

“A Year in Verse” Blog

As many of you know, for some time now I’ve been working on putting together a collection of my poetry. What I haven’t mentioned until now is that when I release the collection, I plan to promote it with a complementary blog. (Link to follow when the time comes.) And, as with the collection itself, I’d like your suggestions for the book’s blog. Continue reading