Friday, June 26, 2020

Stop the World: Snapshots from a Pandemic

In late April, just over one month into New York's COVID-19 lockdown, I received an email invitation from cime writer Gary Phillips to contribute to a pandemic-themed anthology from Thalia Press. My new poem, "Locked In", was accepted, and the anthology will be published August 4.

On the whole, the book will include seven poems, eleven short stories, and twenty-two personal essays by George Arion, Meredith Blevins, Jacqui Brown, Robin Burcell, Tim Cahill, Taffy Cannon, Richard Cass, Sarah M. Chen, John Clark, Matt Coyle, Z.J. Czupor, J. Madison Davis, Eoghan Egan, Dan Fesperman, Kate Flora, Tami Haaland, Naomi Hirahara, Wendy Hornsby, Jody Jaffe, Paul Jeffcutt, Allen Morris Jones, Tatjana Kruse, Craig Lancaster, Adriana Licio, Lise McClendon, Mike Monson, Donna Moore, Sharan Newman, Jim Nisbet, Gary Phillips, John Rember, Travis Richardson, Merrilee Robson, Caitlin Rother, Wendy Salinger, John Shepphird, Keith Snyder, Gerald So, Marian Stanley, and Piet Tiegler.

The print paperback is available to bookstores through Ingram. If your local bookstores would be interested in selling it at $12.99, give me their contact info, and I'll have Thalia send a press release and electronic advance copy.

Individuals can pre-order online from Amazon ($7.99 Kindle | $12.99 Paperback), Barnes & Noble ($7.99 Nook | $12.99 Paperback), Apple, and Kobo.

All 2020 profits will be donated to charity at the end of the year.

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