Posts Tagged ‘Fomite Press’

Sound bite

February 7th, 2019

My publisher, Fomite Press, asked me to provide for their website a recording of an excerpt from my work that relates to a particular calendar date or event.  I thought I might as well also post it here.  My trilogy, In Dante’s Wake, is a retelling of the Divine Comedy as if it were happening to me.  It takes place in August 2005, the time of Hurricane Katrina.  The first two volumes, To Join the Lost (corresponding to Dante’s Inferno) and Among the Lost (corresponding to Dante’s Purgatorio) have been published by Fomite.  You can purchase them here.  In this excerpt from Volume 3, presently a work in progress, I am standing with Dante and some others on a beach in paradise at dawn, looking out across the ocean.  Dante is talking.

Yippee!

May 29th, 2014

fireworksI was going to title this post “Yahoo!” but that might have been misinterpreted.  So much of our language has been commercially appropriated.  Eat more kale, says I.  Anyhow… I am pleased and proud and tickled and relieved to announce that the second volume of my poetic trilogy, which revisits Dante’s Il Purgatorio in much the same way that To Join the Lost revisited L’Inferno, has been accepted for publication by Fomite Press, a publishing house after my own heart.  Visit their site and you’ll see what I mean.  The “relieved” is because I took some risks with this one, and they seem to have paid off.  Both of the editors who have read it so far have liked it enough to want to print it.  Projected publication date is some time in the first half of 2015.  So… if you haven’t bought a copy of To Join the Lost yet, now would be a good time to do so, so that you can be all read up and prepared when Goldfish Rising (or whatever we decide to call it) hits the streets!  You can get your very own copy of TJTL here; if you ask, I’ll autograph it for you.