Severance: Launch!

Hi friends,

This Thursday, April 18, at 8pm at Central Michigan University, I’ll be launching Severance, my fourth collection of poems, published this month by Salmon Poetry. I will have copies on hand to sell and sign.

I’ll be reading with the ever-inspiring Matthew Roberson, who’ll be reading from his work-in-progress.

If you wish to purchase Severance, it $15 (cash/check), $16 (card). I’ll also have copies of my previous collection (still an infant!), Our Sudden Museum.

Here is a preview of Severance, until Thursday! I hope to see you there!


Hot Off the Press

Hello Friends,

I’ve returned from Portland, OR, where I launched my fourth collection of poems, Severance, at the 2019 AWP Conference. It was terrific to see my publisher Salmon Press’s latest crop of amazing books, and to read with my press-mates at Kell’s Irish Pub, then again at a reception for Salmon Poets.

The book will be widely available in May–but you can buy a copy now directly from Salmon Poetry to support this wonderful publisher of Irish and American poets. If you spend $20 euro (about the cost of two books), the shipping is FREE!

So click here and order a book from Salmon Poetry! 

I’ll be launching Severance locally at 8pm on May 18 at Central Michigan University, reading with the ever-awesome Matthew Roberson.

If you’re in the Detroit area, I’ll be launching Severance at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, on May 20.  That evening, my awesome wife Denise Whitebread Fanning will be showing and discussing some of her recent artwork. 

There will be more readings scheduled for Ann Arbor, Detroit, and other places, soon. For now, keep an eye on the Readings page; as readings are scheduled, I’ll be listing them there. 

Thanks, as always, for your support.



It’s Launch Time!

Hello friends,

If you or anyone you know will be in Portland, OR, March 27-30 I’ll be signing copies of Severance, my soon-to-be-released fourth collection of poems a couple times, and reading a few poems from it at an off-site reading. All events at AWP Conference, except the off-site launch reading on Friday, which is open to the public. Here are the details:

Thursday, 3/28.

12 -1:15pm. Salmon Poetry Authors Signing on-stage, Portland DoubleTree

Friday, 3/29.

4-5pm: Salmon Poetry Booth #4054, Book Signing
8-10pm: Kell’s Irish Pub, Launch / Reading.
Kells Irish Pub
112 SW Second Avenue

Saturday, 3/30.

6:30-8pm: Salmon Poetry Reception.
Alaska Room, Portland DoubleTree, Level 1, S315

Hope to see you and shake your hand–and sign a copy of my new book for you!