listen listen with sympathy listen with the pureness of death, the pliance of swampwater soft with heat & gator patience listen like a mountain listen like saguaros listening to cactus wren, coyote, night bats, little owls listen like the owl listen like the owl's prey jittery in rocks beneath bighorn's shelled feet & diamondback's warning rattle listen like the rattlesnake with your tongue listen like the rocks listening to snow hear it; hear it, man, all of it, the earth's moan, the soft ring of the freight tracks, the cymbal sizzle of trackside weeds, the hoot of wind cutting round yr building, the pigeon, the rummy cough of Halstead winos, hear it, the hymn of it, the muttering lying truth of it, the voices singing it all day, the story, the song, you've got to hear it, listen.
Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat: If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.
Lecture and booksigning as part of Bilingual Minifest and naturalization ceremony celebration.
Workshop, readings, etc. For more information,here.
Montclair State University reads The Devil's Highway. Details to come.
Aurora reads Into the Beautiful North. Lecture/discussion in Spanish Oct. 23 and in English Oct. 24. Details to come.
Reading, book signing, discussion. Details to come.