Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Now I Don't Where to Begin"

Elvis Costello--quoted above--has a point.

I can start by saying that the world does not desperately need another blog. Who would disagree? I am reminded of Rilke's statement that the beauty of silence is such that one must have a good reason to break it. The same could be said for white space.

With this in mind, I won't be posting updates on what I had for lunch, nor will I be posting rants on my political, social and environmental views, of which I have plenty.

This blog will be about what I write, or try to write, what I manage to publish, and where I'm reading or where my work is getting reviewed. I'll try to be succinct about all of these topics.

I write poetry, essays and reviews, crime fiction and literary fiction, and more recently work for children. My one-act play "Dig" has been published and produced, and there will be more news on that as time goes on. My second collection of poetry, Settling for Beauty, was published in 2005, and my first children's book, The Best Mariachi in the World/El Mejor Mariachi del Mundo, was published on October 1. The reviews so far have been good.

There will be more when there's more to say. Thanks for taking a look.