So far only poetry lovers with iPads have been able to read blinks of awe, my new poetry book. People without an iPad can now get a better peek at the poetry in the book, which you can see, touch, and hear. I also want to learn where else people want to experience this kind… Continue reading Blinks of Awe Beyond the iPad
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What Else Can a Poem Be?
The following snippet of Jack Morgan's review of blinks of awe brings up some fun questions: ...it's hard to judge his poetry by itself because it isn't. Are we going to start judging poetry like we do films and plays, where every job is criticized on its own merit? Should I take the sound production… Continue reading What Else Can a Poem Be?
I’m Now a (Self-)Published Poet
I'm so thrilled to type these words: blinks of awe, my first poetry book, has just been published in 32 countries! Blinks of awe is an interactive book of poetry, or as I prefer to call it, a poetry experience. It's only available on the iPad but when you first open it, you'll see why.… Continue reading I’m Now a (Self-)Published Poet
Looking for unusual poetry books
When I got the idea for blinks of awe earlier this year, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to push what modern technology can do for an artform as old as poetry. I'm excited by what I've come up with and I'm sure you'll be excited too (as soon as I get Apple's approval). While I'm… Continue reading Looking for unusual poetry books
blinks of awe themes: romantic antics
Until recently, I believed being in love was my purpose in life. That's why the last chapter of blinks of awe, "a lonely heart," is last. It's one of the ways I've been consciously de-emphasizing this once omnipotent force. But being last is not just an act of defiant neglect. It's also the writer's last… Continue reading blinks of awe themes: romantic antics
blinks of awe themes: losing youth
It's hard to write about the poems in the third chapter of blinks of awe, th' Lost & Young, without getting lost in thought about the people who inspired them. One endured one of the ghastliest things anyone could experience and went on to rebuild and build. Another isn't here anymore. Another is still growing… Continue reading blinks of awe themes: losing youth
blinks of awe themes: the in-between
It's fitting that "tiny anomalies" is the shortest chapter in blinks of awe because it refers to largely forgotten parts of life. When picking poems for blinks of awe, I tried to group them together thematically and emotionally. Most poems carried many feelings and suggested very clear categories but soon something else snuck up on me. I first… Continue reading blinks of awe themes: the in-between
blinks of awe themes: nostalgia
"preDawn", the first chapter of blinks of awe, touches on traveling, inspiration, the deep corners of the night, and nostalgia. Though the latter is only directly referenced in two of the seven poems, it drives the other topics and ideas in its own unique way. Nostalgia has been a pet topic of mine for years.… Continue reading blinks of awe themes: nostalgia
What exactly is a poetry experience?
Roughly a week ago I submitted my first collection of poetry to Apple's iBookstore. As I eagerly check the submission site for the book's status several times a day, I reflect on what brought me here. How does someone who never imagined releasing anything other than a traditionally published novel end up self-publishing an interactive… Continue reading What exactly is a poetry experience?