So far this summer, we have seen a lot of rain in my part of the world. (Perhaps that is why I recently picked up Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett at the local library.) Temperatures, also, have been a bit below average (I don't mind cooler temperatures; I am not a hot weather person!) I have just started what poet Sandy Longhorn calls a stay-at-home writer's residency and I am determined to review and/or finish a pile of poetry drafts.
I have spent a lot of time this past month or so catching up on some reading. June was Rust Belt month and I have posted reviews of three books (very different books) that tackle the Rust Belt (or in the case of one book, the general subject of rust itself). You can read the reviews on my Book Picks page.
Finally, for all of my Rust Belt readers: If you haven't discovered Belt Magazine, yet, you really need to take a look! Besides publishing online articles, essays, reviews, and interviews, Belt also has some great anthologies that include writing from Rust Belt cities. Right now, Belt is doing a fundraiser and could really use its readers' support.
I am a poet and professor from rural Pennsylvania. This page is dedicated to my publishing news and events; for book reviews published online go to the Reviews tab above. For my own personal reviews, explore the Book Picks tab.