How strange is it to read poems about your family in front of your family? Well, no one ran screaming out of the room so I guess it all worked out. My mother actually said she liked them! Wow, go figure! Many friends and family from far and wide came to celebrate my first book and our new house in Front Royal. Publisher Scott Douglass from Main Street Rag came with the copies and enjoyed a Guinness on our front porch. He did a beautiful job with the printing. Check out his website and other books at www.mainstreetrag.com.
My brother-in-law Pat Padua provided the photos for the covers. Check out his flicker site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppad/
A great little bluegrass trio came to play in our living room and our street--Blue Ridge Avenue--rocked out to the sounds of guitar and mandolin that drifted from our windows. To book these guys, check out this Shenandoah Music page: http://www.shenandoahmusic.com/houseconcerts.htm
My next reading will be at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 16 at 4 PM at 2021 14th Street, NW as part of the Sunday Kind of Love Series. Come on out and see me and fellow Poet Against the War Mike Maggio!