Dear readers and fans,
A lot has happened since the last time I posted here, around 10 months ago. Covid, for one. But lockdowns have not been the only change in my life.
For one, my creative energies have almost completely shifted towards prose. Because of this, I haven’t written many new poems over the last ten months or so. In fact, almost none. This is sad, of course. But I’m going to use the opportunity to rethink my poetic artistry and try to shoot for a 2.0 level of quality and depth. I’m going to study the lives of great poets, among other things. And be less spontaneous. In the meantime I will try and publish the poems I’ve written that are worth publishing, including a good portion of them here as I do not have the motivation to seek out magazines in which to publish them.
So stay tuned for that!
In other news, I finished writing a novel. It’s the third I’ve written, and now I’m going to seek a publisher. It’s science fiction.
But most interestingly for you here, I started a YouTube channel. I will use it to review books that I’ve read. In the future, I’d also like to do interviews with writers. The focus is to 1) help determine literatures’ relevance in today’s world; 2) celebrate both classic and contemporary lit alike; and 3) shake myself out of my own habits a bit by making my reading list more international. This channel, called Knihomol Books & Beer, will have a cosmopolitan bent with many world literature reviews.
If you want to check it out, please follow the link here to subscribe. Who knows, you might discover a new book. 🙂
Just the other day it also came to my attention that there are online places where one can create an email newsletter. I guess I should have figured that out earlier, as they have to be created somehow. 🙂 But that’s how it is. So right now I’m thinking about that as another poem outlet. Currently I envision it containing 1 poem, 1 short story and 1 essay about something. More to come on that, once I’ve thought it through some more (and see what time permits).
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more poems. And the best of health to all of you. 🙂