A quick note about holiday orders

Hi gang, I just wanted to post a quick update about holiday orders. Normally, as a P.O.D. press, I don’t keep much stock on hand. When you order direct, unless specified, the order ships from the printer. I use Ingram for distribution and printing and they are generally great, but they slow down to a […]

New BSP mailer campaign and a gentle reminder

Hi folks! Just a quick update to let you know that I created an e-mail campaign for the new book today. You should be seeing it in your inbox soon. I realize that people often dislike unsolicited e-mail (myself included) so I wanted to explain my intent with this campaign and why it’s important to […]

Book launching hiccups and a humble request from a doofus

Hi guys. Holy crap, what a week! If you would have told me that everything book launch-related would have blown up in my face this past week I would have been skeptical. Just about everything that could go wrong with a successful book launch has gone wrong and I am struggling to weather the storm […]

Full circle: new book, new direction, familiar territory

If you haven’t heard yet, my new book, This Is Fine: Poems 2011 – 2017, is out! The proof arrived the other day and I approved it for distribution. As I was writing this post, the book appeared on Amazon as well! This is exciting for me. It’s been a while since I’ve been through […]

Hypocrisy is America’s cup of coffee OR Anything but Mexican

National politics almost always put Chicanos in weird, awkward, contradictory and often bizarre places and positions. Let me rephrase that: national politics almost always put this Chicano in weird, awkward, contradictory and often bizarre places and positions, lest I commit the cardinal sin of speaking for anyone but myself. But yeah. This is truly Bizarro […]