Monday, February 14, 2011

I've Got Another Book!

My first full-length poetry collection, Afterimage, will--once the contract is signed--be published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press sometime this fall or next winter. It will have an actual flat spine with sniffable glue. I'm very happy to be getting in at the beginning of a new press which, judging from the other upcoming authors, should be a great place to call home.

If you're in Lincoln, Nebraska on Monday 2/21 at 3:30pm, stop by the UNL campus (Andrews Hall) and hear me read with two of my friends, also recent graduates of the Ph.D. program: Steve Edwards (memoirist) and Carrie Shipers (poet). This is what we look like according to the school newspaper's sketch artist (click to expand):

And here's the article if you're bored.


Sandy Longhorn said...

Wonderful news! Looking forward to reading the book when available.

Christine B. said...

Another book?! You're very prolific...I can't even get my blog written once a week reliably. Knock their socks off at your reading!

Christine in Alaska, not so prolific

Benjamin Vogt said...

Sandy--Thanks. Hey, I'm looking forward to having you read it.
Christine--Shoot, I've been sending the book out for 6.5 years, and just this fall did I get some serious interest. Then Bam! It's not prolific, it's enjoying head banging on walls and anger and depression.

our friend Ben said...

Hooray!!! Congratulations Benjamin!!!!

Les said...

Well I guess if you are offering sniffable glue, I might be interested.