I list here the books I’ve made commercially available, together with their ISBN numbers.
For publication in journals, focusing on more recent appearances (i.e. since the site opened in September 2021), visit the PERIODICALS page (a subsection of the POTPOURRI tab).
~ A BETABESTIARY: An Alphabestiary, metamorphosed, 164 paperback/Kindle, 2022
A homemade light verse/animal trivia browsing book. It’s an expanded and upgraded reworking of the 2018 collection “An Alphabestiary.” (See below.) 40 more featured “beast” poems; a score more B&W photographs; no more hand-sketched illustrations at all; and 110 returning creatures, but with much of the writing heavily revised.
For more, see the LIGHT VERSE section of the PLAYGROUND.
~ THE MEMORY ADDICTS, 346 page paperback/Kindle, Atmosphere Press, 2022
ISBN-10 : 1639884092
ISBN-13 : 978-1639884094
A novel: for more, visit the PAPERBACK WRITER tab.
~ MUTT SPIRITUALS, 111 page paperback, San Francisco Bay Press, 2021
ISBN-10 : 173460249X
ISBN-13 : 978-1734602494
A poetry collection: for more, go to the POETRY tab
~ UNSAY THEIR NAMES, 240 page hardback, September 2021 (Amazon), July 2021 (Blurb)
ISBN-10 : 1006490183
ISBN-13 : 978-1006490187
A hybrid photography/non-fiction book about the fall from grace of Richmond's Lost Cause statuary. The older (July) edition is available only from the printer, Blurb. The ISBN numbers are for the Amazon edition, updated in September 2021. Amazon frequently makes this book TEMPORARILY unavailable: it won't accept orders for Blurb books on non-business days.
For sample photographs, see the file posted at the PHOTOGRAPHY tab.
~ UNSAY THEIR NAMES: an exhibition of photographs, 60 page paperback, October 2021
ISBN-13 : 978-1-00-633784-0
This abridged version of the September hardback served as the catalog for my fall 2021 exhibition of about 50 photographs at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia. It was produced for the BHMVA, and is for sale in their bookshop
~THE PLAY OF GILGAMESH: a full-length, four act adaptation of the ancient epic poem as “griot” storyteller theatre.
The play has no ISBN number, because that's how the publisher, Silver Birchington Plays, operates. They provide reading copies on request, and acting copies once the play is licensed for performance.
BLUE NIB CHAPBOOK #1, 2017 Chapbook Contest Winners, 42 page paperback, 2018
ISBN-10 : 1999955013
ISBN-13 : 978-1999955014
I get the first third of this book; the 2nd and 3rd place poets get the rest. All my poems from this chapbook (available on Amazon) are reprinted in Mutt Spirituals.
AN ALPHABESTIARY, 124 page paperback, 2018
· ISBN-10 : 1983598984
· ISBN-13 : 978-1983598982
This self-published book features light verse and homemade illustrations. The paperback version continues to be available on Amazon, or at no cost (postage only) from me.
"An Alphabestiary is a book of light verse quatrains, and of lightly lyrical verse quatrains. Each A to Z section (there are four) is devoted to a distinct group of animals, beginning with the mammals and ending with creatures fabulous and imaginary. Each quatrain is preceded by a brief prose commentary on its subject (mostly zoological and factual; occasionally personal or fanciful) and each one is rounded off with its own small illustration. The result is a merry brew of wit and animal trivia and whimsical invention."
POETRY VIRGINIA REVIEW: Annual Contest Winners, 2016, 102 page paperback, 2017
ISBN-10 : 1544722516
ISBN-13 : 978-1544722511
As the editor of this book, featuring the first prize poems in the 2016 contests sponsored by the Poetry Society of Virginia, plus poems by 22 of the 26 judges, I contribute several short articles and one poem of my own. It continues to be available on Amazon.
THE FLAP OVER TREE DEBRIS ISLAND, 84 page paperback, 2020
ISBN-13 : 978-1-71-440196-3
This hybrid poetry (mostly light verse) and photography book about the wildlife of Forest Hill Park is no longer available except directly from me. The long title poem is up as an audio file on this website, under PIC LIT. The entire book is posted as a PDF file right below the audio file.