Chera Hammons: Poet and Writer

"…a slow shutter on ambulation…"

Archive for September, 2012

Greetings! And some news.

Greetings, my lovely readers! I have several news items for you.

1. Amaranthine Hour is out and now available from Jacar Press. Richard Krawiec and his team did a superb job on it. The book is beautiful, is put together well, and has a nice weight. I could not have asked for anything better than what was done. Many, many thanks go out to Jacar Press and to John Hoppenthaler for all of their support. The opportunity they have provided me is much appreciated.

2. I have one signing coming up soon. It will be at the Horsefeathers Studio in Sunset Center, Amarillo, Texas, on October 5th. I will be there from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., (hopefully) selling and signing lots o’ books.

3. Jacar Press will host a reading for myself and for the 2012 Jacar Press full manuscript winner, Jeff Hardin, in March in Durham, North Carolina. Check back for details.

4. On a related note, congratulations are in order for Jeff Hardin and his manuscript Notes for a Praise Book. He is an accomplished and deserving poet, and I am eager to read his book.

5. My dream of being in the Poets & Writers directory has finally become reality! Does this mean I can change my listed Facebook occupation from “Information Technology” to “Poet”? Or do you have to technically stick to what pays the bills?

6. On a sort of related note to the above post, I have discovered that the house cleaning schedule imposed by working full time and going to graduate school full time gives one the unique opportunity to really find out exactly how many tiny spiders died in one’s home over the past couple of months.

Take care, all, and keep writing!

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