Monday, September 21, 2009

one week: two launches

It’s hard to believe that September is about to come to a close. Before it does, however, I am pleased to share some information about two really cool launch events. And, yes, I am biased.

First off, thank you to all blog readers who have managed to put up with the amount of blatant self-promotion for the release of stains: early poems. It’s the release month, so naturally it’s topical. Which is why I am so excited about the release party happening this weekend. I’ll be reading selections from stains: early poems and there’s a signing to follow.

This night is not all about me, however. This Friday is also the official launch party for The Ambassador Poetry Project, a new online periodical featuring poetry from and about Michigan and Ontario. With ten poets reading selections from their work and a great musical performance, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

The evening will include readings by poets John Jeffire, Laurence W. Thomas, Olga Klekner, ML Liebler, Amy Stilgenbauer, Eric Torgersen, Ken Meisel, Dan Ames, Mariela Griffor and, of course, yours truly. Music will be provided by singer/songwriter Carly Keyes.

Here are the details:

Friday September 25th, 2009
7pm, free
Grosse Pointe Art Center
16900 Kercheval
Grosse Pointe MI 48236

Co-hosted by Marick Press &
Wayne State University Press
Refreshments will be served.
Email for more details

I hope you’ll be able to join in on the celebration! Let me know if you have any questions or need directions to the event.

Thanks for all the support!


  1. Wow, how exciting. I wish I lived in the US so I could go. But to anyone who comes here and lives in the US, get your butts to these events. Especially Lori's poetry reading. Her work is seriously GOOD :)

  2. Ahhh, thanks Tabitha! You're very kind.

    Maybe I'll just need to come do a reading in Australia. =)