Much gratitude to Small Press Distribution for featuring Less Fortunate Pirates on their list of new & forthcoming titles. LFP is now available for pre-order all over the place: Our official SRP bookstore (order from here and your copy will be signed), Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and, of course, Small Press Distribution, who I encourage you to support. You can also refer your local bookstores and libraries to Small Press Distribution in order to have them carry LFP – which would make me a happy boy. This book, more than anything I’ve written, speaks to such a large audience. We’ve all grieved in one way or another. We’ve all lost someone we’ve loved deeply, be it to death or metaphor. Less Fortunate Pirates is a roadmap to surviving the first year after a loss. To finding hope again. The more I read these poems to audiences, the more I understand my role and why I had to write this book. It was for my father. It was for my mother. It was for me. But now I see it was for you, too. Whoever you are. And especially if you or someone you know has struggled with the loss of a father – reach out to me and let me know. I want you – or that person – to have a copy of Pirates. It’s why I wrote this book. It’s not about money to me. It’s not about making a profit. It’s about getting these poems into hands that need them.
Sooner or later, we all become pirates.
If you’re in Arkansas, don’t miss the official launch of Less Fortunate Pirates - 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the Arkansas Arts Center, 501 East 9th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202, (501) 372-4000. Not only will Theresa Davis be performing – but you’re also going to hear a poem from Pirates like you’ve never heard one of my poems before. If you’re local, please help me spread the word about the launch. The Arts Center is doing me a huge favor by hosting the launch and I’d love to have a great turnout to repay their generosity.
Love, love, love folks.