I have many poems published in various journals and websites. I have been at it at a long time. Like many poets, the poems came out as an extension of trying to work through a heartache or to celebrate a good thing. Submitting poems for publication is a way to share your thoughts and your words that you have carefully crafted into the best order.
I say this as a preface to announce that people rarely get paid for a poem. Which is okay. People publishing poetry are most likely not doing it for a payoff. They are most likely hoping to break even.
So when I was named the poet laureate of Oshkosh, I decided to collect some poems into a chapbook. So that if someone wanted something to take away from a talk or a workshop they could. So far, I’ve held a few open mics and I have simply given my Chapbook Wisconsin Time away.
This page is to maybe actually be an entrepreneur. Entice someone to buy my chapbook (though this is not a stellar sales pitch).
The price is set low. In the end, I just want to share some poems. However, I am still proud of them. Perhaps even more proud than than $3.99.
Wisconsin Time is a small chapbook containing poems about growing up in Wisconsin and then spending my adult years in Oshkosh, WI. These poems represent my childhood on a farm, the love of my family, and my adoration of the people I have met that wrote for the love of the written word.