Is It Here?

If you mean Rocking Like It’s All Intermezzo: 21st Century Psalm Responsorials, the answer is a resounding YES! I am so pleased with every aspect and deeply grateful to everyone who helped bring this beautiful book into existence! All the skilled people at Wipf and Stock, for sure! And, Sofia Starnes who wrote the incredible Foreword. And my generous endorsers, Mary Ann Miller, Nathaniel Hansen, and Angela O’Donnell. And what can I possibly say about my good friend, Deborah Thorne Mazzone and Charles C. Bradley? They made the poems come to life in a way that astonished even me!

Writers frequently say that they find out what they really think only when they write. I had that experience reflecting on the poems in Rocking. In preparing an informational packet for the book and answering a series of questions, I discovered what amounts to a summary of my basic beliefs and, I hope, the Cliff Notes to the book. Concerning the poems, I wrote: They reflect my deepest, innermost thoughts, even, it could be said, my life coda: that we all live with bits of darkness, whether we call it our shadow side or sin; that intention is our program, forgiveness our tool; and that we live in a necessarily disintegrating body in the matrix of time, within the Divine, where everything matters at the same time as nothing does.

Wow! I guess that about says it all! The entire interview can be found in the press kit for Rocking at the link on this website. The book, in paperback and in hardcover (my very good friend, who will remain nameless unless she deems otherwise, has the only existing hardcover copy!), is available at the Wipf and Stock website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, among other places. It is available as an ebook download at the Amazon Kindle store or on Google Play. Best of all, the audiobook, produced by Overit Studio in Albany, NY, is available on Audible at Amazon. I’d like to see it eventually elsewhere, but these outlets cover all the bases. Please contact me with any questions!