September 26, 2017

Celebrate Tennessee Poets for National Poetry Month

Yes, it's National Poetry Month, but I'm celebrating closer to home with three delightful Tennessee poets in this article I wrote for April's issue of The Murfreesboro Pulse. Since my space in the article was limited, I wanted to add a bit more here to share how you can learn more about these poets and their recent work - and buy their books, of course! Sandy Coomer, Continuum  Visit Sandy's website at sandycoomer.com Sample one of Sandy's poems here in The Southeast Review Buy her … [Read more...]

Buy our poetry and music CD, benefit literacy

This week Kelsey and I had the opportunity to warm up the crowd at Read to Succeed's Celebrity Spelling Bee, an annual event in which brave citizens of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County compete in a spelling contest to raise awareness and funds for literacy here in our home county. "Cholera" was the word that won the contest, as reported here by the Murfreesboro Post. More impressive than any spelling feat, over $58,000  - a record amount - was raised to benefit Read to Succeed and its … [Read more...]

Cooking That Cornbread

We're excited to announce that our first album, Decent Pan of Cornbread, has been officially released. You know you're hungry for it! While you're waiting on your copy to arrive, preheat the oven, so to speak, with a little bit of DPOC trivia. Where can you get a Decent Pan of Cornbread? Buy the CD direct from Kory's shop, or sample the tracks and buy digital downloads or physical CDs here on CDBaby.com or here on Kory and Kelsey's Facebook page. You'll also find downloads on iTunes and … [Read more...]

Celebrating women in my life with poems – and a little banjo

With Mother’s Day almost upon us, it seems a good time to share a couple of poems I've recently published celebrating two of the many marvelous women in my life. The first poem is "Our Spirits Shall Sorrow No More."  Available in both print and audio here in Deep South Magazine, it's about my grandmother - known as "Mamaw" to multiple generations of my family - but if you grew up in the South or Appalachia, it may remind you of your mama or granny, too. I think Mamaw would particularly … [Read more...]

Your Sun, Manny: A Prose Poem Memoir (and Book Giveaway)

They first saw him on TV as "Wednesday's Child," a feature on the Boston news. They had already raised two boys - her sons from a previous relationship - when they invited Manny into their lives. "The story of any boy's fourteen years should tumble and trip over dogs and cousins and best friends, baseball gloves and birthday parties, hand-me-down bicycles, stuffed animals, crayoned drawings stuck to refrigerators with alphabet magnets, sports posters and lacy valentines from Guess Who," Marie … [Read more...]