2013 was a productive year. It was highlighted by the publication of Surfaces, A History and being named the featured poet of the Summer Issue of the Italian-Americana.
Also, aside from writing several book reviews, I did commissioned series of articles on “Place and American History” for the Historically Speaking, with the assistance of the Earhart Foundation. The first “The Extraordinary Ordinary and the Changing Face of Place,” appeared in January; the second and third, “The Headwaters: Where Buffalo Roamed, Muskrats Abundantly Dwelled, and Walmart Now Resides,” and “A Broken Covenant,” appeared in April and June.
2014 was an equally fruitful year with the publication of Buoyancies, A Ballast Master’s Log (Spoon River Poetry Press (Ellis Press) and Crossings Press) and an essay, “Local History: A Way to Place and Home,” in Why Place Matters, eds. Wilfred McClay and Ted McAllister (Encounter Books) and “Suffering, and the Promise of a World without Pain,’ Suffering and Bioethics, eds. Ronald Green and Nathan (Oxford University Press).
In 2015 I published The Book of Twos. In 2016 I published My Three Sicilies and Everyday Life: How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary.
This year, 2017, I look forward to the publication of Diagnostics, A Poetics of Time. I am fully occupied with writing the first book of work of fiction, Buffalo Man, Rabelais’ Song of North America.