Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Three Poems in Our Poetry Archive


    And of course read the rest of the fine poets! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    If you have never been here, go! We had a wonderful afternoon looking and listening on the shores of Lake Erie!

    A picture of me at the FranK Zappa site of inductees. A poem about  him appears in Accents, now on Kindle Dektop Publishing: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WJG8F6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Talking up "Accents"

   I had the occasion today to talk with some young people about Frank Zappa. After I told them about the framed autograph, I mentioned the poem I wrote about meeting him. Of course I mentioned "Accents" on Amazon KDP

Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Accents" now in paperback from Amazon KDP- and on a Facebook Page!

     It has taken a while, but the wait has been worth it! Accents is available in paperback from Amazon Kindle Desktop Publishing.

     The second of my four books of poetry, this one has the best thematic structure and contains some of my favorite poems.

     Please consider checking it out!

     A link to the book:


    A link to a poem from it:


Monday, July 16, 2018

"Saluda Reflections" Arrives in Oklahoma

     And mine haven't even come yet! But great news from the Sooner State! If you pre-
ordered, wait for yours! If not, you can still order of course!


and available elsewhere....

Saturday, July 14, 2018

"Saluda Reflections' Amazon UK

Fancy seeing this!  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saluda-Reflections-Arthur-Turfa/dp/1635345480/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531585669&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=arthur+turfa+saldua+reflections

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Click and Collect----Gemini Amazon UK


   Broad River Books has a unique marketing tool. I do not know if it is available elsewhere outside of the USA. But at least in the UK, one can go to a bookstore or other designated site, order the book, and it will be made available Print-on-Demand. I do not know the details, but I thought I should pass this on!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Interesting Movie About Artistic Friends

   19th Century France literally pulsed with creative endeavor in all of the arts. C├ęzanne et moi was filmed last year; I watched it toda
y on Netflix. If you do not like subtitles or explicit language, this movie will not please you.

    But it is worth watching for its depiction of a friendship. Zola is the moi of the title. The movie also shows how creativity is unpredictable and how artists struggle not only to create, but to find their place in the world.


Monday, July 9, 2018


A reminder about Accents....working on having it Print On Demand!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Also on Barnes & Noble...and many other places

     Saluda Reflections is here also! Barnes & Noble:


Thursday, July 5, 2018

"Saluda Reflections" Now Available!

   Finishing Line Press has made Saluda Reflections available to vendors. It still can be purchased from the publisher of course. I will post the Amazon link, but I saw it on Barnes & Noble as well.


    Obviously I am thrilled with my fourth book of poetry. Let me know if you purchase it, or are considering. I hope to see some reviews soon!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Words & Wine in Columbia, Sc on Thursday, July 17


     I will be the poet at the event, and will sign copies of three books while promoting the fourth. Saluda Reflections comes out later this month from Finishing Line Press.

Belated Happy Birthday, Pete Townshend!

  https://www.amazon.com/Who-Am-Memoir-Pete-Townshend/dp/006212725X       Most Rock and Roll autobiographies are little more than a litany o...