Highway Sky is a collection of road poems published here on Coyote Mercury and in various fine journals, ‘zines, sites, and anthologies over the past seven years.
As of right now, Highway Sky is available in paperback in the following places: Amazon, my e-store, Barnes & Noble, and probably most anywhere else you can order books. There is also a Kindle edition and a free .pdf edition.
The following poems from the collection were previously published. Where there are working links, they can be read online. My thanks to the editors of the following journals for publishing these…
“Sonnet Found in a Road Atlas” Verbatim Found Poetry (Jun 2015)
“a hundred miles out” tinywords (Apr 2015, Issue 15.1)
“All the Way” Synchronized Chaos (Mar 2015)
“Three Scenes from the Road” The Lake (Mar 2015)
“windshield rain” A Blackbird Sings: A Book of Short Poems (Woodsmoke Press, Sep 2012)
“if there are angels” feathers (Apr 2012)
“North Through Fog.” Houston Literary Review (Feb 2011)
“Night at the Interstate Diner.” qarrtsiluni (Dec 2010 – The Crowd issue)
“Highway 73 to Port Arthur.” a handful of stones (Jul 2010)
“Deeper into Texas.” America Remembered (Virgogray* Press Chapbook Anthology Jul 2010)
“Miles (Never Once Imagined).” Carcinogenic Poetry (May 2010)
“I-10 Eastbound.” Carcinogenic Poetry (May 2010)
“We Talk of Trains.” ouroboros review (Jul 2009 – No. 3)
“A Texas Highway in Springtime.” Bolts of Silk (May 2009)
And, thanks to The Poetry Storehouse for making “For Gasoline” and “angels” available for creative remix. (Incidentally, all of the individual poems in Highway Sky are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike-NonCommercial license so if you want to envideo/remix… have at it.)
Many of the poems first appeared here in draft form. You can read those early drafts here. Some are draftier than others, but I offer my sincerest thanks to the many people who commented, critiqued and left feedback on these drafts over the past seven years. It has meant a lot to me.
I hope you’ll check it out and help spread the word. Thank you.