This new book is going to be called:
Lake of Fire:
Landscape Meditation Poems
from the Great Basin Deserts of Nevada
I have approximately 45-50 pages complete, and the poems I am writing for the book now, are coming slowly, more methodically. This is what usually happens to me towards the end of a manuscript.
I have to make one final declaration before this goes a lot further. About half of the poems from this manuscript, so far, are reclaimed poems---one offs I have been writing for quite a while. Some were already ready to go when I found them again, but many have had to be re-tooled, re-imagined for what I have in mind for this book.
I am also considering what good an introduction to the book might be, whether it will come off as an earnest attempt to say something about the book or an exercise in ego. I am writing an introduction right now, but I do not know whether it will stick around or be gutted from the final edit of this book. Who knows? It may find its way in and out throughout the remainder of the process depending on my mood.