We are super excited to announce the release of my new book, Ken: a man for all seasons! The book is now available via the publisher, Plan B Press.
Here is a brief description of the book: On the surface, Ken: a man for all seasons seems to be about a doll. It is about a doll. Written from the perspective of Barbie’s famous boyfriend, the voice of Ken is harsh, cynical, sad, and humorous. Ken is the All-American man, yet no one is certain what that really means any more.
Ken may be the narrator of this collection but the topics of these poems are wide-ranging. Ken is just a doll, but his core concerns are universal: individuality, identity, masculinity, loneliness, destiny, purity, passion, and the list goes on. Like anyone, Ken is looking for his place in the world. More precisely, he is questioning his predetermined place in the world.
After reading this book you will never see Ken in the same light. And maybe yourself too.
I’m super excited about this book. It’s rather different from what I’ve published in the past. It took about two and half years to complete. Along the way I wasn’t even sure the project was offering anything of value. Basically, it seemed kind of lost. When I hit that point in a project I find one of the best things to do is to walk away. I left it alone for four or five months. Once I started up again, everything became clear. Finishing the book was actually rather easy after that. And I’m extremely proud with how it turned out.
The cover art fits the tone of the book perfectly. In the end, everything came together. Check it out!