“Gold Coast” is a poem that is part of a chapbook I will have coming out from Finishing Line Press in March 2014. The following video features me reading the poem alongside a variety of photos from places around the world. The pictures are not literally connected to the poem content, but are meant to celebrate the beauty of decay and destruction, on one hand, and regeneration and forgiveness, on the other. I am far more grateful for this rhythm of the ups and downs in life than I am for any material objects. Most of all, of course, I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life, for the opportunity to see all these extraordinary places, and for all the second chances I’ve had.
The Best Possible Bad Luck is available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press from November 25, 2013 to January 10, 2014. Pre-order here.