Sometimes poems come to me like guilty Saturday matinees, movies you would never watch unless you were home sick with the flu; chicken & stars steaming on the side table beside you, your mother on the phone in the other room. Your head is enlarged and the sunlight falls greasy and pointed upon the yellow wallpaper of the television room.
This October, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature published my new electronic chapbook of poetry, News From the Front, a collection of war themed poetry. Many of the poems have discovered life elsewhere: The Delaware Poetry Review, Anderbo, Xanadu, & Winning Writers: War Poetry.
Seven Days from the Mountain, a young adult adventure & retelling of the Odyssey, is available for the Kindle and will be featured in a Young Adult Publishing Blog in November.
About Seven Days on the Mountain
"The action in Whitaker's prose flows crisply, and was exciting to the point where I would want to turn the page before I was done reading."-- Nate McFadden