Rumpelstiltskin, or What's in a Name? is an imaginative recasting of the age-old
folktale of Rumpelstiltskin into a modern comedy of lust and madness. By going online and ordering a copy for yourself or a friend, you'll help bring to life this story of the Miller who boasts to the King that his daughter can spin straw into gold. To order now, go to Finishing Line Press and click on "Bookstore."
A finalist for the Dana Award and called "magic" by editor Kit Duane, Rumpelstiltskin follows my 2010 Book of Gretel, which Jean Nordhaus praised as "beautiful, unsettling poems proceed[ing] with dreamlike assurance through a landscape fully imagined and brilliantly described." Rumpelstiltskin takes a romp through a different landscape altogether, but with the verve--I hope you'll agree!--of my full-length collection Swimming the Eel, praised by Athena Kildegaard for its "delicious music."
Like WordTech, my publisher for Swimming the Eel, Finishing Line Press offers a different model of publishing from the big New York houses by asking for the up front support of the author's community of readers and friends. Please join me in supporting this and other small presses endeavors.