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Updated preview page for Scapegoat’s Cross

I’ve just completed a major update of the preview page for my second book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within. The updated preview page (available on my website) now includes the photo image shown ab...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jul 27, 2014

Poetry on video: Seven poems from Scapegoat’s Cross

I’ve created a playlist on my YouTube channel (rickbeldenpoet) for the video readings I made a while back of poems from my second (still unpublished) book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within. The sev...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 25, 2013

Facebook fan page

I now have a Facebook fan page. It is located at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Belden/34595282799. Now that’s what I call a godawful web page address. But if I get enough fans, I can qualify for an address that’s shorter and much mo...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 12, 2010

seeking artist for Scapegoat’s Cross

I’m looking an artist, preferably in the Austin area, to create a series of illustrations for my second book of poetry, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within. Specifically, I’m looking for someon...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jul 6, 2010

“poetry for men” and other problematic labels

I’m not crazy about labels, but I understand that they can be useful and necessary in helping us sort through the mass of information to which we’re all constantly exposed. So for some time now, I’ve been struggling with the proble...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Dec 2, 2009

First recommendation for Scapegoat’s Cross

My new, yet-to-be-published book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within, has received its first recommendation. Austin therapist Kellen Von Houser, who has been exploring the role of the scapegoat in dysfunc...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 25, 2009

Two years ago today …

Two years ago today, I woke up on a Sunday morning, the day after an important conversation with someone close, and wrote the following letter: Hello, I’m writing to offer you a complimentary copy of my book, Iron Man Family Outing. I believe...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 9, 2009

scapegoat’s cross

I’m the judas I’m the traitor I’m the one who told. I’m the scapegoat I’m the mole I’m the one they blame. I’m the one who wouldn’t pretend I’m the one who wouldn’t buy in I’m the one...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 5, 2009

Previewing my new book: Scapegoat’s Cross

I’m pleased to announce the completion of the manuscript for my second book. Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems About Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within is both a companion and a follow-up to my first book, Iron Man Family Outing. I’...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 25, 2009


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