I've lived in Napa Valley for about 12 years now, and I've deliberately kept a low profile here as regards being a poet. Most of my readings as a Napa Resident occurred/occur in New York and San Francisco. But I guess the valley is catching up with me. April, as that hoax called "National Poetry Month," began with a reading and judging of a poetry contest forthcoming in Napa. And, today, while doing chores along Main Street, I stopped by a bookstore and was surprised to see one of my books there, AGAINST MISANTHROPY,...which the bookseller then asked me to sign. I've not looked for this, but I guess it's all nifty. Here's my book at the "Local Authors" section and, this being Napa, of course there's poetry but mostly cookbooks -- fortunately, another local resident is one of the most brilliant chefs alive today and it's an honor to have my book sidle up against A NEW NAPA CUISINE by Michelin 3-star chef Christopher Kostow. It seems fitting that AGAINST MISANTHROPY's publisher is a poet but also brilliant chef, Geoffrey Gatza. Synchronicities!