Poets included in the new 2019 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets calendar have been invited to read their entries at a poetry reading at A Room Of One's Own bookstore in Madison on Sunday, October 21. Callen will read his poem, Mo(u)rning in America, and possibly one other.
Final revisions on The Stronger Pull are now finished. Next step is getting and reviewing the proof. Looking for a late September or October release. The book is a memoir of Callen's coming out years in Platteville, Wisconsin. There will be a book release somewhere in the Madison area. Details to be announced as they are finalized.
Finishing touches are being put on a book about Callen's great-great-grandfather and great-great-uncle, among the earliest settlers in Wisconsin. It was originally written quite a few years ago and privately printed for family members, but after speaking in the California town that his great-great-grandfather founded, he decided to update it and publish it for those interested in the story and the history. Looking to hold a book release event somewhere in Shullsburg sometime in September.
Callen had an essay accepted for an upcoming anthology. More details to be released as the publication is finalized.
Mo(u)rning in America, a poem Callen wrote the day after the last Presidential election, was published in the 2019 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual calendar. It is available now by following the link: Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets calendar 2019.
In June, Callen was the keynote speaker at this year's Paths to Healing conference in Madison. It is an annual conference on surviving child sex abuse, with an emphasis on male survivors. He also spoke at Secession Days in Rough and Ready, California.
An essay that Callen wrote on the suicide of his best friend was included in a new book, With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice, by Dorothy Marcic. To check it out, follow this link: With One Shot
A media page was added to this site, featuring interviews and articles on Callen and his work. Follow the link above or at the bottom of the page to check it out.
In addition to his own books, Callen's work (both writing and photos) has been published in several other books and anthologies, including the following:
Pacific Northwest Insects, by Merrill A. Peterson. 2018. (Photo)
Celebrating Wisconsin People: 2019 Wisconsin Poets' Calendar, by Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. 2018. (Poem)
With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice, by Dorothy Marcic. 2018. (Essay on his best friend's suicide and a photo)
You Can Help: A Guide for Family and Friends of Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault, by Rebecca Street. 2016. (Survivor story)
Local Ground(s): Midwest Poetics, by Sarah Busse and Cowfeather Press. 2014. (Essay on art as political resistance)
The Most Extreme Bugs, by Animal Planet. 2007 (Photo)
Wisconsin 24/7, by DK Press, part of the America 2/47 book series. 2004. (Multiple photos)
Wisconsin Poets' Calendar, 2001, by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. 2001. (Poem)
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