Congratulations to Tobi Cogswell — who recently contributed a Bukowski Erasure Poem featured on our related blog Bukowski On Wry — on the December 2013 release of her sixth chapbook, Lapses & Absences (Blue Horse Press). Lapses & Absences is a collection of poems selected from five previous chapbooks and one full-length collection, sometimes in a slightly different form.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tobi Cogswell is a multiple Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. Credits include or are forthcoming in various journals in the US , UK , Sweden, and Australia. In 2012 and 2013, she was short-listed for the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. In 2013, she received Honorable Mention for the Rachel Sherwood Poetry Prize. Her sixth and latest chapbook is Lapses & Absences (Blue Horse Press). She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review (

Find Lapses & Absences, selected poems by Tobi Cogswell at