“Say a Long Goodbye” now for sale!

cover courtesy of the author

Hello, Medium friends!

I just wanted to stop in and share the good news: my latest poetry chapbook, SAY A LONG GOODBYE, is now up on Amazon.

The e-book is live, and the paperback should populate within the next day or so (Amazon is still checking it) — but I wanted to get the word out. Please, grab a copy, share it with your friends, and be sure to rate and review.

I’ve been sitting on this chapbook for a very long time — it’s very personal, very emotional, and something that I’ve wrestled with sharing with the world at large. It would mean the world if you’d pick up a copy.

As always, if you forward your receipt or proof of purchase to ZJP[at]ninjawriters[dot]org, along with your mailing address, I’ll send you a signed bookplate.

How do you say goodbye to somebody you loved?

When you’re a poet, there’s only one way to do it. You write, over and over again, when everything is spiraling around you, when all of the dreams and plans that you made are lost. There’s nothing left but the loss, the ache, the missing. And if you’re not careful, it can swallow your life.

This collection of poetry spans thirteen years of grief and healing: the uneven process, the setbacks, the hurt, the whole cycle of it, over and over again. Love is messy; losing it is messier — and healing is never a pretty process. This collection is a poet’s attempt to piece himself together, one stitch at a time.

SAY A LONG GOODBYE, available now.




(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.

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