Wednesday, November 30, 2016

brass bell haiku includes haiku by Glenn Ingersoll

Brass Bell Haiku is a haiku ezine formatted like a blog. Editor Zee Zahava publishes a new issue every month or so. Zahava announces a theme then chooses from what is sent her. She never publishes more than one haiku per poet. I think she may publish one haiku by every poet who offers work; if so, she has a pretty high calibre of contributor. 

I got my first haiku in brass bell in 2015’s November issue on the theme “Morning”:


I wash my morning bowl over last night's dishes


*


The theme for the May 2016 issue was “Small Things” and included this one of mine:


the huge black bee
comes back in the window
I didn't close


*


The September 2016 issue was “Kitchen” and included this one by me:


sweeping broken bowl into cracked dustpan


*


Each of the above haiku were written after Zahava’s call for poems. I did also send along poems written at other times, but she only was going to include one, and the one she chose was one that happened to be fresh. The theme for the October 2016 issue, on the other hand, was all about  freshness. The theme: “September 22, 2016,” that is, the haiku had to have been written on that date. Here Zehava picked:


back from vacation
a voicemail message
what's my password


I have a haiku in the next issue, which will be posting on December 1st, I believe. The theme is “Homeplace.” I will give her first dibs on exposing the ‘ku to the world. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Futures Trading 4.2 contains two poems by Glenn Ingersoll


The literary ezine Futures Trading 4.2 includes two of my poems, “The Idea” and “Because a man stood up for human rights!”

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ivanka Trump for Supreme Court

Respectfully submitted to President-elect Donald J. Trump:

9 reasons for nominating to the Supreme Court Ivanka Trump!

1) Because Ivanka is a woman. You just beat a woman in the election so women are feeling a little tetchy. If you nominate a woman to the Supreme Court you will get a lot of credit. Women will love you. She is post-feminist, that is, nobody will use the word feminist around her but everyone will clearly see that she is a strong, independent woman, which will show up the feminists. Women will love you
.
2) Because you trust Ivanka. You don’t want to pick some old dude from a list pushed in your face by people who claim to know better. You want somebody who will treat your concerns seriously in the context of the present, not somebody who has some inflexible ideology to push. Who knows what business you will have before the Supreme Court? Best to get someone there you have no doubts about.

3) Because Ivanka is smart. Ivanka graduated cum laude from the Wharton School. She will be able to talk to the old farts on the Supreme Court and talk back to lawyers who think they can put something past her.

4) Because Ivanka is post-partisan. Like Obama, but blonde and more right. She has thrown fundraisers for both Republican and Democratic candidates. Ivanka is friends with Chelsea, as everyone knows. Ivanka will garner support from both sides of this divided nation. 

5) Because Ivanka is beautiful. You will be looking right down at the Supreme Court justices when you give your state of the union address and you know how ugly they are. Imagine what a relief it will be to see that bright face, even with its natural wattage dimmed slightly to emphasize the importance of the occasion. 

6) Because Ivanka is young. You need to cement your legacy. If you choose some old dude he will croak in just a few decades. Ivanka, being female and young, will outlast any other Supreme Court pick. You want somebody on the court who can watch out for your interests far into the future. Besides, it can’t hurt to elevate a member of the Millennials, the largest generation since the Baby Boom. Young people will love you for it. 

7) Because this pick is transformative. Your supporters want you to drain the swamp. They want you to shake things up. When George W. tried to nominate that old lady in his pocket, Harriet Miers, the Senate Republicans wouldn’t even give her a hearing. But you ran against that sort of high-and-mighty think-they-know-better stuff. Just remind Mitch McConnell that you won the election and you have a mandate and didn’t he notice that the Republicans actually lost seats in the Senate so he needs to back a winner. This is a real winner. Ivanka is not beholden to old Washington and ivy league elites; she’s not up to her waist in the Washington mire. Ivanka is clean. Very clean and shiny. 

8) Because Ivanka is Jewish. There are enough Catholics on the Supreme Court already. 


9) Because you know it’s a great idea. You pride yourself on finding the best people. There could be no one better than Ivanka Trump for the Supreme Court. 

Friday, January 01, 2016

Published Poems 2015

poem: a haiku
whole poem: “sun on one ear / tuning the / ukulele”
written: TBD
publication: tiny words, issue 15.1, 14 April 2015
online
editors: Kathe Palka & Peter Newton
some other contributors: Billy Collins, Michael Dylan Welch, Dave Read, Don Wentworth

poem: five haiku
poem one first line: “at Rose & Spruce / the STOP sign”
poem two first line: “with a knife / you could dig another heart”
poem three first line: “raven croak / touch of class”
poem four first line: “bush daisies / lemons”
poem five first line: “sun behind his head”
written: TBD
publication: Berkeley Times, vol.5 no.19, Aug 13, 2015
PO Box 559
Berkeley CA 94701
editor@berkeleyx.org
editor: R. Todd Kerr
some other contributors: Alan Bern, Mary C. McCarthy, Julia Vinograd, Sharon Coleman

poem: a one-line morning haiku 
whole poem: “I wash my morning bowl over last night's dishes”
written: 2015
publication: Brass Bell: a haiku journal, 01 November 2015
online
editor: Zee Zahava
some other contributors: Alan Bern, Alan Catlin, Dave Read, Ana Drobot

poem: a haiku
first line: “a little bitter”
written: 2015
publication: Hedgerow: a journal of small poems, no. 55, Nov 13, 2015
editor: Caroline Skanne
online
some other contributors: Anna Cates, Christine L. Villa, Ken Sawitri, Sabine Miller


[This post will be continuously updated until I have organized my archives and the list is complete. I will be creating a separate blog post for each year. Contact information for publications is for historical purposes only.]

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Published Poems 2013

poems: selections from Fact chapbook
“Fact: an introduction to the poem poems of Glenn Ingersoll”
essay and interview by Jim Murdoch, includes a few poems from Fact
online
The Truth About Lies, 31 March 2013
Glasgow, UK


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Published Poems 2006

poem: “I climbed out of the window of my soul”
first line: “and sat on the ledge which ran around the building,”
written: TBD
publication: Beeswax Magazine: a quarterly journal of literature and art, no. 2, Spring/Summer 2006
5548 Fremont St
Oakland CA 94608
info@beeswaxmagazine.com
editors: Laureen Shifley & John Peck
some other contributors: Ari Samksy, Peach Friedman, Chris Onstad, Livia Ching


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Monday, December 07, 2015

Published Poems 2003

poem one: “Sink”
first line: “The house is sinking quietly into the muck.”
written: TBD
poem two: “Small House”
first line: “in the small house”
written: TBD
poem three: “Dogs will not return”
first line: Does it matter whether John is walking”
written: TBD
publication: Snow Monkey: an eclectic journal, vol. 5 issue 6, 2003
Ravenna Press
PO Box 127
Edmonds WAS 98020
editors: Kathryn Rantala & Christiel Cottrell
some other contributors: Alan Catlin, B. Z. Niditch, Kevin Sweeney, Apryl Fox


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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Published Poems 2001

poem: [five poems from Fact series]
poem one first line: “This poem is easy to understand”
poem two first line: “This poem is the / only poem that I”
poem three first line: “The poem thinks it / might like to be”
poem four entire poem: “The poem is exactly this long”
poem five first line: “This poem is starting out / just before I am to lie down”
written: TBD
publication: Fish Drum, v. 16, 2001
PO Box 966 
Murray Hill Station
New York NY 10156
fishdrum.com
editor: Suzi Winson
some other contributors: Michael Rothenberg, Ellen Zweig, Simon Perchik, Joanna Sondheim

poem one: “Certainty: found in the UC Berkeley library database”
first line: “On certain abnormal conditions of the septum pellucidum”
written: TBD
poem two: “We Will Never Surrender: found in the UC Berkeley library database”
first line: “We will be heard”
publication: Chase Park, vol. 1 no. 2, 2001
20 Mule Press
PO Box 9136
Oakland CA 94613
editors: David Harrison Horton
some other contributors: John M. Bennett, Stephanie Young, Spencer Selby, Ryan G. Van Cleave

poem: “Living”
first line: “The fire was burning last night while I was reading about the dead.”
written: TBD
publication: Manzanita Quarterly, Winter 2000-01
PO Box 1234
Ashland OR 97520
Hhhertel@aol.com
editor: Mariah Hegarty
some other contributors: Kit Kennedy, Melanie Green, Marcy Greene, Amy Schutzer

poem: “Ways Out of the Great Maze of the Celestial Mouth (after Jack Martin)”
first line: “It is immaterial as the wind entered into evidence.”
written: TBD
publication: Gumball Poetry, Winter 2001
online [defunct, much remains in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine]
poems were also physically distributed via gumball machines
editor: Laura Moulton
some other contributors: Jeff Meyers, Mary Fisher, Yvonne Hardenbrook, Jeffrey Winke

poem one: “Out of the Wound of the Heart”
first line: “Out of the motherfucking brown wound of the heart”
written: TBD
poem two: “Miloshbery”
first line: “Say to something, ‘Have at it!’ Then gather up your things and flee the room.”
written: TBD
poem three: “The Breathing Device”
first line: “Under the sea the mechanical lung and a bathing cutie”
written: TBD
publication: Loop, v. 1 iss. 2, Winter 2001
Press 62
2224 Dwight Way Ste A
Berkeley CA 94704
editor: Yuo-Fong Benedicte  Chang
some other contributors: Johanna Mangahas, Julia Vinograd, Larisa Hale, Kenneth Masaki Tanemura

poem: “Didn’t Hear a Thing”
first line: “Stop listening. You’ve done that.”
[includes reading in Real Audio, a format I no longer seem to be able to access]
written: TBD
publication: The Cortland Review, issue 15, Feb 2001
online
editor: Ginger Murchison; poetry editors: Amy MacLennan, Anna Catone, Jennifer Wallace, Christian Gullett [2015 masthead]
some other contributors: Coleman Barks, Ernie Hilbert, Judy Loest, Karen White

poem: “Stones”
first line: “the tongue that held my name”
written: TBD
publication: Comet, vol.2 no.1, Spring 2001
editors: Kathleen Munnelly & Maw Shein Win
some other contributors: Justin Chin, Jonathan Hayes, Aviva Rosenthal, Daphne Gottlieb

poem: “Boundary (for Gary Blankenship)”
first line: “I sliced my thumb”
written: 2001
publication: Writers Hood, March 2001 
online [defunct, traces remain in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine]
editor: Jeff Mason; poetry editor: Gary Blankenship
some other contributors: Taylor Graham, Duane Locke, Bobbie Gogain, Thelma Mariano

poem: “What I Must Do Today:”
first line: “Wait for you.”
written: TBD
publication: Shampoo, issue 5, April 2001
online [offline as I write, but may be back; link takes you to the Internet Archive]
editors: Del Ray Cross
some other contributors: Dale Jensen, Jim Behrle, Sam Witt, Angela Ball

poem: “Poems from Our March: after Mang Ke’s ‘Poems in October’”
first line: “Crops / The picture of three men cut down to two.”
written: TBD
publication: Fourteen Hills, vol. 7 no. 2, Spring/Summer 2001
Creative Writing Dept
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco CA 94132
hills@sfsu.edu
editor: Noel Kalenian; poetry editor: Dan Mummert
some other contributors: Joshua Corey, Lucille Lang Day, Maureen Hurley, Kathleen Ossip

poem one: “nomarch” 
first line: “oleanders kinda uncle someone man”
written: TBD
poem two: “rallentando”
first line: “yes cindery undo chivalry kiss”
written: TBD
publication: gestalten, issue 5, July 2001
PO Box 6305
Santa Barbara CA 93160
editors: Paul Silvia & Adam Powell
some other contributors: Guy R. Beining, Jonathan Hayes, Spencer Selby, Andrew Topel 

poem one: “Back”
first line: “The house sits on a little hill in the middle”
written: TBD
poem two: “Small House”
first line: “in the small house”
publication: 3rd Muse: poetry journal, issue 3, Oct 2001
PO Box 476
Carnegie 3163
Melbourne VIC
Australia
[first appeared on the 3rd Muse website]
editor: Mark Melton
some other contributors: Lola Haskins, Josh Garden, JB Mulligan, Thomas Wooten



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Friday, December 04, 2015

Published Poems 2000

poem: “Poem I Have Long Wanted to Write”
first line: “I am watching two men kiss”
written: TBD
publication: Prairie Schooner, v. 74 no. 2, Summer 2000
201 Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588
editor: Hilda Raz
some other contributors: D. A. Powell, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Pattiann Rogers, Rick Barot

poem one: “The Chill Palace”
first line: “I want to take Sedna’s hand,”
written: TBD
poem two: “And And Again”
first line: “I dreamed about a shoe.”
written: TBD
poem three: “Praise”
first line: “Praise and euphoria same the beat”
written: TBD
poem four: “Where: a cento”
first line: “Where the blue begins”
written: TBD
poem five: “Dial Tone’s Sweet Hum”
first line: “In Heaven the telephone is ringing,”
written: TBD
poem six: “The Hours Began to Climb Across the Sky”
first line: “The hours began to climb”
written: TBD
[Also an interview]
publication: Hogtown Creek Review, Fall 2000
Hogtown Press
2601 SW 8th Dr
Gainesville FL 32601
hogtown@bigfoot.com
editors: Michael Martin & Elisa Maranzana
some other contributors: Dave Benson, Simon Perchik, Justin Chin, Jack Martin


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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Published Poems 1999

poem: [short poem]
first line: “I look to make sure / but the telephone is not ringing”
written: TBD
publication: Lilliput Review, issue 101, Jan 1999
282 Main St
Pittsburgh PA 15201
editor: Don Wentworth
some other contributors: Janell Moon, Leonard Cirino, Gerald Locklin, Lonnie Hall Dupont

poem: [a poem from Fact series]
first line: “I don’t want to be / a poet, says the”
written: TBD
publication: Simple Vows, issue 2, Feb 1999
PO Box 681597
San Antonio TX 78268
editors: Kemp Gregory & Charles Fuhrken
some other contributors: Albert Huffstickler, Robert Cooperman, Alan Catlin, Gerald Locklin

poem: “City with Flame”
first line: “What is today? A solid ounce at”
written: TBD
publication: Phoebe: a journal of literary arts, v.28 no.1, Spring 1999
MSN 2D6
George Mason University
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
phoebe@gmu.edu
editor: Mehera Dennison
some other contributors: William Pettit, Susan Tichy, Brendan Galvin, Ray DiPalma

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Published Poems 1998

poem: “The City in the Cup”
first line: “There is no life, the sign proclaims, imagining a short”
written: TBD
publication: Columbia Poetry Review
Columbia College
English Dept
600 South Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
editors: Greg Purcell & Michael A. Staples
some other contributors: Tom Clark, Stephen Ratcliffe, Ron Padgett, W. B. Keckler

poem: “Voice”
first line: “The telephone is ringing in a locked house”
written: TBD
publication: ART/LIFE, v.18 no.9, issue 196, 1998
PO Box 23020
Ventura CA 93002
editor: Joe Cardella; poetry editor: Phil Taggart
some other contributors: Taylor Graham, Rick Lupert, Phil Taggart, Martie Negri

poem: “Hands”
first line: “The house wants to be for mercy but”
written: TBD
publication: ART/LIFE, v.18 no.6, issue 193, 1998
PO Box 23020
Ventura CA 93002
editor: Joe Cardella; poetry editor: Phil Taggart
some other contributors: Troy Overman, Doris C. Vernon, Adrian Dickworthy, Julie Herbst

poems: [eight from the Fact series]
poem one first line: “The poem can’t sleep”
poem two first line: “This poem is the / only poem that I”
poem three first line: “Don’t read me, / says the poem”
poem four first line: “The poem does not sing / all the time but”
poem five first line: “This poem would have you / hold it as long as you”
poem six first line: “Waves slide in, foam-hemmed,”
poem seven first line: “This poem will not / evaluate your life,”
poem eight first line: “You’ve found me! cries / the poem, happily. All that” 
written: TBD
publication: convolvulus, no. 25
Radiolarian Press
118 Meadowcroft Dr
San Anselmo CA 94960
editor: Greg Darms
some other contributors: David Alpaugh, Richard Kostelanetz, Karen Stromberg, Grace Grafton

poem: [one from Fact series]
first line: “Hello, poem. I’m”
written: TBD
publication: Fish Dance: a poetry calendar & newsletter for the North Bay, v.3, no.8, Sept 1998
online [now defunct, but the link above leads to the Internet Wayback Machine where much of the old site is viewable]
[I have a printout of the page on which the poem appears]
editors: Greg Darms & Nancy Cherry
some other contributors: Susan Terris, Laura Horn, CB Follett, Ruth Daigon

poem one: “One City Block”
first line: “Library free book night in the outside of”
written: TBD
poem two: “City of Swords”
first line: “The path is lingering, a green line like an apple’s”
written: TBD
publication: gestalten, issue 3, Sept 1998
1207 W. 19th St
Lawrence KS 66046
editors: Paul Silvia & Adam Powell
some other contributors: W. B. Keckler, Errol Millder, Luke Trent, John M. Bennett

poem: “City Away From It”
first line: “First you gotta get”
written: TBD
publication: Lost and Found Times, no. 41, Nov 1998
editor: John M. Bennett 
some other contributors: Spencer Selby, Ivan Arguelles, Sheila E. Murphy, Amy Trussell

poem: “Toilette”
first line: “Over the years it took more and more work”
written: TBD
publication: Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Winter 1998
PO Box 126
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
editor: Tom O’Grady
some other contributors: Errol Miller, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Jan Frazier, Meredith Picard



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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Published Poems 1997

poem: [one from Fact series]
first line: “The poem has been a beautiful / day”
written: TBD
publication: Antenym, 1997
Bathysphere Press
106 Fair Oaks St #1
San Francisco CA 94110
sjcarll@slip.net
editor: Steve Carll
some other contributors: Barrett Watten, Standard Schaefer, W. B. Keckler, Pierre Joris

poem: “Money Mutters”
first line: “Listen. Or look. Just sit there looking.”
written: TBD
poem: “The Dictator’s Turn”
first line: “The hopeful dictator returned her assets”
written: TBD
publication: Glyph, issue 3, 1997
The Labor of Love Cooperative
117 East Louisa #253
Seattle WA 98102
http://www.tooluser.com/glyph
editor: Sarah Byam
some other contributors: David Lee Ingersoll, Donna Barr, Sarah Byam, Roberta Gregory

poem: “The reflection of the dropwort’s fronds in the hubcap chrome”
first line: “Something of his evening, a word of it, at the far end of a thread …”
written: TBD
publication: Hawai’i Review, vol. 21.1 issue 49, Fall/Winter 1997
Dept of English
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1733 Donaghho Rd
Honolulu HI 96822
editor: Malia E. Gellert; poetry editor: Paige Jenkins
some other contributors: James D’Agostino, Christine Sneed, Sharon Kessler, Allison Eir Jenks

poem: [four from Fact series]
poem one first line: “It is morning in the poem”
poem two first line: “This is a private communication”
poem three first line: ”I would love / to be reading you”
poem four first line: “Instruction / Read this poem again.”
written: TBD
publication: The Typewriter: a literary journal from the Bay Area, issue 10, Dec 1997
PO Box 460074
San Francisco CA 94146
thetypewriter@blazt.com
editors: Adela Najarro, Aaron Dakan, Amy Holberg, t.k., and Giovanni Moro
some other contributors: A. D. Winans, Mary Rudge, Noni Howard, Diane Wang


[This post will be continuously updated until I have organized my archives and the list is complete. I will be creating a separate blog post for each year. Contact information for publications is for historical purposes only.]