Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Previously Published: a rejection horror story at Submittable

Submittable is a software program that handles submissions for literary magazines and arts organizations. Mid-October Submittable put out a call for Rejection Horror Stories, promising to post their favorites on their blog.

I wrote up a story that's haunted me for at least 15 years. The folks at Submittable liked it (or it scared them). Here's a link (scroll down; it's the fourth piece on the page):

Submittable 2018 Halloween Rejection Horror feature includes "Previously Published"

Thursday, October 18, 2018

“Yes” at Quiet Lightning

The video features me performing the poem “Yes” during Quiet Lightning’s May 7, 2018 event at StudioToBe in Oakland. If the video doesn't appear above you can click through and watch on youtube

At each reading Quiet Lightning gives away a magazine called Sparkle and Blink that includes all the work performed on that date. If you go, you get a copy free. Often there are back issues for sale, too. I have picked up several that way. 

“Yes” originally published in the magazine, Askew.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Two poems at Courtship of Winds

Two poems in the Summer 2018 Courtship of Winds

Follow the link above to read 
“My Role in History”

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Two poems at First Literary Review - East

The March 2018 issue features: 
loyal to the unadjusted just 
The poem appears near the bottom of the page. 

The July/August issue features: 
a wind picks up a hymn afloat upon one stem of flame 
You have to scroll all the way down the page. My poem is second from the bottom.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

“The Homefront” at Crack the Spine

“The Homefront,” a poem written during the Iraq invasion back in 2003, found a place in Crack the Spine, an online magazine, issue 231:

My thanks to the editors.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Autobiography of a Book: 3 excerpts at Hawai’i Pacific Review

Autobiography of a Book is a book talking itself into existence. Every word is part of the book’s body; this is the book’s life. 

Three excerpts from the manuscript have been published in Hawai’i Pacific Review:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

3 poems in Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine

Follow the link above and advance to pages 38 through 42 to read

“Sleep, my darling”

“The Elephant”

“I would like you to go now”

Monday, October 08, 2018

5 poems in Dodging the Rain

Five poems appear in the Irish ezine Dodging the Rain.

Follow the link above to read
“universal agent of slight chaos”
“understanding equivalent difference, its happy goodbye”
“trying to dust the light off an inner stone”
“I write on enlightened dice”
“sailing in on little tips of white knives”

My thanks to H. D. Moe for the titles.