Saturday, March 14, 2020

two one-line haiku at Bones

Two one-line haiku in the March 15, 2020 issue of Bones: journal for the short verse (no. 19).

In issue 19 the poems are arranged by each poet's first name; mine appear on p. 59 & 60.

This is the second time my haiku have appeared in Bones. I never posted a link to the first, so I'll do that now. Back then it was called Bones: journal for contemporary haiku:

The poems appear on pages 3 and 38. They are rather weirder than the newer poems. It’s pretty cool that Bones remains open to poems that are rather weird. 

Friday, March 06, 2020

Six chapters from “Autobiography of a Book” at Inverse Journal

At Inverse Journal you can now read
these six chapters of “Autobiography of a Book”:

“in which the book’s thought presents horns and a cymbal”
“in which the book compares its words to yours”
“in which the book sees the reader come to a similar fate
“in which the book releases the kickstand” 
“in which the book’s efforts are exhausted, temporarily” 
“in which the book goes from house to house” 

Inverse Journal is an international literary journal based in Kashmir. Last year the Indian government cracked down harshly on Kashmir. Editor/publisher Amjad Majid shifted the focus of the journal to getting word out about what’s been happening there. You can read some of this information on the homepage under “Kashmir 2019 Siege.” 
Though the siege continues, the editor has decided to put energy anew into literature, thus this publication of excerpts from “Autobiography of a Book.”