When It Rains, It Pours – Two More Publication Announcements

Trying to get poems published is a strange process. Sometimes, months and months pass without any acceptances or imminent publications to announce, but at other times, the news just seems to pile up all at once! Fortunately, this just happens to be a busy time for my work.

In addition to recently being published in Pioneertown (see my previous post for details), I have a piece called Slow Dance appearing online in Issue 2 of the South Florida Poetry Journal. What I really like about SoFloPoJo, besides the fact that the short form of their name sounds very Judoon, is that they invite authors to include an audio clip alongside their poems. This added dimension provides people with a fuller experience of the poetry and makes it accessible to the visually impaired at the same time. As SoFloPoJo is a relatively new journal, it’s especially important to support them at this early stage of their existence, so be sure to give this issue a thorough read. After all, it’s free!

If you prefer to read tangible print objects, you can get hold of two more of my poems, Inversion and We Pass, in Inwood Indiana’s Reaping issue. Both of these poems draw on the time I spent living in eastern Pennsylvania and I’m excited to share them.

Reaping promises to be a fine collection of writing and it’s available for a modest sum, so consider this: Inwood Indiana is among the first publications I’ve found who’ll actually PAY ME for my work. And what makes that possible? People like you buying the issue. Sometimes, you might hear talk about investing in the arts, but this is the real deal. Buy a literary journal so that they can pay their writers. Simple.

Alright, I’ll get down off of my soap box for now, but just so you know, I should have at least three more publications to announce later this year, so keep checking in for updates.




New Poem – Stranger Than Fiction

Newsflash! My poem, Bookworm, has been featured by Pioneertown and you can read it here: http://www.pioneertownlit.com/bookworm

This piece will probably strike some people as surreal or bizarre, but the strangest part about it is that it’s true. I heard the story from a friend of mine who actually encountered this character when he was living in Boston. By the time I sat down to write the poem, quite a few years had passed and I was fuzzy on the details, so I tried to find something a little more concrete online. After a decent amount of digging, I wasn’t having much luck. But then I found this: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2010/11/08/woman-eats-bible-for-spiritual-and-physical-nourishment-part-1/#comments

FYI: the pop-up ads on that site are a nuisance, but if you get past them and you want a little context for the poem, the video is worth a watch.

Of course, it’s not just about me and my poem. Make sure that you browse the rest of Pioneertown’s site and get a feel for the great writing they’re showcasing. As I’ve said before, I couldn’t do what I do without the support of these publications and they can’t do it without your support. So please, check them out.