One of my poems, “Monkeys of Emei Shan”, appearing in the autumn issue of Lowestoft Chronicle. Great online mag, full of humorous travel pieces—check ‘em out, if you can. A big thanks to editor Nicholas Litchfield.
One of my poems, “Neverland”, appears in the debut issue of the literary journal, The Verse (mine is the third poem, if you scroll down). I like what the editor, Dan Navarrete, wrote about my poem: “A call to take action, excellent depiction of the reality surrounding impoverished youth in China. Truly a piece that sinks into our hearts and refuses to let go, just like the imagery.” Cool. I’m also to be their poet of the month for September, as well. Wishing The Verse the best, and I hope the new journal is a success! You can check ‘em out at the link above.
My poem, “Bigfoot on Main Street”, now up at Drunk Monkeys, a hip online multi-media magazine, featuring literature, television, film, culture, and music. With thanks to the editor, Matthew Guerruckey.
My poem, “Magnolias”, published in The Camel Saloon this past April, was picked as an editor favorite (thanks, Russell!), to be placed in Volume 3 of their companion site, The Second Hump. This is great, as front page poems soon fall into the archival abyss, and don’t get read much. You can check out my poem, and other poems by Laura Behr, Amy Soricelli, Brian Wake, Stephen Jarrell Williams, and Jeremy Marks, at this link: http://secondhump3.blogspot.com/
Also, if you haven’t already, check out The Camel Saloon main site at http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/. I promise you’ll love the fine mix of poetry, prose, photography, and other goodies, and enjoy a warm welcome from editor/barkeep Russell Streur. It’s a real community over there, so please do visit them. I need to get back over there for a visit myself—it’s been a crazy couple of weeks at work! Cheers, Lauren
Little spring poem of mine, up at The Blue Hour today, at the link above. Please visit this lovely literary journal, full of wonderful poetry and prose, and edited by the lovely and wonderful Susie Sweetland Garay and Moriah LaChapell (thank you, ladies!).
Bolivian photo exhibit I did for The Camel Saloon, at the link above. I love editor Russell Streur’s write up (thanks, Russell!):
The Cocaine Museum, the Train Graveyard, the Guardian Bird and Grandmother Bowler.
Where do all the good things in life end up?
And the Camel Saloon is totally delighted today to announce the opening of a new photographic exhibition at the joint: a festive, colorful and all around lovely journey to La Paz, the Salt Flats and all points within shouting distance, created especially for the tavern by the festive, colorful and all around lovely Lauren Tivey.
Just had three poems picked up for The Camel Saloon. “Rainy Season” went up today, and two others will follow soon. I really, really like this literary journal—not only do they offer up some great work, but they’re friendly, efficient, and kind to their writers. You can check ‘em out at this link. A big thank you to editor Russell Streur.
Decided to stop ignoring my little old blog over on blogger. New look, new posts, poems, reviews, etc. If you have a literary publication, book, announcement, or other writing-related event, I’d be happy to share it on the blog—just message me.
My poem, “Chinese Pastoral”, now up in the current issue of Hobble Creek Review, available at this link. To read, click on Current Issue, then scroll to my name and click. Check out all the great work in this lit mag, if you have some time. A big thanks to editor Justin Evans!
Wow, I’ve been gone a long time from Tumblr. Spent last month traveling through the enchanted Guangxi region of China, and am now back to a busy semester of teaching (I’m up to my eyeballs in student essays!). Anyway, it’s nice to be back.
Here’s a poem dedicated to my mother and late stepfather (link above) just published in the Valentine’s Day issue of Yellow Mama. A little more sentimental than my usual fare, but I can’t help it~I get mushy when I write about the people I love. And BTW, those last two stanzas should have been kept in the original tercets…