Year of the Rabbit
Fortunetellers are smiling in the teahouses, their cards, leaves, bones bustling, as predictions and traditions call for arms reduction, a diplomatic solution, the gentle and peaceful; a good year for all. In the Middle East, grounds rumble, and skies screech, people of the ancient sands, seething. Here, at the temple market, animal cages, stacked, a cloud of flies, shit dripping. A...
2 poems →
A couple of poems, just up today on The Montucky Review. I really like this newer journal, and the editor, A.g. Synclair. Consider submitting, and help them get up and cranking!
All Summer in a Day, by Ray Bradbury →
Bradbury’s classic, heart-wrenching, 1954 short story about Margot, the little girl who lives on the planet Venus, where it rains constantly and the sun only makes an appearance once every seven years. One of my favorite stories of all-time.
Today, I rose and wrote poetry. Today, I sunned on top of a mountain, watched clouds float below, their shadows fracturing the slopes. Today, I lowered my strong, Irish body into the cooling river, fish flashing in luminous pockets. And this evening, I sit among the day lilies and their long legs, the orange tabby sprawled in the gauze of twilight beside me. Soon, the White Lady will...
Poem on Deuce Coupe →
Link to my poem, “Passing through Galveston”, just up today on Deuce Coupe, if you’re interested. I really like this online lit journal, and their sister publication, Rusty Truck. Some great “underground” work on both sites.
Chapbook Reviews →
Pre-release reviews for my chapbook, The Breakdown Atlas, are now in from poets Sascha Feinstein, Maureen Sherbondy, and Norma Ketzis Bernstock. If you’re interested, you can read them on my poetry blog at the link above (they’re pretty good!). The book will be available for sale next month.
"I love you, what star do you live on?" →
Link above for some poems of Conrad Aiken (1889~1973), including “Chance Meetings”, “The Dance of Life” (sexy!), “Discordants”, “Evensong”, “Miracles”, “Morning Song of Senlin”, “Red is the Color of Blood” (WOW!), and “Zudora”. I love love love Aiken. Also, here’s a link to the complete epic,...
Afterglow: A Poetry Blog →
The new blog is now up and running over at blogspot. You can follow the link above, if you’re interested. It’s easy to connect with Networked Blogs and Google Friend Connect. Hit me up, if poetry’s your thing!