The summer issue of Ruminate is out! One of the things I love most about Ruminate is how it generates conversation. Each issue opens with notes from our readers on the theme and closes with notes from contributors. I’ve decided to join in the conversation with a regular feature called Editors Ruminate, in which I reflect on how the poems work together in relation to the theme of Opening the Door. Order yourself a copy of Issue 43 then read my take here.
My poem, “The Waiting” is in the Spring/Summer issue of Salamander Magazine. You can preview the poem online, but be sure to buy a hard copy to read the stunning work by Dan Beachy-Quick, Patricia Clark, Michael Bazzett, and others.
Honored to have “Fossils in the Making” named a finalist in the Cleveland State University Poetry Center first book contest! A different version of this ms. (“Being a Body”) was also named a finalist two years ago. Here’s to more revisions! You can read about the winner and other finalists here.
Bin Ramke selected my poem “Lamb Body” for the 2015 Academy of American Poets Prize at Colorado State University. You can now view the poem online here.
New poem up in The Cresset. Check if out, if you please.
I’m honored to be Imgae Journal‘s June Artist of the month!
“Gifted newcomer Kristin George Bagdanov is a border-crosser: in her poems, she moves her needle back and forth across the gap between mind and body, heaven and earth, human and nature, human and divine, then pulls the thread tight, drawing the panels together….”
Read more and see one of my poems from Image’s 25 year anniversary issue.
My thoughts on tragedy, poetry, symbol, issues, and grieving online. Ruminate.
Two new poems, “Commodity Body” and “Damage Body,” are up in the May issue of Word Riot. Check them out here.
Head over to Ruminate for my post “6 Literary Magazines you should read in 2014”
Why 6? I’m not sure…