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.
Just 10 more days to enter Ruminate Magazine’s poetry contest, judged by the incredible Alice Fulton! Winner receives $1,500 and publication! More info here: http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize/
Ruminate Magazine is celebrating 10 years of chewing on life, faith, and art! The 10th anniversary issue features new work from past contributors, drawing together our history and our future as a journal. It hasn’t been easy making it as a print journal, and we couldn’t have come this far without the support of our readers. Check out our 10th anniversary issue here.
A Review of Jamaal May’s HUM (Alice James Books, 2013)
The repeated image of the needle invites the reader to investigate how such objects, and the places and people they represent, become patterns that bind together that which frays. This collection asks: What can be salvaged from a city or a person that has been punctured, dragged, forgotten? A needle can mend a wound or open a vein. A needle can also translate the grooves of a record into song; needles can bring “light through drawn blinds” and “wind through a window’s failing”; “old factories needle / into the sky” (“The Hum of Zug Island”).
AWP attendees! Join us for a panel on poetry and the environment with Matthew Cooperman, Brenda Hillman, Angela Hume, and Rusty Morrison, moderated by Kristin George Bagdanov.
Room 403 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Info on the AWP program
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.
Jessica Piazza from Poetry Has Value interviewed Brianna Van Dyke (editor-in-chief) and me about how and why we pay contributors to Ruminate Magazine. Here’s an excerpt of her introduction:
The intelligent, practical and, well, real way the editors articulate the struggles with and importance of sound business focus in the poetry world was so important for me to read. And I think it’s important for you to read, too. We could all use a little more straight talk and, perhaps, a little less fear that we’re ruining our art when we try to perceive the many ways it’s valuable, including economically.
Read the full interview here and be sure to follow her project to hear about what other magazines are doing to help change the conversation of value and worth in the poetry world.