Poetry Update

Today I received my contributor’s copies of the excellent local journal Exit 13, which has two of my poems and a plug for my chapbook Swimming. (Just a reminder: if you’d like to purchase a copy you can do so from Maverick Duck Press for the bargain price of $5.)

I also had a very nice email from former Barefoot Muse contributor David Landrum, the Editor of Lucid Rhythms, a new online journal which is due to appear at the end of August. He’s taking three of my formal pieces including the triolet “Criss Cross.”

Current Barefoot Muse featured poet T.S. Kerrigan is guest editing an upcoming issue of the Raintown Review and solicited some work from me. (I do like it when that happens–it’s so civilized compared to the slush pile free for all!) I sent him six poems and he replied very positively, so I hope to see at least two in his final selections.

Finally, there’s a short piece about my Carriage House Poetry Reading from June, currently available online here.

Of course, none of this is exactly breaking new ground for me in terms of the prestigious mainstream literary journals, but it’s better than a slap in the face with a wet fish, as we say in Staffordshire.

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