Empty Mirror is a great online literary journal that features reviews and articles on Beat literature along with contemporary textual and visual poetry. Today, the magazine published five of my poems: “Swimmers on 20th Street,” “Travel to Cashback,” “Le Coup,” “Prisoners of More,” and “Soup de Jour (Election Year).” You can read them here.
A few notes on these. “Le Coup” is loosely based on the documentary film Man on Wire, about Philippe Petit’s successful covert operation to connect a tightrope wire between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and then walk across it. Although “Soup de Jour” was written years before the current president was even a candidate, it seemed pertinent enough that I posted it to the 100 Thousand Poets Resistance Poetry wall. On that blog, it was formatted without the spacing. This is its first public appearance with line indents as intended.
Today, Black Poppy Review published my poem “Future Dragons.” This very recent piece is a rather baroque look at sea serpents living with modern indifference to their magic. You can read the complete poem here.
Online poetry magazine Futures Trading publishes “forward facing” work. A new issue, number 5.3, was released today. It includes one of my pieces called “Quiet Rhizome.” You can check out the issue here.
Underground poetry blog In Between Hangovers keeps dropping that outlaw poetry, several posts a day, day after day. Today, another of my poems got the treatment; this one’s called “A Short History of Time.” You can read it here.
The “Klox and Katz Ink” issue of Clockwise Cat, number 38, was released sometime last week. I just learned it was available on Yumpu. A freewheeling literary magazine featuring leftist rants, pictures of street art murals, and a big poetry selection, Clockwise Cat #38 also includes my poem “128 Words for Lies” spread across pages 65-66. You can read the issue here.
That time I (finally) got a poem published in Baltimore’s Shattered Wig Review, a journal based out of Normal’s Bookstore (at the time), landing in Issue #17. “Folie a Deux” was one of my best pieces, IMHO. The whole issue is over the top with collages, pieces by Blaster Al Ackerman (fiction and art, plus photos of the man himself!), Batworth, Mok Hosfeld, John Bennett, and editor Rupert Wondolowski, as well as “Pretty Beaver” cartoons by my friends Mary Knott and Beppi, among lots of other wild stuff. No date on the rag, but this was definitely circa 1996.
The new issue of Otoliths, number 47, was released this morning. Another amazing issue filled with visual and textual poetry of all types. It also includes a set of materials from me: a textual poem “The Queen’s Needle” plus a new video using a section of that piece, and seven stills from the video. You can view it all here .
Online poetry journal Black Poppy Review published my poem “Shattered Maps” yesterday. This one is an offshoot of my Civilization’s Lost series examining the fragility of cultures and nations. You can read it here.