You may not know I’m on the poetry reading team at Flypaper Lit. A cool journal with Ohio ties, we are open for submissions now through the end of February.
So gather your best poems and short fictions. Your most pristine lines and revelatory tales. Your weird ideas in word form. Send them to us.
My poem “Reading Is Fundamental” has been anthologized by Ghost City Press in their new digital collection My Loves.
It remains my favorite poem I’ve ever written. I managed to finish it at a reading in December without sobbing, which was a first!
I hope you are enjoying the holidays. Whichever ones you recognize. I’m in Connecticut with my bf and his family. Which lands 2 firsts: destination holiday and Christmas with him and his family. (We holiday’d separately last year.) Strange to be around a large family that actually likes one another.
As 2020 and the third decade of the 21st century approach, I told myself, Take these couple weeks off. Don’t fuss. Embrace the irregular. Skip the gym. Drink more. Write less. Relax. Yeah, ok, sure. I worked out like crazy yesterday and I started 3 new poems! I have a better chance of giving up coffee – something I’m considering in 2020 as a money saver.
Ok, lemme get back to my Four Roses.
You can find my poem “Potato Salad” in the latest issue (No. 7) of Screen Door Review. The poem is a one-off, a piece without a project. I can’t remember if it was born of dream, memory or overheard secret, but I kept returning to the macaroni salad and a bee on a wet petal’s ledge.
Screen Door Review is a fantastic journal – so spend some time with the entire issue and their archive. They highlight literary voices of the queer South. Think about that for a minute. It’s an important, vital context for this necessary, urgent work.
If I had to pick a fave from issue 7, it’d be “A Little Sugar in the Tank.”
I always forget that my out-of-print first book – Going Fast in Loose Directions – is on Amazon for almost $1000. I have no idea who the sellers are. People who purchased the signed copies perhaps.
Also, I have an author page there. I updated it as we move into 2020 and the debut of Sagittarius A*.
who before us lived
through what we take for granted.
May we make them proud.
#worldaidsday #gayforebears #gayuncles #haiku #instapoem #theAuthor #neverforget
Thanksgiving greetings, everyone. I have something amazing for which to be thankful.
Sagittarius A* has found a permanent home!
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