Two new poems have been published in Posit Magazine:
“Current, Unique” and “Vectors” (a series)
Click on the image below to have a look:
I’m in excellent company with the other contributors, so please check out the whole current issue:
Dennis Etzel Jr.
Many thanks to editor Susan Lewis!
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Fell Swoop: The All-Bohemian Revue
just published five short-short poems of mine. Mercy to Joel Dailey.
PS Fell Swoop is a print-only magazine published in New Orleans by Joel Dailey. To subscribe, send a note to Joel on Facebook. It’s worth every Mardi Gras doubloon you can scrounge up.
Sublime summer, everyone! (Or wondrous wintertide for those below the Tropic of Capricorn.)
Some posts got pre-empted by my series on Robert Zend, after which I took a hiatus from the blog for a couple of months. So I’m cranking it up again like an old Victrola.
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Five minimalist poems from R Is the Artichoke of Rose
are in the latest issue of Cricket Online Review
. Mwah! to the editors.
Click on the image below for the first poem, then “advance” for the rest:
is my second chap from rob mclennan’s Above/Ground Press (the first was 2011’s If Leaf, Then Arpeggio
). This one’s a two-fer — it contains minimalist poems from my manuscript R Is the Artichoke of Rose
as well as material from the cosmic peregrinations of Blueshift Road
, a work in progress.
The title poem, “Sugar Beach,” gets its name from a white sand beach on Lake Ontario a couple of blocks from my home, with a view of the Redpath sugar plant; the cover’s Fragonard painting, “The Swing,” is a link in the poem’s chain of thoughts, along with a Smith & Wesson, a trapeze artist, and a black pigeon.
Click on the images or here
to order a copy from Above/Ground Press. Reviews of the chap are welcome.
Below is a sample poem from the collection, “Endless Regression of Heavens,” first published by Similar Peaks
Endless Regression of Heavens
Glaciers dribble foreign rocks
as dawn releases chicory blue.
Its fickle hues waltz round equator,
spool, top, dizzy moon, gainly
as the patter of millipedes ruffling
toward a country with no flag
but fields of chicory blue. Horizon,
chromatic with moments. What
of the next and the next, plunging
into myth evolving in the deeps?
Haunting the deeps while manning
the crow’s nest? With each finite
duration we arrive closer by half
to a famished constellation,
blinking beast perpetually devouring
a platter of chicory blue.
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Vispo Exhibit in Cobourg, Ontario:
Location: The Human Bean Coffee Shop
Duration: April 2014
Opening reception: April 1, 7:30 pm, with special guest Bill Bissett
I continue to be amazed at what a dedicated group of poets can do to put their town — Cobourg, Ontario, about an hour east of Toronto — on the poetry map in a big way. The Poetry in Cobourg Spaces committee (Ted Amsden, Wally Keeler, Katriona Dean, and James Pickersgill) came up with the brilliant idea to host TEXTual ARTivity, a visual poetry exhibition during National Poetry Month at The Human Bean, a coffeehouse in downtown Cobourg. The list of participants includes Canadian and American visual poets, some active since the 1960s.
The exibition will feature one of my ransom note collages (shown in the image below) as well as work by many others:
Angela Rawlings, Derek Beaulieu, Robert Zend, Bill Bissett, Helen Hajnoczky, Lindsay Cahill, Mark Laliberte, Jenny Sampirisi, Eric Schmaltz, Angela Szczepaniak, Gregory Betts & Neil Hennessy, Pearl Pirie, Eric Winter, Jessica Smith, Ted Amsden, Sharon Harris, Cliff Bell-Smith, Mary McKenzie, Wally Keeler, Katriona Dean, Gary Barwin, Judith Copithorne, michael j. casteels, Alixandra Bamford, Em Lawrence and Dan Waber
Click the image below for a generous article about the exhibit by Cecilia Nasmith in Northumberland Today:
Zendophiles will be interested to know that Robert Zend’s typescape Peapoteacock will be on exhibit:
Robert Zend, who is legendary in the field, will be represented by a playful piece his widow supplied, in which his words form intertwining pictures of a peacock and a teapot.
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Three minimalist poems from R Is the Artichoke of Rose
are in the latest issue of Spittoon, p. 2:
The issue also features work by
K. A. McGowan
Alice B. Fogel
Thanks to editors Matt VanderMeulen and Kristin Abraham!
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Tagged Alice B. Fogel, Camille Martin, Gregory Kiewiet, James Grabill, Jamey Gallagher, K. A. McGowan, Kristin Abraham, Matt VanderMeulen, minimalist poems, Patrick Kelling, poems, poetry, R Is the Artichoke of Rose, Spittoon
Katie Rosenthal, a student of Daniel Nester’s at The College of St. Rose, interviewed me about my new book, Looms
. I thought her questions were insightful and smart—it was a pleasure to be interviewed by her!
Click here or the image below to read the interview at the Stated website: