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“pugilist grandmother” and other poems in Fell Swoop: The All-Bohemian Revue

Fell Swoop: The All-Bohemian Revue just published five short-short poems of mine. Mercy to Joel Dailey.

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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.


Camille Martin

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Seven Artichokes in MadHat

        I’m happy as the Cheshire Cat to announce the publication of seven little “artichoke” poems in MadHat. Thanks to editor Clare Martin, who nudged me to send some work.
          Please click the link below to arrive at MadHat‘s artichoke tea party:

MADHAT

PS Apologies for the rash of recent posts announcing magazine publications — after many months devoted to Robert Zend, I have a little catching up to do. There’s one more commercial, after which I promise to return to my regularly scheduled program of essays, reviews, interviews, and whatnot.


Camille Martin

“Greyish Elegy” and “Blind Engine” in The Rusty Toque

          I’m a bit late in announcing on Rogue Embryo the publication of two poems in The Rusty Toque — but it’s “never better never than late,” as I always say, when I can figure out the syntax.
          Many thanks to the editors at The Rusty Toque!
          Click the image below to go to the poems:

RUSTY TOQUE


Camille Martin

Of jonquils and grommets: Artichokes in Cricket

          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:

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Camille Martin

Of Lazyboys and bagatelles: Sugar Beach – my new chap from Above/Ground Press

FRAGONARD JPG          Sugar Beach 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 magazine:

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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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Camille Martin

Three minimalist poems in Spittoon

Three minimalist poems from R Is the Artichoke of Rose are in the latest issue of Spittoon, p. 2:

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The issue also features work by

K. A. McGowan
Gregory Kiewiet
Patrick Kelling
James Grabill
Jamey Gallagher
Alice B. Fogel

Thanks to editors Matt VanderMeulen and Kristin Abraham!


Camille Martin

Minimalist poems in the new Otoliths

Twelve short poems of mine inspired by word etymologies were just published in the new issue of Otoliths, a poetry magazine based in Australia. They are from a book-length manuscript entitled R Is the Artichoke of Rose. Click below to have a look:

OTOLITHS RESIZED

There’s a plethora of stunning poetic and visual work in this issue. Check out the table of contents. Thanks to Mark Young, publisher of Otoliths!


Camille Martin