Saturday, December 05, 2009

Mel Bosworth: When the Cats Razzed the Chickens

A short while ago, I ordered Mel Bosworth's recently released chapbook "When the Cats Razzed the Chickens & Other Stories". Since receiving my copy in the mail, I have read it from cover to cover several times. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Of the twelve stories included in the chap, three deserve special mention: "Xyrophobic Me", "The Stumbling Conquistador", and "Leave Me as I Lessen". These are excellent pieces that do an amazing job of combining tantalizingly odd material with clear and interesting thematic treatment. "Xyrophobic Me" in particular is one of the best pieces of writing I have come across in a long time. The chapbook is available from Folded Word Press here. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December elimae

I have two new poems out in the December issue of elimae. Lots of nice work by Mel Bosworth, David Erlewine, Howie Good, Joy Wood, J. Michael Wahlgren, Sean Patrick Hill, Kristian Radford, and many others. Check it out.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A cappella Zoo

I am very happy to have received an acceptance for one of my poems for the Spring 2010 issue of A cappella Zoo

Sunday, November 08, 2009

nibble 10

nibble 10 arrived in my mailbox this weekend. Lots of good poets in this one. Also, a small poem by me. You can check out nibble here:

Also arriving, packaged in with nibble, was a free copy of Durable Goods. Some very enjoyable poems, including an especially nice one by Aleathia Drehmer titled "Clarity". Check out Durable Goods here:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Folded Word Chapbooks

Folded Word is offering new chapbooks by two great writers, Jessie Carty and Mel Bosworth. I ordered mine last night. I can't wait to read them. The chapbooks will also be offered as e-books. Go here to order:

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Shape of a Box

The wonderful Jessi Graustein at Folded Word has created a wonderful video to accompany two of my poems. Up now at Shape of a Box here:

Many thanks to Jessi and also to Jessie Carty at Shape of a Box.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Best of the Net

Folded Word has nominated my poem "Reference" for the Best of the Net anthology. Congrats to Folded Word's other nominees and many thanks to Folded Word's indefatigable managing editor, Jessi Graustein!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Unscroll Volume 3

I have a prose poem in Unscroll Volume 3, up now at Gold Wake Press. Lots of good stuff here, including an excerpt from Cooper Renner's novel, A Death by the Sea.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September Elimae

I have a new poem up in the September issue of elimae:

This is an outstanding issue. Lots of great stuff by lots of great people. Check it all out here:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August Pank

The August issue of Pank is up with lots of good stuff:

Be sure to check out this brilliant piece by Mel Bosworth.

Also, a short poem by me.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

New Issue of Alba is Out

Alba 19 is now out and full of good stuff:

Especially check out this great poem by Howie Good:

Also, good stuff by Brian Beatty, Carla Criscuolo, Rufo Quintavalle, Aaron Poller, Peter Schwartz and many others.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dru Philippou at Simply Haiku

Check out this haibun by Dru Philippou in the Summer 2009 issue of Simply Haiku:

I you haven't already, check out this one from awhile back in Haibun Today:

For my money, Dru Philippou is one of the best writers working in the haibun form today.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Right Hand Pointing 27

The "Very Short Work" issue of Right Hand Pointing is up. It is full of great short pieces by Mel Bosworth, Howie Good, J.A. Tyler, Anna Bellamy Lucas, and many others. Also, a short poem of mine. Check it all out here:

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Bones of Saints Under Glass

Jeff Fleming, editor of the small poem print mag nibble, has a new chapbook out, The Bones of Saints Under Glass. I just received my copy in the mail today. There are some fantastic poems in here. (Some of my favorites are "I am alone", "You Have to Find the Light", and "A Few Feet".) Buy it from Propaganda Press for only $5 at

If you need more convincing, read this excellent review by Doug Holder

This chapbook is a great read!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


The Twitter-based poetry magazine Form.Reborn will be making 5 of my short poems available via Twitter the week of May 11 (one per day) and will then archive them on their website ( To receive the poems, sign up on Twitter and follow formreborn.