I’d like to thank The Camel Saloon for publishing “Turtle-Whisper” today — this poem was written for Peter Street as a token of gratitude.
I’d also like to thank Via Negativa for inspiration and hospitality: “Bamboo” (written for Todd Mercer and Michaeleen Kelly) went up yesterday,
and also at Via Negativa, “Society Rag” — Dave Bonta has termed this “bird-nerd poetry” — it is a roll-call of woodpeckers.
By the way, if you’re interested in translation, take a look at some of the fascinating work going at Via Negativa in the new Poetry of the Other Americas series — check it out!
Thanks again for stopping by and reading.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you, my friends — thank you for being such generous readers and wonderful people.
Here are the final thank-you notes for 2014; I seem to be closing out 2014 with an overflowing basket of blessings:
The Stare’s Nest has kindly published my New Year’s Eve poem, “Breaking Bread” — today, on New Year’s Eve yet! Thank you and Happy New Year to editor Judi Sutherland!
Both The Lake (editor John Murphy) and Verse-Virtual (editor Firestone Feinberg) have released their January issues a day early — thank you, John Murphy, for including my new poem “Remembrance” at The Lake, and Firestone Feinberg for reprinting “It’s a PIRATE!” in the January issue of Verse-Virtual. (“It’s a PIRATE!” is from last penny the sun, Balkan Press, 2014).
I’d like to thank Russell Streur, editor of The Camel Saloon (AGAIN) for selecting “Elusive Alchemist” as one of the two December poems from The Camel Saloon to be reprinted in The Second Hump — I’m deeply grateful to have the “Elusive Alchemist” honored in this way.
I’d like to thank Russell Streur, editor of The Camel Saloon, for publishing my poem “Elusive Alchemist” — it’s a delight to be back at this fine establishment!
I’d also like to thank Dave Bonta of Via Negativa for opening a discussion about “Ecopoetics” on Facebook this week, which prompted me to write “Observer’s Credo” — which Dave generously offered to put up at Via Negativa as well. Please click on the links below the post to follow the threads that led to this one.
I’d like to thank Russell Streur, editor of The Camel Saloon, for publishing my prose-piece “Three Pigs and Wolf” on October 21st, and also Keely Honeywell, of RiverLit, for publishing “Monkey Trap” on RiverLit – 100 Words on October 20th.
For those who enjoyed watching Nic Sebastian’s remix of my poem “Joining the Lotus Eaters” into a video-poem, you may also like to watch Marie Craven’s video of the same poem here — it is fascinating for me to see this poem heading off on its own adventures! (Thanks again to The Poetry Storehouse for archiving some of my poems, and making them available to these amazing film-makers under a Creative Commons license!)
And just yesterday, I had a delightful collaborative exchange with Dave Bonta — he posted a series of wonderful photographs under the title “A Nature Walk at the Airport” on his Via Negativa blog, and I responded with a ten-poem cycle called “Tree Ring Cantos” which he generously published on his blog this morning. Marvelous fun!
Thank you, friends, for your continued support! (I wouldn’t be brave enough to do this without your encouragement.) Blessings, all.