Christmas came a little early with the arrival of Redivider literary journal over the weekend, with my poem “Camping as Boys in the Cow Field” in it. The poem won a contest at last year’s AWP, selected by R. Dwayne Betts, a poet I hope to meet some day. I’ve been working on a new chapbook with this poem in it. Redivider is published by the fine folks at Emerson College.
Bumble is also happy to announce that one of my poems appears in the just-out anthology, BETWEEN: New Gay Poetry, edited by Jameson Currier of Chelsea Station Editions.
I’m posting a link to the salon series I run, Poetdelphia. Come join us, if you like. RYAN ECKES, SUZANNE PARKER & DAVID GROFF are reading this Friday the 13, 2013. http://poetdelphia.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/poetdelphia-dec-13-suzanne-parker-ryan-eckes-david-groff/ David Groff is a poet I met some years ago, a writer from NYC with an amazing new book called CLAY. Suzanne Parker is a poet I met during one of the happiest summers of my life, a summer I spent writing in Prague. Suzanne had won a fellowship for her poetry that year–the summer of 2001, I believe. Her new book is called VIRAL, which focuses on the bullying case of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who killed himself. Ryan Eckes is an affable local fellow whose inventive poetry often depicts working class themes. Poetdelphia attempts to break down the barriers between various writing cliques and to help audiences discover new writers.
In other writing news, it’s been a good couple of weeks with new poems picked up for two anthologies, Drawn to Marvel: Superhero Poems and The Queer South. These anthologies are due in 2014, and they come on the heels of publication of one of my poems in BETWEEN: NEW GAY POETRY, out just now from Chelsea Station Press and edited by Jameson Currier.