New publication in Redivider

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.



December Update on Poetdelphia and Other News…

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. 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.



New poem in the anthology BETWEEN: New Gay Poetry

So very happy to have a poem in this new anthology, BETWEEN, edited by Jameson Currier of Chelsea Station. Jameson is a great guy–a fine fiction writer and poet whose stories, novels and poems I’ve enjoyed for some time. Chelsea Station is an independent press he runs out of New York City, responsible for the great gay-themed literary journal of the same name, Chelsea Station. You can order copies here if you like. My poem, “Memory is a Taste That Lingers on the Tongue”, is about travel and relationships with people and places, and I am grateful to Jameson that it found a home in his anthology.

From the press release:


New Gay Poetry

edited by Jameson Currier

Between: New Gay Poetry, edited by Jameson Currier, features sixty gay poets writing on relationships between men: gay men with their friends, lovers, partners, husbands, dates, tricks, boyfriends, hustlers, idols, teachers, mentors, fathers, brothers, family, teams, co-workers, relatives, and strangers.

Contributors include Frank Adams, Shane Allison, Dallas Angguish, David-Matthew Barnes, Jeffery Berg, David Bergman, Bryan Borland, Casey Charles, Philip F. Clark, Mike Cluff, Steven Cordova, Craig Cotter, Lucas Crawford, Jameson Currier, Angel Erro, David Eye, Michael Graves, Peter Milne Greiner, Benjamin S. Grossberg, Vance Philip Hedderel, James Hodgson, Walter Holland, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Lee Houck, Richard Johns, Collin Kelley, Peter LaBerge, Daniel W.K. Lee, Raymond Luczak, Jeff Mann, Thomas March, Kevin McLellan, Rangi McNeil, Kelly McQuain, Stephen Mead , Matthew A. Merendo, Jory Mickelson, Stephen S. Mills, Michael O’Brien, William Reichard, Dennis Rhodes, Mark Travis Rivera, Ross Robbins, Steven Rydman, Jonathon Saia, Lawrence Schimel, Gregg Shapiro, Robert Siek, Christopher Soden, Phillip Gregory Spotswood, Stefen Styrsky, Shawn Syms, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, William Sterling Walker, Jeff Walt, Scott Wiggerman, Chuck Willman, Gregory Woods, Gerard Wozek, and Francis Zachary.