What’s the big deal about The Queer South?

This morning I learned that THE QUEER SOUTH anthology made the American Library Association’s top ten LGBT Over the Rainbow titles. I have two poems in that anthology, edited by Douglas Ray. (It features the likes of Dorothy Allison and Richard Blanco.)  In celebration, I think I’ll add those poems to my Monday Poets reading tonight at the Free Library with Amy Small-McKinney. Details here:

Sibling Rivalry Press did an outstanding job overall this year with the ALA and full-length books by their talented poets. SRP’s editor notes the other titles in the message below:

“Sibling Rivalry Press featured (again and again—6 more times!) in the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow list of recommended LGBT literature.

THE QUEER SOUTH (ed. Douglas Ray) made the TOP 10.
THE EROTIC POSTULATE (Matthew Hittinger)
GOD OF LONGING (Brent Calderwood)
PRIME ( Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Phillip B. Williams, and L. Lamar Wilson)
JOY EXHAUSTIBLE – ASSARACUS #14 (eds. Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington).

We couldn’t be more proud.” — SRP

Read the entire list: http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow/archives/511


Assaracus #10

Nine of my poems came out in the April 2013 issue of Assaracus, their tenth issue. It’s a great journal out of Arkansas from Sibling Rivalry Press. Bryan Borland, their publisher extraordinaire, and his husband Seth Pennington do a fine job keeping it all going, especially by advertising their catalog via frequent car trips to various book festivals. I’m amazed at how much they do, and was happy to finally meet them in person this past February at the AWP Conference in Boston.



New poetry books atop my reading pile…


My poetry pile has some great new additions by Bryan Borland, Nate Kostar and Phillip B. Williams, I’m happy to say. And what are YOU reading out there in cyber-land?