This morning, I was doing some updates, and I realized that I forgot to mention something that was published back in April.
Earlier this year, the poet Ryu Ando invited me to contribute to the Operating System’s 8th Annual NAPOMO 30/30/30 Series. I chose to write about the nineteenth-century poet Edwin Arlington Robinson and how his poetry influenced me as a writer.
It was a huge honor to be a part of this, so why I forgot to mention it on this blog is a mystery.
Anyway, if you haven’t read it yet, you can check it out here.
I am excited to announce that my flash fiction piece “One More Time to Get It Right” is now in the new issue of Hypnopomp.
Thanks to editors Clarrie Rose and Deon Lee for taking a chance with my work.
My story “It’s Me, Your Imaginary Friend” is now in the new issue of Perspectives Magazine.
Perspectives is a literary magazine that publishes stories and poems told from the point-of-view of animals and inanimate objects. My story (as you can probably guess from the title) is about an imaginary friend.
Check out the story here, and consider submitting to this great publication.
Sometimes, publications close up shop, and works that they published are no longer available. This happened with several of my poems, including two of my favorites, “Golden” and “The Price Tower.” They were published two years ago in WOLVES, a great e-journal that went defunct sometime ago. Sadly, none of the issues they published are available online anymore.
Fortunately, RL Black, former editor-in-chief of Unbroken Journal and Unlost Journal, recently started a new venture, Defuncted, and has reprinted the two poems.
The Price Tower
It’s been a while since I’ve had some poems published, but I have some new ones in the August 2018 Burning at Tiny Flames Press, which was launched a few months ago by former Dirty Chai EIC Azia Archer.
So please check out the poems and submit something for a future burning because Azia is amazing!
I’m very excited that my flash fiction “Ella Grace” is in the new issue of Bending Genres. Thanks to Robert Vaughan, Meg Tuite, David O’Connor, and the rest of the BG staff.
Check it out here.
My latest flash, “Thaumatrope,” has been published in the inaugural issue of Rhythm & Bones. Thanks to Tianna Grosch, Charlie Allison, and Renee Firer, for not only giving this piece a home but for pairing it with some cool artwork as well.
So check out the issue and submit to them.
I’m very excited my nonfiction piece “Speaking in Tongues” is up at Luna Luna Magazine.
Thanks to Nadia Gerassimenko and the rest of the Luna Luna staff for publishing it.
Check it out here.
You really never know when inspiration is going to strike.
Last summer, I was standing in the line at Starbuck’s. I was wearing a pair of shorts and my William Faulker Light in August t-shirt from the Out of Print clothing company.
A man in front of me glanced at my shirt and smirked. “William Faulkner, eh?” After giving his opinion about Faulkner’s works, he shared an anecdote that his college professor had once told him about Faulkner visiting Harvard Square in the 1960s. According to the professor, people looked on in surprise as the author was walking to a bait-and-tackle store that no longer exists.
To be honest, the anecdote wasn’t that interesting. However, it gave me the idea for a stream-of-consciousness piece, “The Anderson Bridge,” which was just published issue 9 of formercactus, along with other great works.
You can check out the piece here. And please consider submitting to them—it’s a really great journal.