Normally, I never seem to make this sort of post, but thought I would this year. A recent illness that I've been progressing through has made me view my own work with a different shade. My journal is now a talisman. Writing – always important – has now become something along the lines of breathing ... in terms of how much I need it – the good, the bad, and the ugly. And I do seem to write a lot of Lee Van Cleef, but that’s ok. He needs words too.
In 2010, a number of journals, print and online, said no to my works.
18 journals said yes: 40 poems accepted and 3 works of flash / Thanks to the editors of these venues:
BOXCAR Poetry Review
Istanbul Literary Review
Poets / Artists
This: A Literary Webzine
Used Furniture Review
This year I was pleased to have a poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize... “Cinéma Vérité” (Ramshackle Review) ... and two works nominated for Best of the Net: a poem, “All My Sins Rising and Other Uncertainties, after Reading Furious Cooking” (BOXCAR Poetry Review) and a flash/micro suite, “Studies in Window” (BluePrintReview).
Two collections published:
Lessons in Morphology (GOSS183)
Inside a Broken Clock (Finishing Line Press)