Some Love from Journals

I’m thrilled to announce that I got a copy of the Michigan-based journal Third Wednesday in the mail today, and in the latest issue, I am the featured poet. Eight of my poems are included, as well as an introduction to my writing. Most of the poems included will be in my forthcoming full-length collection, which Unbound Content is publishing in 2013. The Third Wednesday poems are a nice preview of the book, especially in terms of the form, tone, and subject matter that my new collection will focus on.

Unfortunately, this journal doesn’t put any of its work online, but you can order copies through the website by clicking here.

I especially like the work Third Wednesday does because it often features a small sampling of writing by students in Detroit area schools. The editorial staff works with the organization Inside Out Literary Arts Project to foster creative writing in city schools and then supports some of the work through the journal.

In addition to the poems in Third Wednesday, I also have two pieces in the latest issue of Boston Literary Magazine. You can read them by clicking here, or ordering a print copy through the website.

Some General Updates

I’ve been having a decent streak of luck over the last few weeks in terms of publishing credits. I recently had a poem published over at Solstice Literary Magazine. I recommend checking out the publication. It has a great editor and an impressive advisory board, which includes Stephen Dunn. You can check out my poem, “Before He Enlisted,” here. The poem will also appear in my full-length collection, All That Remains, next year. I seem to keep writing about soldiers every now and then and the consequences of Iraq and Afghanistan (which is now the longest war in U.S. history). “Before He Enlisted” belongs with that set of poems. One of them is also included in my chapbook Front Man, “Political Soundtrack,” which addresses the wars from a protestor’s point of view.

I also had a poem published over at vox poetica, an e-journal run by the wonderful Annmarie Lockhart, who will also be publishing my full-length. You can check out the poem “The Plot” here. This poem will also be included in the new book.

I was also interviewed by fiction writer Gale Martin regarding my poetry and writing process. The interview is available here. Thanks again to Gale for that interview, and if you like her work, then you can see her read in Scranton when she takes part in the next New Visions Writers Showcase! More details will be available about that event closer to the July 21 date.

This month was also productive and lucky in the sense that I’ve been invited to be the featured poet in the late summer issue of the journal Third Wednesday! The main editor has asked for 8 of my poems and an intro to my work/poems.

I hope the good news will continue throughout the rest of the summer months!