Four poems from the “Fear of Frogs” sequence are featured at Avatar Review 13
But read the whole issue: you won’t be sorry.
This week, Rob‘s in The Bahamas with me, Scavella, aka Nicolette Bethel. He hasn’t picked the best day for it — the birds are singing, they always do, but it’s overcast and going to pour. Still, the nice thing about rain in the sub-tropics (which isn’t like rain in Scotland, which I experienced one chilly day in Edinburgh on my way back from a conference in St. Andrews round the turn of the century) is that it’s drama at its best. And it’s warm. So hold on for flood warnings and steam baths.
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two more poems go live on tongues of the ocean:
Fire blooms burn into the
blue sky peace water
clear as tears touched
green, the famed beaches white
The strings of the mango dangled, plump
and sweet between my teeth, thick with juice
I recommend ’em both.
Three of ’em!
To appear in February.
They’re two of my favourites, and their trajectories are quite different. One of them has taken years to finish itself, and its genesis and part of its journey are here. The other appeared, virtually fully formed, on my doorstep during NaPoWriMo in April 2005. It just needed a bath and a spruce-up, and ta-da!
Thanks, Steve and co!
Having work accepted to places like qarrtsiluni and Anti- has had the effect of my paying closer attention to the way literary journals work, especially online. The above two make some use of the technology at hand, qarrtsiluni publishing a piece a day, and Anti alternating between issues and featured poet series.
The possibilities are endless, spreading before one like a sea. The lure of the internet as a space for publication sends up the kind of thrill that frontiers must have when they were frontiers.
So here’s the thing. If you were starting up an online literary journal, what features might you include?
She sing a song of eye and hill and help
that come from God.
Thanks, Dave and Beth!