Archive for the ‘Publications’ Category

“The Lean Sonnet Zine”

March 21, 2010

My sonnet, “Postcard”, is in the new, and newly redesigned, 14 x 14. Click around–be sure to check the Author Index for sonnets by our favorites.


Marke that it doth Sucke too Much!

December 4, 2009

Be it Known that Broadside Four of The Flea, a journal compiled by Paul Stephens, formerly of Leeds and Harrogate, late of The Strand and presently engaged in sundry Enterprises in the Colonies, has been brought forthe. Therein, yours truly presenteth “Sticking Point.” But stop not until you Reade entries by Rose Kelleher, Timothy Murphy and other Actors exemplary of our Irish Problem.

An Emerald Fist of Pistols

December 1, 2009

Tilt-a-Whirl, an online poetry journal spun off from Kate Burnadette Benedict’s Umbrella Journal, hits today with its first issue. Its thing is repeating forms, and in it, under villanelles, is “The Theme from Shaft: III. History” by our very own. Read also villanelles by Marybeth Rua-Larsen and Michael Cantor, something nonce by Mary Meriam, and a ballad [no “e”] by Maryann Corbet. And read the new Umbrella. And, since I’m just talkin’ ‘bout Shaft, read all three parts in my chapbook Aquinas Flinched. Support an independent publisher of poetry and help me make my nut. Because the Modern Metrics imprint at Exot…these people are leg breakers.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered…

September 16, 2009

My sonnet, “Western Union,” was selected by 14 by 14 for the Love Sonnet edition. Above, we have me reading it last Sunday at Bar on A in New York. See, also, a smashing 14er by Christopher Hanson among the loves sonnets.

Note, further, that my YouTube gallery features several others reading at the Carmine Street Metrics event at Bar on A, namely Quincy Lehr, Wendy Sloan, Nemo Hill, and David Katz.

Back-to-School Umbrella!

September 2, 2009


The fall issue of Umbrella covers the syllabus, and I am allowed the last word on science. For history and math, you want W.F. Lantry. David Rosenthal is exclusively focused on math. Cutting biology?—Hey! That’s Martin Elster! Rose Kelleher drops out with a villanelle.

The Beak of the Chimaera…

August 10, 2009


…has gone to ground with many well-wrought forms. See, for example, “My Imaginary Friend,” a sestina by Tad Richards, “The Goddess Works Her Loom” by Enriqueta Carrington, and “Mechanics of the Sun,” a sapphics piece by yours truly. The three of us provide audio.

Also much ado about Ann Drysdale, the featured poet.

Stop in. Anytime.

“The Prophet Sings…”

June 1, 2009


My sonnets, “Recession” and “Old Contracts and Leather Pants” are in the new issue of Soundzine. It is a special sonnet issue with the likes of Peter Bloxsom, Paul Stevens, and Toni Clark.

Also out, though I’m not in, are The Barefoot Muse and Umbrella. I’ll even plug The Literary Bohemian.

All these online journals, each a monster in its niche, hit the web today!

Huncke Brought to Book

April 24, 2009


I finalized my book deal with Seven Towers, the publisher in Dublin, over the weekend. We had a signing session after dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant called Sinners, which has a picture of Adam & Eve (the snake and apple moment) on the cover of its menu. Huncke is due out in about a year.


I’m very happy to be associated with Seven Towers, which has published Quincy Lehr and is about to bring out a book of poems by Ray Pospisil. They have also launched a weekly reading in Brooklyn, The Last Wednesday Series, which will be a twin event with a monthly reading they host in Dublin. In Brooklyn, the reading is at Rocky Sullivan’s bar in Red Hook. The Dublin reading takes place at Cassidy’s Bar. Check the websites for details—the New York reading debuts next Wednesday, April 29.

As for the trip to Ireland, it included splendid weather and a splendid weekend with Sarah and Oran from Seven Towers. They introduced me to Ross Hattaway, a poet originally from New Zealand, now living in Dublin, whose poetry has a distinctively eastern sparseness and imagistic feel. We also had dinner with Steve Conway, whose book, Shiprocked: Life on the Waves with Radio Caroline, Seven Towers is promoting. Very interesting guy—Radio Caroline, named whimsically after Caroline Kennedy, was somewhat literally a pirate radio station, anchored in the North Sea from the 1960s to the 1980s. Heady times.

From Dublin, I headed to Cork and read at the weekly O’Bhael reading at the Long Valley. Great atmosphere for a reading, and wonderful poets.

I am currently in Lisbon, Portugal. Another world. Right up there with Paris, Venice, and Istanbul in terms of first impressions. I will post some photos and videos when I return.

Unsplendid 2.2

April 16, 2009


I’m in with “Dead Catfish” and “Marseille”. And may I direct you to “Grand Central Freeze” by my compadre Austin MacRae in the current issue of Unsplendid. Austin and I also lack luster with chapbooks at Modern Metrics.


February 2, 2009


The new Soundzine is online. It features three from me, including “Watching Women and Dogs on the Campo St. Maria Mater Domini,” which first appeared in my Chapbook, Aquinas Flinched, published by Modern Metrics.

This issue of Soundzine features poetry on the topic of “Woman”. Lots of great stuff by Marybeth Rua-Larson, Jee Leong Koh, Rose Kelleher, and Michele Lesko. It is one of my favorite online journals, featuring great art, recorded readings (thus the name), and very good poetry. It’s a thrill and honor to get in.

Thanks for checking it out.