A poem of mine, “Buried,” is in the newest issue of Leaves & Flowers (“The Time Issue), a wonderful print literary journal available for only $7.50….right here. Boom.
Check out my poem “Ode to Bukowski” in the February 2011 issue of Red River Review.
Richard Wood (Twitter handle @rbwood) is a fantastic writer who hosts/runs a podcast called The Word Count (which is free via iTunes).
The most recent episode is live, featuring a handful of amazing writers reading their own works, including me reading three poems (“At the Crick,” “A Bar in Wixom, Michigan, on a Tuesday Night,” and “Once More the Stars”). It’s a long episode, clocked in at just over an hour, but it’s definitely a good listen (and, again, it’s free), so follow the links below and enjoy.
Two poems of mine are now published in issue #20 of the online lit mag The Legendary: “Tequila Sunrise” and “Memorial Day 2010.”
Check them out here.
The online lit mag Like Birds Lit has published my poem “A Bar in Wixom, Michigan on a Tuesday Night.”
Check it out here.
Her smile makes me ache;
those eyes like galaxies – wanting and
hungry – portals into another
place and time. In the rain
I hold her close our hands
tangled we kiss electric.
She is Hope, evidence
of something more.
If you’re interested, two of my poems are up over at Year Zero Writers – “My Stylist at Supercuts” and “Recurring Dream.”
Find them here. Enjoy.
I want so much to be like Chuck
finding my salvation at the bottom of a bottle and
scoring leftover prescription pills from friends of friends, but
I fall short and can’t quite manage to recreate his gritty realism
and I wonder if it’s because I’ve
never had the struggles he did, the crippling
alcoholism, the bouts with depression
the whores at the ready their fingers painted brightly
the long walks and the mornings after, the
biting migraines chewing away at you slowly
the only salvation
the words creeping out of your pen
onto the motel stationary,
the only sanity you have left.
Year Zero Writers is currently featuring four poems of mine on their site:
“Woman at the Bar”
“My Neighbor in the Apartment Across the Hall”
You can find them all right here.
They also featured a short story of mine a few weeks back, “Make Moves, Chickie,” which you can read here.