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Negative Capability Journal

The time elapsed between submitting a poem and receiving a reply (yay or nay) can be days or months. If the answer is yay, more time, typically some months, will go by before the journal is published in print or online.

Today, my trip to the mailbox yielded up this impressive issue of Negative Capability Journal 2021 and I was thrilled to find two of my found poems included, on pages 14 and 15. But oh, the lengths they traveled to get here!

I submitted the work for NCJ’s culinary-themed issue in 2015 and within a week received an acceptance. A year later, I sent along a note asking whether the issue was still moving forward. A couple of months after that, I got an apologetic reply in the affirmative. In 2018, I queried again. In early 2020, I received an encouraging note. With no further word, I yielded to negative capability, figured the publishers had refocused on books and that was that. Until today.

Somehow, the stove got fired up and Negative Capability Journal cooked up a 120-page collection of delectable writing, visuals, comics, etc. It’s not yet listed on the website, but is a repast worth waiting for. Thanks, NCJ!

(By the way, by negative capability John Keats meant “capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.”)

BlueHouse Journal

Another one! Just received notice from the Canadian digital literary journal BlueHouse Journal that one of my found poems has now been published in Issue #5 on the theme stone. If you like rocks, have a look: the issue is full of them.

Neologism Poetry Journal

Auspicious! Neologism Poetry Journal has published two of my found poems in Issue #55. They last featured my work in Issue #30 and it’s lovely to be included again.

Wild Greens

How nice to begin 2022 with a note from Wild Greens saying that the Generosity issue has been published with three of my found poems included. Thanks to Wild Greens, and thanks to YOU for showing up and sharing my collection of musings. Happy 2022!

Beir Bua Journal

Based in County Tipperary, Ireland, Beir Bua is a journal of avant-garde poetics. Beir (pronounced bear) is Irish for bring and Bua (BOO-a) is Irish for victory, talent, virtue. I’m honored that Beir Bua Journal featured my found poem as their Christmas Day post and I’d be doubly honored if you’d visit the page and click Like.

Camas Magazine

May your heart be full

Shrapnel Magazine

Hugely grateful to Jo Ramsey and the editorial team at Shrapnel Magazine for publishing five of my visual poems, including “detective of fallibility,” one of my very earliest efforts.

Train

I live about a half mile from the train. The tracks follow the long curve of Bellingham Bay and the train sounds its horn repeatedly along the way, always the same four blasts, long long short long. I wrote a little poem about it and D.W. Adams, who likes trains, included it in today’s edition of Train: a poetry journal.

Apocalypse Confidential

Apocalypse Confidential, a web magazine of “edgy extrapolations, fringe fascinations, occult obsessions, risky ruminations, and aberrant associations,” has found five of my visual poems worthy of inclusion in that list. I’m thrilled and would be even more pleased if you’d visit the page and click Like, near the bottom, below the images.

Aji Magazine

Very pleased to have two of my found poems published in Aji Magazine, Issue 15, pages 70 and 71. Special thanks to Erin O’Neill Armendarez and Katie Redfield for their care and attention to detail.

The Pi Review

A surprise in this morning’s email: a note from The Pi Review saying that three of my found poems, submitted in May but never accepted or rejected, are published today! That’s the kind of surprise I like.

The Indianapolis Review

I am tickled to have four found poems published in the “Poets are Funny” issue of The Indianapolis Review. Editor Natalie Solmer has gathered some funny stuff for this issue, and we need some funny stuff.

(At the bottom of each page/post, there’s a Like button. Poets really appreciate your Likes, on that page, and on this one.)

Rejection Letters, belatedly

When, back in August, the journal Rejection Letters accepted two of my poems, I was thrilled. They said the poems would be published on September 29, which I noted in my calendar — on today’s date, October 29. Geez. So here, belatedly, are my two Rejection Letters poems, “The new math” and “At the laundromat with Pablo Picasso.” Thank you Rejection Letters!

Quartet

Back in July, I posted the good news that my poem “Ornament” had been published in Quartet Journal, Volume 1, Number 3. Here it is late October and Quartet has again honored me by selecting “Ornament” as the feature poem in their new call for submissions, currently appearing on a variety of poetry pages all over Facebook. Thank you again, Quartet Journal!

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The Babel Tower Notice Board

home page image of The Confusion of Tongues by Gustave DoréAn online journal out of England, The Babel Tower Notice Board celebrates “any act of writing intended as revelry, dissent, transgression, heresy, pleasure or play.” Enormously pleased that they have found two of my visual poems worthy of that description, featured today.

The Poeming Pigeon: today

The latest edition (the 11th) of the literary journal The Poeming Pigeon is themed From Pandemic to Protest and I’m honored to have an early pandemic poem, “On the trail, March,” included.

The Poetry Box LIVE will host a reading on Zoom today, Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 4:00pm Pacific, and you’re invited. The reading is expected to last 90 minutes; I’ll read 11th of 31 poets. No advance registration is required. Click here for details or find the event info on Facebook.

Dark Matter

Hugely grateful to editor Melissa Kwasny and everyone at Dark Matter for including five of my found poems in Issue 13 (about halfway down the page).

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Raven Chronicles Press, editors Phoebe Bosché, Anna Bálint, and Thomas Hubbard, and all the contributing poets whose combined efforts turned Take a Stand: Art Against Hate, a Raven Chronicles Anthology into the winner of the 2021 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. I am honored that my poem “Neither Silence nor Forgetting” is included.

Congratulations as well to the other winners and finalists in this year’s awards program.

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