The Dead of Winter III Anthology by Milk and Cake Press is out and it’s gorgeous. I’m happy to have two poems, “A Modern Highway Death” and “February” in it. “February” was originally a traditional sonnet in iambic pentameter, if I’m remembering right, but it didn’t have a volta. It later relaxed into this one. I found another version where two lines got cut, and, well, this is what has happened the couple of times I’ve tried to write sonnets. I am not a forms writer, but I enjoy some Japanese forms on occasion.
An earlier version of it was published in Entropy as part of a very long hybrid piece (they, unfortunately pulled everything, so it’s nice to see part of the longer piece get a second life). “A Modern Highway Death” was first published in Spillway.
The editors, Kim-Jacobs Beck and Miranda Scharf were wonderful to work with and very professional. The cover art of all of the collections was done by Jonathan Scharf and Dan Beck does the layout and design. Grateful also to editors, Jasmine Warner and Heather Phillips.
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