Petrichor Issue 21 is full of interesting writing and includes a number of great visual art pieces. My work is an ekphrastic poem about Joan Mitchell’s “The Hudson” painting from the 50s, called “The Hudson Looks Different.” Also included is an asemic art or writing piece, made from old journals and sketchbooks, a palimpsest of sorts. I love the range of experimental work in Petrichor and am grateful to Seth Copeland and the other editors for these publications. Find my work here.
Eat the Storms Inaugural Issue | Artwork by Koss
Honored to have tornado artwork (a watercolor) in the first Eat the Storms literary print journal, a project of the international Eat the Storms Poetry Podcast (from Ireland). It’s a fine-quality journal with glossy pages and color work–plus lots of great writing. Eat the Storms Podcast and Eat the Storms Journal are edited/curated by Damien Donnely, and the issue was co-edited by Gaynor Kayne, a Belfast poet.
Asemic Writing, Erasure Poetry | Up the Staircase Quarterly
Grateful to be in Up the Staircase Quarterly #57. This issue is full of great poetry and art. Poetry by these people included:
- Quinn Forlini | “Attenuation”
- Sanvitti Sahdev | “I fill up”
- Fiona Lu | “hunting”
- Oluwafisayo Akinfolami | “Semantics”
- Satya Dash | 2 poems: “Elasticity” and “Two Deaths”
- Jill Khoury | “Subjective Units of Distress Scale 1-10”
- Ran Zhao | “floodpath”
- Olivia J. Kiers | “Shower: Arc de Triomphe”
- Anaïs Deal-Márquez | “Gringa.”
- Jace Raymond Smellie | “for my grandma doris almost four years after”
- Chase Dimock | “Contaminants”
- Kolbe Riney | 2 poems: “sexy villain” and “voyager”
and artwork by:
- Sara Louise Wilson | Haunt Me + more
- Elizabeth Wing | Blüd Rites
- jw summerisle | Strangers
- Shelbey Leco | Blue.
- Koss | Wuthering Heights 1, Magpie +more
- Tomislav Silipetar | WHAT IS LEFT
Emanuela Iorga is the issue illustrator with multiple bullet-riddled images in a starkly graphic (not literal) style.
Also, reviews by:
- Tyler Friend | Him or Her or Whatever
- Jasmine Elizabeth Smith | South Flight
- L.E. Bowman | What I Learned from the Trees
I have four pieces from a magpie/hare series slated for my book, plus one visual poem that utilizes text from a poem, “Shoulder Story,” originally published in Rogue Agent. The other pieces reference or erase passages of Wuthering Heights. Find my page here, and read the whole issue here.
I’ve been taking a break from writing poetry and doing visual word art, including asemic writing/recycling from journals, crossword poems, and uncategorizable stuff, but I have lots of work coming out in the next few months, including some difficult abuse writing and some more visual poetry in Diode. It feels good to get back to painting and drawing.
Done 2021 | Water-Soluble Crayon on Crossword Poem
Done, 2021, a visual poem on newsprint crossword—created by moi at the end of the year. I’ve been depriving myself of color for a long time. Here’s a new start to occasional color. Happy New Year!
Poem | Millais’ Ophelia
CW SUICIDE | Once a sonnet, once a not-sonnet, longer and in Entropy in a haibun, now reduced to this. Included is a photo of Millais’ Ophelia, which in its original form was too festively colored to convey the tragedy, imho. I started writing this in my head and with my camera in 2017 . . . With Max’s help. I hate it when artists romanticize suicide, and this wasn’t my intention in writing this. It’s more a poetic recording of an event and conversation. A distancing container.