Poem “To Gongyla” published in Figroot Press’s Sappho tribute issue

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I am proud to announce that my poem, “To Gongyla”, has been published in the September issue of Figroot Press, a very special issue wholly dedicated to celebrating Sappho and her poetry. Please excuse me while I cradle my head, it’s been utterly wrecked by reading these exquisite pieces now fluttering around in my mind like angry lacewings. Aaaah! And before I forget, here’s the link to the issue. Happy reading!


Poems “Zephyr”, ‘The Great Illusory Bamboozle…” and “Skymning: Interludes” published in The Wire’s Dream

Photo by Joshua Newton

Sorry if I’m a bit late with this one, the books beckoned – but three of my poems, “Zephyr”, “The Great Illusory Bamboozle Of The Polka Dot Shirt” and an old one, “Skymning: Interludes” have finally been published in the 2nd issue of The Wire’s Dream. Head over here to read my work – and of the others too.

And the Winners of the March Madness Divergent Literature Contest are. . .

????!!! I’ll have to pinch myself hard to see if I still exist on this Earth…

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

The editors of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and Secret First Draft are thrilled to announce  the winners of the March Madness Divergent Literature Contest

1st Place: Conflagration/Nathan McCool  Newest Member of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Inaugural Members of the Secret First Draft Literary Collective:

Second Place: Ligeia, under dimmed lights/Oloriel

Third Place: Marching in Madness & March Madness/1Wise-Woman

Fourth Place: The Magic Quilt/Zelda Reville

We are honored to welcome our new collective members and were thrilled with the quality of the writing submitted.  We hope that you enjoyed reading them as much as we did.

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Short Story “Bugger” published on The Naga

Photo by Mohamed Nohassi

I’m very delighted to announce that my short story “Bugger” has been published on Elancharan’s fantastic blog The Naga. This piece nearly didn’t get past the drafting stage because I couldn’t figure out an appropriate ending, but the huge, scary headline screaming “I WANT YOUR MADNESS” convinced me that this was worth finishing. Plus, I’m not sorry to say that I couldn’t resist that title –  I was dying to know if my insanity was compatible with The Naga after looking through the submissions of others and his own work.

I’m finally glad to know that it is, and I feel relieved and accepted as a fellow insouciant freak. Here’s the link to my short story!

Elancharan’s fiery spew of poetry ignites and provokes, no matter the subject. He simply can’t be ignored. And he is amazingly prolific. Do check out his work here!

Poems “The Sea, The Sea” and “Fir Tree”published in Figroot Press


I’m very pleased to announce that two of my poems, “The Sea, The Sea” and ” Fir Tree” (the latter having previously appeared on this blog) have been published in the December 2016 electronic issue of Figroot Press, produced by the linguistically talented duo of Tamara Franks and Eleanor Gray. I would highly recommend their past issues for a strong dose of  brilliant, imaginative poetry and beautiful artwork.

Here is the link to the entire December issue, and here is the direct link to my work.



Attention #PoetsForPeace Contributors: We are getting published & will need your help!

!!! Pass this on, fellow poets!


Hello Everyone,

This is for all present and future contributors for our collaboration #PoetsForPeace. Michael and I  are so excited to let you know that our friend and fellow blogger Laura M. Kaminski has graciously offered to help us get published in Praxis Magazine Online! Laura herself is an amazing writer and a published poet… I encourage you to check out her blog if you haven’t already done so.

In order to get published we will need  permission from our contributors who would like their piece published with this collaboration. One or all of these fields will need to be included: URL, Name, Location Contributor is writing from. “The standard Praxis copyright page at the beginning will show that copyright for contributed lines is retained by the individual contributors”.- Laura

Michael from the Poetry  Channel, will be contacting individual contributors with details soon; however, we wanted to make sure we…

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