|Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on May 15, 2016 at 5:25 PM|
Okay, I'm ba-a-a-ck. The plan is to post a new blog every Sunday or, failing that, at least once each year. Just kidding. The goal really is a weekly post.
So what am I reading? First, a delicious book of short stories by Connie Willis. This is science-fiction, a collection of some of her award-winning tales called The Best of Connie Willis. After reading the first four I can see why she's considered a Master. Highly recommended.
Also reading the May issue of Poetry magazine, featuring the poets of Australia. Very impressed so far. My favorites include Sarah Holland-Batt, Cassie Lewis, & Elizabeth Campbell. But special mention must be made of Amanda Joy & Petra White. Their work is excellent; in fact, Petra's poem, an excerpt from "The Wife, Ezekiel & God," practically exploded off the page at me, it's that amazing. I was really stunned.
As for Barbaric Yawp, I'm working on the May issue, which should be ready in June. Catching up, a bit at a time. Still not taking any new manuscripts for chapbooks--perhaps next year.
So that's it for today. The rain just quit, which is fine because it was turning into snow. The vagaries of spring.
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