Two of my poems, “Pretending to Be Normal (Eye Contact)” and “High School Jungle” were published in the anthology All Said & Done, a collection of light verse with some thought provoking pieces. The collection is published by The Amorphous Poetry Project.
My poem, “Homecoming” was republished by the Jim Morrison Project today. The website is a tribute to the late Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors and published articles, artwork, and (now) poetry.
“Homecoming” was written last year during NaPoWriMo 2011. It was an attempt to get into Morrison’s head and understand what was behind the events of the Miami incident of 1969. Whether Morrison exposed himself or not (I’m inclined to think not — and even then, there were First Amendment implications had he done so), one thing is clear: he was attempting to wake up and reach the audience on that spring night at the Dinner Key Auditorium. He had been inspired by (and had participated in) some performances of the Living Theatre — that night he tried their methodology to get through to his audience. Unfortunately, it ended in disaster and a court case in which public opinion and political aspirations were stacked against him.
Please check out the Morrison Project website. And while you’re at it, check out the fan artwork and prose pieces there. The site is a labor of love. Whatever you think or believe about Jim Morrison, the site is a must-see.
Autism and Empathy seeks “to undo the myths about autism and empathy that have stigmatized autistic people for so long”. The site features prose and poetry by autistics, family members, parents, and professionals. If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to go and read.
Great news! My poem, “Gulf Song” was published over >Poets for Living Waters. According to their site, PFLW is “a poetry action in response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico begun on April 20, 2010, one of the most profound human-made ecological catastrophes in history.”
Here is another new online publication accepting work about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, probably one of the worst environmental disasters ever, if not of our modern era.
Poets for Living Waters An Announcement and Open Forum A call for work and Gulf Coast Poems! Reprinted from Poets for Living Waters Poets for Living Waters is a poetry action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20, 2010, one of the most profound man-made ecological catastrophes in history. Former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky describes the popularity of poetry after 9/11 as a turn away from the disaster’s overwhelming enormity to a mor … Read More
One of my poems, “Listen”, was published in the 2009 issue of Spring Street.
“Listen” is an excerpt from a longer work, “Tales of the Night”, which I plan to eventually record as a spoken-word album with music.
I’ll give you a one-stanza sample from the poem:
one voice rises above the ghosts of pueblos
an older woman, grandmother of the tribe
sprinkles dust into the quiet fire before her
she calls up souls
to dance in the fire
out of the fire
against the sky”