How’s that for an enigmatic title? We can put this under the heading (once I get around to figuring out how to reorganize my “categories”) of Publishing News or Recently Published.
Not long ago T/OUR Magazine, subtitled “The Truth About OUR Stories,” solicited entries on the theme “Secrets.” T/OUR is a young literary magazine out of Seattle Washington, where there is a thriving artistic community. While T/OUR is all about the stories of the LGBT community, it is not at all exclusive to LGBT writers and artists.
They chose my little Halloween piece, inspired by a date who came Amish-style to a costume party, for their October issue this year. I’m proud to have one of my poems printed in their pages.
Click here for the front page of the issue (my links always open in a new window). You’ll find secrets, priests, tom-boys, gay teens, a “Home Remedy for Hickeys” and a recounting of “The Perils of Being Hot for Teacher in the 1980s.” All of this presented in a snazzy array of paintings, drawings, photography, stories and even prose poems. My contribution is on page ten, but I’m hoping you’ll peruse the whole issue.
There is a lot of great stuff, but my favorite poems are “Pearl Jam Ballet,” by Jess Nesbitt and “We Sit on Our Stories,” by Keigh-Cee Welsch. Enjoy.
- kerry nietz on his stragely plausible book, amish vampires in space (lisagodfrees.com)
- Monday Poetry Prompt #26 Results! (wedrinkbecausewerepoets.com)