Recently I mentioned that three of my poems appeared alongside the work of Jason Allen and June’s featured poet Brian Fanelli in Contemporary American Voices. If you haven’t checked them out yet, please do. The July issue is almost here, so for our poems in June click here.
But it’s a great little journal to follow, so be sure to bookmark it. I was tickled to find quite a few poets’ names I recognized in past issues, including poet and blogger John Gallaher, and former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Many thanks to editor Lisa Zaran for her good work, and to Brian Fanelli for his kind invitation. I am honored to appear on those pages.
In other small press news three of my poems appear in the Tic Toc anthology which just came out days ago from Kind of a Hurricane Press. Obviously the theme is Time. You can purchase a hard copy for under ten bucks or download a PDF from their bookstore here. I appreciate editor A. J. Huffman’s diligent editing and the care with which she handles her poets, even making a last minute change I requested (dropping a final unnecessary line in one of my pieces).
Thus far my experience with editors in the small presses and such has been unexpectedly positive. I really haven’t been submitting as much as I had planned this spring, but I have begun comipling submissions for various places for the fall and winter, and I am crossing my fingers for a chapbook contest win for my upcoming collection The School Bus Poems. Wish me luck!