Marjorie Maddox, Winter 2017

Featured Image -- 9978I recently mentioned having ordered the new chapbook by Marjorie Maddox, Wives’ Tales (Seven Kitchens Press) and I am now enjoying her, sometimes dark, take on old stories legends. For a lighter twist on some characters from history and literature, check out Marjorie’s clerihews in Word Fountain’s Winter issue.

The magazine will be opening for submissions sooner than usual as we’ll be switching from a summer and winter schedule to spring-summer and fall-winter issues. The new submission window will be from February 24th through March 31st!

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Two Sets of Clerihews by Marjorie Maddox

Literary Clerihews
Marjorie Maddox

has an ear
for lovely sonnets.
He must know phonics!

* * *

Edgar Allan Poe
loves to scare us so
with thumping hearts beneath the floor
and ravens squawking, “Nevermore.”

* * *

Peter Pan
won’t ever be a man.
It’s too much fun to stay

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Correction to the original! I accidentally wrote the wrong date in the original share here. Word Fountain submissions will be open until March 31st!


    1. Brian Dean Powers says:

      Having looked at the poems you have posted from the current issue, it appears WF has attracted quite a few writers with professional reputations.

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    2. Yes, we have! Marjorie is one who I know personally, but we had many others who saw our submission calls. It’s always exciting to put newly published poets right next to experienced ones. We’re aiming for more students and non-professionals in the mix as well. I hope you’re submitting again, Brian. The new window opens tomorrow and last through March.


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