Issue #12, Winter 2017

Most of Word Fountain‘s Winter Issue is live on the website version now, and the rest is coming this week. BUT, you can still get gorgeous print copies of these babies with this luscious cover art by Ainslee Golomb. and you can And you can submit to lucky issue #13, the spring-summer edition! The deadline is…

Young Word Fountain Poet Competes in DC

I’ve been sharing a few posts from Word Fountain, the newly revived little literary magazine I have the honor of editing. We’ve been posting the pieces of the current issue that will go together to become the online version. Along with those pieces and bios, we’ve tried to include some links to the authors’ work…

For the Man in the Museum, by David J. Bauman

For the details of why I am posting this here, you can review the last post. Let’s keep this simple. I’m sharing a couple of poems of mine that were published three years ago by Word Fountain, the Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library. At that time I had no idea that I would…

Skiing, Surfing, Journal Searching, and Jennifer Bullis

So, since our gathering here to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” I’ve been working on one of the chapbook manuscripts. Last night I sent that out, after editing and paring it down from 20 to 16 more solid poems in a better order. That’s two chapbooks out there circling the contest world, and one more in…

Where Do You Submit Your Poems? What Kind of Poems Do You Like?

Dear Poet Friends, A couple of days off from the restaurant means work time for the poet. I’ve been reading and researching, preparing for my next bout of submission campaigns. I read a lot. I read constantly, but I haven’t been reading enough current poetry and literary journals. Recently I’ve been trying to fix that….