Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two new pieces in Thunderclap V





I’m in Thunderclap  three times under my pen name “N. Manny More” see that here....The three pieces of flash are "A New Life", "What's in the Clouds" and  "Some Sort of Anonymous Meeting".  Here's the complete and fabulous line-up:
















BEN TANZER. 
LEN KUNTZ. 
SUSAN TEPPER. 
ANA CARRETE. 
JESSE BRADLEY.
J JOSEPH QUINTELA. 
MURRAY DUNLAP
SHELDON LEE COMPTON. 
GREG DYBEC.
PARKER TETTLETON
RICHARD CHIEM
CHERISE WOLAS
MARK JAMES ANDREWS
SUSAN GIBB
TINA BARRY
JULIE INNIS
DAVID TOMALOFF 
DAN TRICARIO 
SCOTT SIEGEL
MATT SALESSES
RACHEL ADAMS
ERICA MINTON
MAXWELL BAUMBACH
MICHELLE AND LOLA ELVY
SCOTT ALEXANDER JONES
AMY SCHREIBMAN WALTER
JEFFREY CALLICO
J.P. REESE
VALENTINA CANO
MARIGNY MICHEL
WILLIAM ATKIN
KIM HUTCHINSON
BILL YARROW
F.J. BERGMANN
STEVEN GULVEZAN
TIM JONES-YELVINGTON
ELIZABETH RAWLINS
MIKE PERKINS
JOHN GROCHALSKI
NORA NADJARIAN
DAVID POINTER
SERGIO ANTONIO ORTIZ
MEL BOSWORTH
NICOLETTE WONG

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Issue of Smokelong---you've read the story now read the interview.

The interview is HERE. You've already read Everyday There is Something About Elephants, right? Now read the entire issue



Great work from

Joanne Avallon, 
Michael Cooper, 
Julie Draper, 
Abe Gaustad, 
Tracy Gonzalez, 
Casey Hannan, 
Zin Kenter, 
Robert Kloss, 
Rachel Levy, 
Mike Meginnis, 
Adeena Reitberger, 
Megan Roberts, 
Ethel Rohan, 
Rolli, 
Robert Schladale 
and Angi Becker Stevens

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Prick of the Spindle has Bonfire







My new story "Bonfire" is up today on Prick of the Spindle 5.1, along with some very fine poets and fiction writers. Thank you Cynthia Reeser and their fine editing staff for accepting my story about music during first sexual experiences, accidents and hiding behind the smoke.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

THE BOSTON NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FESTIVAL, April 9 and 10, 2011

Thanks to the hard work of Harris Gardner this will be happening once more. It will be my fourth appearance! Here's the press release:

POETS’ Reading Schedule


Rabb Lecture Hall

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011



10:00 Boston Latin High School, Andy Vo

10:10 Boston Latin High School, Justin Singletary

10:20 Boston Latin High School,

Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah Rabb Lecture Hall

10:30 Boston Arts Academy, Erica Telisnor

10:40 Boston Arts Academy, Osiris Morel SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011

10:50 Boston Arts Academy, Naomi Romm

11:00 Sam Cornish

11:10 Robert J. Clawson

11:20 Regie O. Gibson

11:30 Joanna Nealon

11:40 Doug Holder

11:50 Chad Parenteau

12:00 Carol Weston

12:10 Robert K. Johnson

12:20 Walter Howard

12:30 Ryk McIntyre

12:40 Kaji Aso Studio, Kate Finnegan

12:50 Mark Pawlak

1:00 Lisa Beatman

1:10 Molly Bennett

1:20 Irene Koronas

1:30 Philip E. Burnham, Jr.



1:30-3:00 OPEN MIKE- Room 5-6



1:40 Frank Blessington

1:50 Valerie Lawson

2:00 Diana Saenz

2:10 C.D. Collins

2:20 Michael Brown

2:30 Ron Goba

2:40 Elizabeth Doran

2:50 Tomas O’Leary

3:00 Timothy Gager

3:10 Jack Scully

3:20Andy Levesque

3:30 Sandra Storey

3:40 Rhina P. Espaillat

3:50 Molly Watt

4:00 Rene Schwiesow

4:10 Jan Schreiber

4:20 Mignon Ariel King

4:30 Susan Donnelly



SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011



1:10 Tom Daley

1:20 IfeanyiMenkiti

1:30 Lo Galluccio

1:40 Danielle Legros Georges

1:50 Kathleen Spivack

2:00 Gloria Mindock

2:10 Diana DerHovanessian

2:20 Fred Marchant

2:30 Varsha Kukafka

2:40 Lainie Senechal

2:50 Harris Gardner

3:00 Stuart Peterfreund

3:10 Victor Howes

3:20 Beatriz Alba Del Rio

3:30 Marc Goldfiinger

3:40 Charles Coe

3:50 Isabella Nebel

4:00 Alfred Nicole \

4:10 Richard Wollman

4:20 Jennifer Barber

4:30 January O’Neil



Now In Its Successful ELEVENTH Year


CO-SPONSORS: Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio in partnership with the Boston Public Library, SAVE the DATES: Saturday, April 9th 10:00 A.M.- 4:40 P.M. OPEN MIKE: 1:30 to 3:00P.M.; & Sunday, April 10th, 1:10 to 4:30P.M. The Festival will be held at the library’s main branch in Copley Square . FREE ADMISSION


56 Major and Emerging poets will each do a ten minute reading; ALSO


Featuring 6 extraordinarily talented prize winning high school students: from Boston Latin High School ; Boston Arts Academy . These student stars will open the Festival at 10:00 A.M. SAM CORNISH, Boston’s current and first Poet Laureate will open the formal part of the Festival at 11:00 A.M. 55 additional major and emerging poets will follow with a


POETRY MARATHON

Some of the many luminaries include SAM CORNISH, Diana Der Hovanessian, Rhina P. Espaillat,  Richard Wollman, Jennifer Barber, Alfred Nicol, , Doug Holder, Charles Coe, Kathleen Spivack, Ryk McIntyre, January O’Neil , Regie O’Gibson, Kate Finnegan (Kaji Aso Studio),Victor Howes, Susan Donnelly, Jack Scully, Renee Schwiesow, Chad Parenteau, Sandee Story, Tomas O’Leary, CD Collins, Marc Goldfinger, Gloria Mindock, Timothy Gager, Diana Saenz, Stuart Peterfreund, Valerie Lawson, Michael Brown, Mignon Ariel King, Tom Daley, Molly Lynn Watt, Ifeanyi Menkiti, Danielle Legros Georges, Mark Pawlak, Lainie Senechal, Harris Gardner, Joanna Nealon,Walter Howard, Jack Scully, Irene Koronas, Fred Marchant, Robert K. Johnson, and a Plethora of other prize winning poets.


This Festival has it all: Professional published poets, celebrities, numerous prize winners, student participation, OPEN MIKE.

Even more, it is about community, neighborhoods, diversity, Boston , and Massachusetts . This popular tradition is one of the largest events in Boston ’s Contribution to National Poetry Month. FREE ADMISSION !!!

FOR INFORMATION: Tapestry of Voices: 617-306-9484

Library:  617-536-5400

Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices available. To request a sign language interpreter, or for other special needs, call 617-536-7855 at least two weeks before the program date.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

These two great anthologies are now available.


List of contributors and to purchase      HERE       and         HERE
or                                                   HERE       and         HERE

I have one story in RE: Telling, where I re-tell "The Three Little Pigs". My title for that is "Not the Stuff Of Fairy Tales". Curbside Splendor was nice enough to feature me on the cover and publish five poems on the inside. They are: "Like the moths in the Night", "I take my date and her Kid to the Zoo", "A Circus Memory",
"All That We Ate" and "A Fifth of Scotch".



Both of these books can be found at Barnes and Noble and Amazon doing a simple search but better yet, they both may purchased by special order at your favorite bookstore or on-line at the publisher's sites.


Everything of mine available at one time in print can be found HERE. I love that page of my website but I hate working the HTML on it--line by line of stolen code eventually malfunctions and needs constant love.




Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another story: "They Covered the Rust Spots with Bumper Stickers" clocks into The 1 AM Project


It's a zine. It's a PDF. It's old school cut and paste then scanned . It's Nicolle Elizabeth's 1 AM Project. Click to download (don't worry it's safe) and I'm in it.

The names in here make this super slick: Matthew Salesses, Randall Brown, Steve Fournier, John Reed, Kyle Minor, Pedro Ponce, Matt DeVirgilis, Rick Moody, Cooper Renner, Mike Young, Sean Lovelace, Catherine Davis, Lauren Becker, Brad Green, Jamie Gaughran-Perez, Scott Garson, Daniel Passamaneck, Brett Fogarty and Meg Pokrass.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dark and Bizarre droppings as my, "The Things We Have" is published by In Between Altered States)

I say:

 Aleathia Drehmer really works it!

                                                                                                        She/In Between Altered States says:

Well, we have lasted 10 whole episodes and still folks are coming by to read the dark and bizarre droppings of this great family of writers we have been blessed with. When this all started we weren't sure how it would take off....if it would last more than a few rounds, but it seems flash fiction is building momentum.



This episode skirts around the idea of "denoument" and I don't mean in the Merriam-Webster definition of the final outcome of a story, but more the French origination of the word that means to become untied. There are so many things in this world that could set our lives to become untied...tiny things we never see....a sight....a sound. This is the dream we are creating in Episode 10.

You find some familiar writers to IBAS such as Timothy Gager, Len Kuntz, Jeffrey Miller, Mike Whitney and Shawn Misener. You can sample some new blood too with Angel Zapata, Alexandra Brunel and Justis Mills. Enjoy the unraveling.

____________________________________________

I say:

Episode 10 features my The Things We Have a strange story about two people that meet in a hospital, one dying, one with fractured testicles. The rest of the lineup also are dark and bizarre, certainly not chumps, certainly stuff you should read.

Putting You Away by Len Kuntz

Penance by Jeffrey Miller

She’s Nothing like a Feather When She Falls by Angel Zapata

Denoument by Alexandra Brunel

In Law Alone by Justis Mills

This is what happens when…by Mike Whitney

Dwarf Abdomen by Shawn Misener