Sunday, August 22, 2010

Four Poems in The Legendary

The editors of The Legendary have treated me well. They just published four of my poems for their August 20 issue and in the past they've published three flash fictions, one which sparked the idea for the novel I'm currently working on (The original flash was nominated for a Pushcart Prize). Thanks Jim and Katie!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Drunk Poem Series from Scrawl--Mine and others

Over at Scrawl we talked about "what we did when we are drunk" in our bulletin board forum. Some funny and reflective things were said.

Mark Martin

"Sometimes I ride my bicycle. That's one of the funnest things ever. It's like flying."

Ken Clark

"I think my mother speaks to me sometimes."

Richard Lee

"I pretend I have an Irish accent, and it's totally awesome."

Tori Munn

"Judging by the way I'm typing, I'd say that the thing I do most while drunk is typo (but I love the backspace/delete key). Silly me. I have boob photos too, somewhere... but I don't think I'm there just yet."

GiGi Dane

"I think I've been drunk less than 100 times and 80% of those times were between the ages of 20-24. Admitting what I did when drunk then would make me blush -- but while what I did was most likely stupid/dangerous/illegal, I sure had fun. Now if I get drunk I have to force myself to fold middle pair behind a big raise."

Terry Atkison

"I don't actually drink. I just volunteer to be the DD so I can be entertained by those who do drink."

This led to some poems which are being featured at Superpants: The Scrawl Blog. Here's mine below:

When I'm Drunk I Think About Phoenix

The time I just drove there
with an American Express
in my pocket but no coin
for a pay phone I found
by accident, a sunny bar
with green velour drapes frosted
with dust, must be dumb luck
Ma Bell’s out of order

when I flushed the change lever
the coins poured out like this story:
just me and the bartender; lonely,
she laughed

when I paid for two Budweisers
with dimes, smiled, said,
a few more pulls and tugs here
I’d never want to leave

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Paging, Mr. Gager

 Michelle McDannold (pictured right) started The Literary Underground Wiki.  (I like to call it LUW) and I have a page in it . LUW is an open-source encyclopedia devoted to the underground press. It covers the history, production, distribution and culture of the underground press.

Of course if you're a regular reader of this blog, you know everything that's on LUW about me anyway. Take a peak, there are stories and poetry links posted, perhaps something you forgot.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What can you do in Six Sentences?

You can get a story published in their anthology where each and every story is exactly six sentences in length. And you can buy it here.