Tuesday, March 20, 2012

trnsfr magazine 5---and it coincides with 500 days sober

 I wrote a story on November 6, celebrating the one year anniversary of my sobriety, which appeared today in trnsfr magazine, a day  which coincidentally has been exactly 500 days since the day I stopped.  The story is called Coffee Maker, a satire about a guy who takes a job as a coffee maker at an AA meeting that serves lousy coffee (Surprise! Surprise!). He brews such a tasty pot from beans he roasts himself that people from outside the fellowship begin to stop by for their morning cup and the meetings start to change because of it.  I hope you enjoy reading this story.

The rest of the contributors can be found here:
Ben Mirov Five Poems
Alexis Pope Three Poems
Yvette Johnson Taxis
Eric Amling Three Poems
Noelle Kocot Four Poems
W. Todd Kaneko Idaho
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Three Poems
Linda Nemec Foster Two Poems
Paige Taggart Smother In Emu Milk
Russ Woods Soon Every Person Inside Me Will Die
Stephanie Barber Four Poems
Nathan Logan Songs with Snapping Are the Ones That Get Me
Purdey Kreiden Two Poems
Adam Moorad Three Poems

Lindsay Hunter Dallas
Armel Dagorn The Tom McGrath Weight Gain Program
J. A. Tyler The First Fox
Woody Evans Eyes Only
Hazel Foster Only Happiness and the Strawberried Lips
James O'Brien The Word, The Flesh
Brian Moll Setting Sail with Nodberger
Judson Hamilton Three Stories
James Tadd Adcox Break Their Teeth, O God, In Their Mouths, Break Out the Teeth of the Young Lions
Amanda Marbais Triads
Edmond Caldwell The Bridge
Timothy Gager Coffee Maker

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Red Fez rhymes with Right Said Fred

Red Fez has nothing to do with Right Said Fred.

Thank, God.

Still, I will conclude that Red Fez is very sexy for an on-line reading experience. You can change the size, the spacing and the contrast of the text that you are reading. For example you can read my poem, All the Days and Nights,  whichever of the three ways,  that you'd like (see below). Sexy.

Also of note, the recently departed and beloved, F.N. Wright not only has two poems and a work of fiction in this issue, but a nice piece of non-fiction written by Red Fez Editor, Michele McDonnald celebrating their acquaintance.  

Friday, March 2, 2012

Four new poems in March's Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

To gain acceptance to The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, you must prepare a Southern Legitimacy Statement: Here's mine: I’ve lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware where people wish to be much more southern than they actually are. 

True that, but somehow I ended up feeling a bit like really bland Joe Pesci...

Here are the five poems they published:
“My Girlfriend’s car is officially dead”
“reply to someone who said there’s a lot of not-happy going around”
“This IS Bitchin’”
“Wait-You Can’t Hide It.”

Read up, enjoy and eat your grits!