Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Poem, "When I Think Of My Childhood" published in Ibbetson 39






This is what the poem is about, me at about the age of 16, 140 pounds. When I posted it on Facebook, some of the comments were,"Got ribs? Eat a cheeseburger!!! hahahahaha and oh, the skinny shaming. Of course I still think about this when I view my current stomach distention.


















Here's the real deal: Thanks to Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, Lawrence Kessenich my poem is published along with these other great poets, found below, in Ibbetson 39. Upon acceptance, Harris wrote, ""When I Think Of My Childhood" is a poignant collection of childhood bruises, physical and psychological that create a lot of "scar tissue" for the man-child. When life hands you lemons... We can't always slake our thirst with lemonade. Nor can we always satisfy the hunger of emotional needs and self-esteem. "When I Think Of My Childhood" is a very vivid narrative; although very personal, almost painfully so, it has a certain universality in its appeal. Well-written, not a wasted word!"

You can purchase it here for the inexpensive $10









The issue features:
Kathleen Spivak
Jennifer Barber
Kathleen Lentz
Judy Katz-Levine DREAM
Beatriz Alba Del Rio
Triona McMorrow
Philip E. Burnham, Jr.
Triona McMorrow
Rene Schwiesow
Lyn Lifshin
Danielle Legros-George
Marge Piercy
Tim Kinsella
Ted Kooser
David Blair
Fred Marchant
Molly Mattfield Bennett
William Harney
Timothy Gager
Bridget Seley-Galway
Richard Hoffman
X. J. Kennedy
Richard J. Fein
Paul Hostovsky
Tomas O’Leary
Teisha Dawn Twomey
Lawrence Kessenich
Michael Brosnan
Gary Rainford
Alfred Nicol
Simrin Tamhane
Ed Meek
Lucy Holstedt
Brendan Galvin
Llyn Clague
Lainie Senechal
Daniel A. Harris
Susan Nisenbaum Becker
Richard J. Fein
INTERVIEW WITH PULITZER-PRIZE-WINNING NOVELIST PAUL HARDING.
Interviewed by Nicole Cadro
George Kalogeris
Tom Laughlin
Ruth Chad
Sandra Thaxter
Babara Claire Kasselmann
Harris Gardner
Zvi Sesling
Kirk Etherton
David Miller
Denise Provost
Ruth Smullin
Nina Rubenstein Alonso
Peter Fulton
Wendell Smith
Mary Buchinger
T. Michael Sullivan
Robert K. Johnson
Lisa D. Kaufman
Susan LaFortune
Joyce Wilson

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