Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Just sharing some good news!  Two of my sonnets, "My Love for Will" and "Track Marks," have been chosen for publication in the forthcoming The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow 3, which will be launched on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Williams Center for the Arts in Rutherford, New Jersey.

Here is "Track Marks" with a self-portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci -- his words inspired the poem:

Leonardo DaVinci, Self-portrait in red chalk,
circa 1512 to 1515.
Royal Library of Turin

For Leonardo Da Vinci, who said "After forty years, a man is responsible for his face."

...a man is responsible for his face.
And way beyond the razor nicks—
Each laugh and worry leave their trace,

Brow, raised-and-furrowed till inscribed.
The broken nose you would not fix.
The shots of alcohol imbibed.

A life’s indulgence, doubling chin,
Rounds out the once slim oval bisque.
Sun’s worship flecks translucent skin.

And pleasure’s crows? Their footprints race.
Life’s little torments, we self-inflict,
Write lines, time nor artist can erase,

Tattle tales of just where and how we’ve been—
Track marks of escapades expose each sin.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Poem Accepted for 1st Issue of SLIVER OF STONE Magazine

A new bi-annual, online literary magazine Sliver of Stone, founded by M.J. Fievre, is launching August 1, 2010.  I just found out from the founding editor my poem "Choosing" will be included in the first issue.  The magazine promises to be "dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe," and "publish work that is surprising and inventive."

Looking at their new website,, and checking out the masthead I see Ms. Fievre is the author of several books in French, both mystery novels and children books, and has has her poetry and short stories published in P'an Ku and The Mom Egg.   One of the 3 poetry editors, Marina Pruna, is a native of Patagonia, Argentina and has work coming out in Flatmancrooked’s Slim Anthology of Contemporary Poetics 2010. The other editors include: Corey Ginsberg, non-fiction editor; Fabienne S. Josaphat, fiction editor; Laura Richardson, poetry editor; Patricia Warman, poetry editor; and Holly Mayes, art editor. Abigail Sedaris is the webmaster. Most of masthead seems to be affiliated in some way with Florida International University's Creative Writing program, either having graduated from or currently enrolled in the MFA program.

I am thrilled to be included in their new venture and looking forward to the inaugural issue of Sliver of  Stone.  (I just love that name.  By coincidence, my poem references a chunk of green slate.)


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4 Poems in July Issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine Out Now

Dark Gothic Resurrected Summer Cover 2010

Four of my poems, "Once Bitten," "This Kiss," "Just a Little Bit of Hocus Pocus," and "Letting Him Go," appear in the July Issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected out now.  The issue is available in both print and e-book (pdf download) formats from, fairly priced at $10 and $5 respectively. To order your copy visit . For more information about the magazine and their submission policy, please visit:

The 172-page perfect bound 8.5" × 11" magazine is chock full of dark delicious goodies.  Kudos to Publisher and Editor Cinsearae Santiago.

Authors in this issue: Sana Riaz, Christopher Newman, Matthew Piskun, Daniel Fabiani, Nora Weston, Nigel Holt, Mike Florian, Michelle Willis, Peter Baltensperger, Roxanne Hoffman, Alec Kowalczyk, Gary Bewick Raven, Garrison R. Emmet, Corvis Nocturnum, Brian J. Smith, Tony Svaldi, David Perlmutter, Lanie Shanzyra Rebancos, Michael Upshaw, Anton Glascow, Rebecca Sarte, Rocky Caldwell, David Renfrow, Michael Garza, Luke Campen.

Interviews with: Suzanne Rock, Paige Leroy, Jade Perez, Anthony Beal, Calvin Miller II, Tony Paul deVissage, Clown Corpse, and John Neumeister.

The V Files spotlights Kiefer Sutherland.

The Batty Bookshelf contains the latest releases by Bryl R. Tine, John B. Rosenman, Teel James Glenn, Brain L. Porter, Cate Masters, D.M. Slate, Yolanda Sfetsos, Samuel King, Christy Poff, Lisa Lane, and Margaret Marr!

Book/Music Reviews of: Unholy Embrace by Neil Benson, Whitechapel Road by Wayne Mallows, Eden's Hell by Dawne Dominique, Het Madden by Calvin Miller II, Audio Zombie Vol. #1, Orchestra of the Dead, and The Zombie’s Playground by Audio Zombie Sound, and Dark God Descending by Tony Paul deVissage.

Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine
Publisher and Editor: Cinsearae Santiago