I can’t always keep up with Kathleen Kirk’s publications because there seem to be so many (YAY!). Here are her latest placements. She has two poems, “Blackberry Moon” and “Cusp,” in Eclectica. Lines from “Cusp” that made me think: “just as the word ‘cusp’ / refers to either point on the crescent moon, / neither of which is really there, both created by / the shadow of the earth, the reflection of the sun.”
Susan Mahan’s poem “Milk Pitcher” appeared on Your Daily Poem on October 12.
“At fifty, you’ll need to decide how to spend / the second half of your life.” So begins Elizabeth Kerlikowske’s poem “Decades Away, The Checkered Flag” in PoetryRepairs, a site of international poetry. Elizabeth posted on FB that the site has a miscellany of her work, and although I couldn’t find it exactly, I did enjoy reading the poetry on the site.
I am glad to say that Michael Constantine McConnell is back on Facebook after a break, and he posted that his essays “Alleys” from Solace in So Many Words has found a new incarnation on the Creative NonFiction page of Central Michigan College (College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences). All the essays on the site are worth a read, so check it out.
I was honored to be asked by Barb Froman, author of Shadows and Ghosts (Serving House Books), to write about a favorite movie for her blog Beyond Willow Bend. So which movie from my youth gives me solace? You’ll have to read the blog to find out.
Also I want to congratulate Zhanna Vaynberg who I met at Printers Row Book Fest. We were neighbors at the same table. I was selling Solace in So Many Words, and she was selling the many books put out by Academy Chicago Press. Zhanna is a writer and her story “Things You Should Never Tell Your Mother” in the latest issue of Bellevue Literary Review (Fall 2012). Looks like I’ll have to buy a copy now.