How’s 2016 treating you so far? Maybe this news and info will be useful.
Tom Fiffer who has contributed a number of essays to this site has a new book, Why It Can’t Work: Detaching from Dysfunctional Relationships to Make Room for True Love.
He is Senior Editor, Ethics, for The Good Men Project, which you should check out–it’s “The conversation no one is having.” If reading the thought-provoking stuff there inspires you to write about an issue, recently the site had a call for submissions; here is that info.
The dawning of a new year reminds me of Tom’s article from last year “The top ten things to stop caring about in 2015.”
Kathleen Kirk has a new poetry chapbook called “The ABCs of Women’s Work” and it is by Red Bird Chapbooks. In her blog, Kathleen says the chapbook is 6 x 6 and looks exactly like a tiny sampler. Want to read a poem called “How to Jump Through Hoops” — then check out the publisher’s description of the book (and consider ordering one before the limited edition is sold out).
On her blog Chicago poet Donna Vorreyer reviews Kathleen’s “The ABCs of Women’s Work”-– read it here.
Don’t forget to check out Escape Into Life where Kathleen is the poetry editor–there’s always something cool there.
I first became acquainted with the work of Shawn Misener from his site Clutching at Straws. Since then I have followed his FB posts, the latest of which I want to pass along. Shawn writes, “Clutching at Straws is now accepting submissions of weird, hilarious, absurd, surreal, and bizarre poetry flash. We are back in the game. After a two-year plus sabbatical I’ve decided to boot it back up. Join the impressive roster of over 150 writers who already have their work on Clutching. I’m looking for exclusively weirdo work… please read some of the poems already up for an idea of what we want (especially the work of Chris Toll, William Merricle, and Nicholas Hranilovich). There’s a new submission address, which is clutching at straws at gmail.com.”
He adds, “Spread the word of discarded kiwi, Your F-Forts will be rewarded with ripe bananas and selfies with the famous proboscis monkey.”
Laura Rodley has done it again, that is, she has written a stunning poem (“Taking Off”) and it’s on The New Verse News. Previously she had a poem (“Resurrection”) on this site and it was awarded a Pushcart Prize and included in the annual anthology. History could repeat itself.
Silver Birch has a new call for submissions of writing, art, photography for a new anthology on Nancy Drew.
Also Prime Number Magazine issue 83 is live. Prime Number has made some changes, such as new editors and a new format with guest editors. General submissions are open and so is the 2016 Prime Number Magazine Contest for poetry and short fiction–check it out here.
Okay, I am off to do some crosswords.
Peace, love, and solace
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