Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Submissions Update.

51.

Would have been 52,
but I didn't like the direction
of one of the journals
and didn't think my poetry
fit quite right there.

Taking a break for just a minute.

Preposthumous series will return on the 15th
as warned.

Until then, how about cat pictures?




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Big Boy In His Prime.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Prepost and Updates

Hahaha....I'm actually ahead of schedule on my writing.
Submitting the 31st.

Busy the next two weeks,
the unpopular Preposthumous series
will return on TAX DAY---just for you.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Three Poems

Two Poems, "On His Words" and "The Night The Mistress Went Missing," appear in the March 2009 edition of Four And Twenty: A Short Form Poetry Journal. The .pdf may be obtained at this posting. Another poem, "Hearts & Minds," will appear sometime later this month/April as part of their blog. Vinnie Kinsella edits this unique journal. Check Them Out!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Preposthumous Poetry And Stuffz: Work #13

"Baseball On The Sunrise Strip"




A poem I wrote last year, "Baseball on the Sunrise Strip" never left my hands. It was four stanzas, three of which sucked rocks, about a nightclub/baseball/bullshit metaphor. The one stanza was what I was going for, but the slosh to get there was not something I felt great about. I trimmed it up for this, changed some tense, pieced it into a tight six lines.

Searching for music, I settled on a tune by Mississippi John Hurt called Nobody's Dirty Business. Recorded in 1928, it falls under a public domain license. The subject matter of the song is very cold and interesting. Mixed with the subject matter of the poem, it doesn't immediately mesh well, but possibly adds an extra texture of what went sour in the "protagonist's" view. It may be used again and soon. Maybe like in the next month for one of my personal favorites of the dead poems.

The film footage is a public domain video of Army Nurses filmed in 1945 by the Armed Forces. Good stuff. I found it here: http://www.archive.org/index.php

The baseball picture is mine.

My theme is Telemann's Sonata for 2 violins, MVMNT. 3 released under CC 2.0 by MIT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzDhdJljgxU

Go Royals!

Friday, March 13, 2009

"It Was Love, You Fool!"

"It Was Love, You Fool!," a poem, appears in the current (March '09 #28) issue of Aoife's Kiss. Tyree Campbell edits this excellent journal of speculative literature. Check them out!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March Madness





I'm about five poems away from the 60::90.
Once they are typed up (a week or so), I'll begin revisions.
Been thinking about putting together something larger.
Calling it The Vice Con.
Three parts.
The Sum.
The Result.
The Remainder.
Sixty-six poems.
The number of God.
Supposedly.
Fun to dream.

Maybe a Chapbook, too.
Featuring a cross-section of fiction and poetry?
Gotta get more serious.

Anyway, submissions are likely to be around tax day.
Then, it's a check-up.
Then, it's a pack-up.
Then, it's goodbye.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Preposthumous Poetry And Stuffz: Work #12

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"Life, Darting" is another titled Haiku. It's pretty self-explanatory. Two things) I was gonna wait until Spring officially hit, but it's 81-degrees today, so woohoo; and this is actually one of the first preposts I did. Notice the Work #4? lol. This is actually work #12.

An insect was injured in the filming of Boo's malice.
I heard he was tasty, too.



All photos, words, design is mine.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"The Old Man's Sweet"

"The Old Man's Sweet," a poem, appears in the final issue of Southern Fried Weirdness. I wish TJ McIntyre (editor) all the success in the world. Check them out one last time!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Where'd Ya Go, Biff?





So, I took a mini-vacation.
Which became a longer vacation.
Which beget an illness.
Which hopped into a snowstorm
and no power for 65 hours as I returned.


Preposthumous Poetry & Stuffz will be back on Monday
with an all new episode for you to ignore
as you go hunting pics of Lauren Graham and Marisa Tomei
in some old Movie Reviews here on the site.


Movie Reviews...I might pick that back up again in the distant future.
Might.



The sickness threw off my 60::90.
Which will delay revisions.
Which will delay submissions.
But I hope to be sending out by Tax day.
Oh, Tax day.


So, anyway.
I am back, sorta.
Sorta.
Health is about 99%.


Mentally, I'm all yours.
Sorta.