Hope everyone had a nice Easter. We just went to the in-law's house for a light supper... as in beef lasagne, white asparagus with hard-boiled eggs, various veggy side-dishes, strawberries in lemon juice, the traditional colomba and one (1) bottle of prosecco. All very light and healthy. I slept until noon for reasons of digestion. Naturally.
I have two poems now up in the Spring 2006 issue of The Potomac:
• Coroner Kui Pours Wine in the Dark
• Single Hung Window
And, just noticed that the March issue of Fireweed has included my second-ever graphic poem, Like Turned Tables (or, An Astrological Chart Based on the Common Ashtray as It Appears in Dreams). Gary, the editor, commented that he liked the fact that the ashtray is dirty. Even though I worked one whole day to get the photoem done, I had to look at it again to notice that... which sort of sums up my housekeeping skills. Hee.
Poetry Salzburg Review has accepted my poem, Taking Risks with RC Boating for their Autumn 2006 issue (#10):
Submission e-mailed on: 2 April 2006
Acceptance received by post on: 14 April 2006
Very quick response times, considering this is a print magazine. Very professional manners, too. Payment is one complimentary copy -- though they don't state this anywhere. I hear that they're quite severe with guidelines... so take extra care and follow them to the letter. Otherwise, . Hah!
Received a nice no from Spork Magazine:
Submission date: 15 February 2006
Reply date: 17 April 2006
Thoughts: Hmmmm. I like editors who put up a fight.