Wednesday, May 31, 2006
20th day and still alive...
more or less. Only ten more days to go now. I've even gotten into the rhythm of attending driving class three times a week, studying a bit during the day and writing in between. This week's poems are --
16. The Magnificent Shrimp World of Fergus
17. I won't even mention Seinfeld
18. A Driving Student Adjusts the Seat
19. Ugly Underwear
20. Far From Where I Was Headed
#16 was my "pomming" of a poem in POM2 -- an ultra-kewl magazine if you like the idea of pomming stuff like soft lobotomy puppies.
#19 is, of course, my warped disbelief about being the only ugly underwear in the writing community. Michi's a fruitcake... but everyone knows she's half-nuts.
Received an amiable rejection from Magma --
Submission date: 17 February 2006
Reply date: 27 May 2006
Reminder: next deadline is 10 July 2006 for Magma No 36, due out in November, edited by Anne-Marie Fyfe, with a particular theme of "inscapes - poems of the inner self, of secret thoughts, steams of consciousness, interior monologues, altered states of mind". Mark it on your calender... and, erm, maybe remind me? Hee.
Well, it's official Lorraine and James is on indefinite hiatus. I pestered -- well, stalked seems more correct -- the editor until she replied that "all of the works are being released back to the writers". If anyone needs to get in touch with her, I suggest leaving a message at their blog.