Thursday, June 28, 2007

DMQ Review, apwn and 8 things about A

TPM has officially re-opened to submissions today — I'm the monitor on duty (as in, tropical lizard) for the August issue.

The current issue (#40), edited by Michael Spring, has exquisite poetry by Sara Backer, Jéanpaul Ferro, Alex Grant, Ona Gritz, klipschutz, Judy Kronenfeld, Dorianne Laux, Glenna Luschei, Linda Pastan, Elisha Porat, Eric Paul Shaffer, Susan Varnot, Ross White, and Gerald Yelle. Check it out if you haven't already.

Recent acceptance and a half:

DMQ Review accepted two poems, (fear) of being watched and Tessa Fishes in Her Backpack for a Banana for their next issue. Am doing a particularly happy dance because it's a sure sign that persistence pays — have been sending them work for so long that thinking about it already gives me Alzheimer's.

     Submission date: 3 May 2007
     Reply date: 24 June 2007

• Two oldish poems, Washing of the Feet and Bali in Retrospect have been accepted in the Auto/Biography issue of Asia and Pacific Writers Writers Network [apwn]. The site is still down, but it should get back up soon. Special thanks go to Ivy for the invitation.

8 things about A:

Liz tagged the battery charge (as in, assault) into denying some things about herself —

1. A isn't always late. She actually arrives early for dental appointments, 14-hour plane trips, business lunches and other painful operations.

2. A isn't wearing a wig. It's her real hair — which she has neglected to cut in more than a year.

3. Despite what he says, A isn't obsessed in stealing food and drink from the husband. It's only natural to covet edibles that are on other people's plates/pizzas or in their mugs/wine glasses.

4. A isn't going to stop sleeping with her goosedown pillow just because it stinks of geese and sometimes finds a way of pricking her neck with one of its many quills.

5. A isn't about to trample silly earthworms when they come out during rains. She would rather starve inside her house than find earthworm gut and glory under her shoes.

6. Because A isn't right-handed, she can make it painful for righties to watch her wield a can opener.

7. A isn't serious about wanting to be a librarian or postal worker anymore. Ever since they abolished the use of rubber stamps, these are dreams that have passed on with that era.

8. A isn't going to admit in public how much she spent some nights ago buying organic biscuits and other treats online for her pooches. She is, however, willing to admit that her mother made her do it.

And A hereby tags Kate, Old Nick, Ivy, Sharon and Jude.


Ivy said...

Arlene, you minx, you know I can't resist a tag! ;-) So, here it is.

Kate Evans said...

Okay, I'll shall post 8 in the next day or two on my blog. Gracias.

Enjoyed your tidbits, especially the earthworms and the food stealing. Me too, sister.

Liz said...

Arlene, big congrats once again on your work taking the zines/anthologies by storm - irresistible those poems are.

Your 8 revelations about A. have given me giggly-itis - love the goosedown pillow and earthworms ones - the online treats for furry friends, snatching food from a hubby and being an early bird, I can relate to ; )

Great fun - cheers,


sam of the ten thousand things said...

Good list, Arlene. Enjoyed it. And congratulations on the DMQ pieces.

Anonymous said...

a librarian? oh, i bet your decimal is dewey...

gigglesnits and fits over yr lists. *snort*

secret code: rvsfhls = reshelves.

Kate Evans said...

I finally posted my 8 things here:

Collin Kelley said...

Interesting things about you. Mine are dirty. lol