Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Yikes. It's been more than month since my last confession... I mean, blog entry. I AM NOT DEAD. I have been Facebooking where I am the mayor of a small town. Oh yes. I even have an electric sheep. I may also be Twittered though I haven't exactly understood all the mechanics of making sounds every half-hour.

That said, I'm thrilled to announce that the 49th issue of The Pedestal Magazine is now up! With fantastic poetry by Eduards Aivars, Margaret Bashaar, Lisa Fay Coutley, Katie Fesuk, Brian Foley, S. Jason Fraley, Paul Hostovsky, Shaylah Kloska, Michelle Menting, Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Rick Marlatt, R Jay Slais, Sarah Sorenson, Tammy F. Trendle and Joseph P. Wood.

Recent publications:

• The Autumn 2008 issue DMQ Review is now up — featuring the poetry of Lana Hechtman Ayers, Robert Lee Brewer, Claudia Burbank, Ellen Elder, Joan Fiset, Paul Fisher, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Virginia Konchan, Robert McDonald, Chad Sweeney, Mary Wang and Fritz Ward with artwork by Chris Roberts-Antieau.

It was such a fab surprise when editors announced that they've nominated my poem, Like Closed Eyes for the Pushcart Prize. It's my 9th ever (yikes) and the 2nd (yay) this year — the first nomination (8th) coming from Juked for Anima Nera, one of the poems that received the 2008 Juked Poetry Prize... a poem written two years ago, incidentally, after a post-Christmas hangover. Hee.

• Three poems in Seven CirclePress: Ants, How Did Her Garden Grow and Phantom Limb.

• Two poems, Inheritance and I met my mother and called her Night (with audio) in the inaugural issue of Holly Rose Review — an online poetry & tattoo literary journal — which also features the poetry of Danny Bellinger, Debbi Brody, Lane Falcon, Beatrix Gates, Peter Joseph Gloviczki, Donnelle McGee, Karen Neuberg, Rhonda Palmer, Simon Petkovich, Mani Rao, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Maria Williams-Russell, Jane Wohl and Cyril Wong.

• Am tickled that the Pirates issue of Painted Bride Quarterly is now online — just in time for the holidays. I have poem here with private parts in 100% gang green. Arrrrrrr!

Recent acceptance:

blossombones accepted two poems, So What If It's a Red Dress and Celebrating the Therapist for their Winter 2009 issue.

     Submission sent: 15 October 2008
     Reply date: 12 December 2008

Balls! Balls! Balls!

Are you done shopping? Have you finished wrapping all the gifts you've bought? Have you taken a shower? Is it the fog or are the windows just dirty? Are you sure you have clean clothes to wear for the party? Is that the smell of Santa's beard burning in the open fire? Why are all these liquor bottles empty?

Have a merry dance through the ballsy holidays everyone!


Anonymous said...

I always look forward to seeing who else is included in journals that I am able to sneak into, so I was very happy to see your name in the latest issue of Merge. Leak was especially memorable.

Kelli Russell Agodon - Book of Kells said...


Congrats on the acceptances and publications!

A question--I don't quite get what Twitter is. What do you use it for?

happy holidays!

Liz said...

Arlene, merry crimble...
and Twitter - the name is a howl!
I'm all superpoked-out of it...hope to re-charge soon, ; )

and the heartiest-wows! on the pubs.

P.S. word ver. = micing - they've been at the merry crimble. ; (

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Welcome back in the blogmaze Arlene.
Has Bora driven you back? It has come al last, shutters banging,empty flowerpots crashing, waves like rising rattlesnakes...
And only yesterday in the Prealpi I found myself on a snowpath ( an account of that is in my blog) after almost sneezing my life away at home and after only two days of holidays out of my trench or trail and its clamours...
best, Davide

Maggie May said...

merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your nominations!

Serena said...

You have been very busy and congrats on the second nomination for the Pushcart Prize. Wee. You must be excited.

Thanks for your kind note about Piano. I appreciated it.

I hope you had a great holiday and got some great goodies.

Anonymous said...

i enjoy your blog tremendously. congratulations. hopefully you are still blogging.

read your work on identity theory.