Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poetry archive: Shit Creek Review and Danse Macabre

Generally I avoid submitting to publications with "Review" in the title, expecting them to be stodgy, academic, and humorless. The Shit Creek Review, an Australian zine which is "biased towards formalism, but by no means dismissive of vers libre", is none of these things. I'm proud to have had my poem Kaleidoscope published there.

Danse Macabre, which styles itself "Nevada's first online literary magazine" and part of "the non-academic literary vanguard", has that elusive quality I look for first in a zine: quirkiness. (A rudimentary knowledge of French and German is a help in navigation.) Issue 34 includes my poems Film night and Medical students pay tribute to a cadaver donor. Scroll down to find them.

Call for submissions: Quaker Poetry Anthology

Nick McRae, a poet associated with Ohio State University, is calling for submissions for a book project to be called Gathered: The Anthology of Contemporary Quaker Poetry. There is as yet no deadline. For more information and guidelines, visit www.quakerpoetry.com.

Update on where to get my book

My poetry collection, Unglobed Fruit, is now available from two Quaker bookstores, Quakerbooks of Friends General Conference and the Pendle Hill bookstore, as well as Lulu (has downloadable version), amazon,and (for those who live in Europe) amazon.uk.