Monday, February 28, 2011

This Week's Poem

It is not you

It is not you I have lost
crossing the road
to taste this other dream
of myself,
following a whisper
of butterfly.

Lifting this stone
the same love-creatures
struggling beneath
stare up with the same
magnificent eyes-
up through me.

And in them still
clouds draw back
exposing the sky’s pink flesh.
Naked before you
it is not you
who are naked
chasing the unfulfilled
and not you

this stone butterfly long
will rest upon.

(published in Euphony)

Barnwood International

Barnwood International Poetry Magazine has just accepted my poem "Don't worry" for future publication. "Don't worry" is part of my ongoing book project titled Controlled Hallucinations, which is presently about half-completed. I'll post when the poem has been published and is available.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Anemone Sidecar

I'm honored that Anemone Sidecar, an international literary online journal of stylistic, word-driven, avant garde, experimental or progressive poetry, has just accepted my poems "When I go there" and "We all arrive by different streets" for an upcoming issue! Both poems are part of the chapbook I just completed, titled The Middle Door...

Monday, February 21, 2011

This Week's Poem

White Space

Beneath the long shadows of crosses and crows
that shade the slopes of passing hills
the white space I have left around this experience
explodes into a smile of oaks—

the page is a blur with unspeak—

there is an audience to every song,
especially the parts unsung:
the stamen
the conversation—

the giant crosses overlooking nothing, then wheat,
are smaller than even the faintest human touch
and the scars left by crows are only visible
when nobody is left to see them.

I want to write nothing,
so much nothing the entire audience
explodes in Ozark flowers.

(published in Rosebud)

Sunday, February 20, 2011, an online journal, has just accepted and published my poem "I Say I Sing".

Click HERE to read the poem!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Oklahoma Review

The Oklahoma Review, an electronic literary journal at Cameron University, has just accepted two of my poems for publication in May: "In the Hills of San Luis Obispo County" and "March 4th".

This Week's Poem

A Pure River

Having escaped westward-
following the traditional headwinds-
finally I am resting,
eyes closed, upon the horizon,
exhausted from seeing
forever forward
and the dream of resurrection.

Below me coils
mountain water clear
and silent
which I know
must one day diffuse
with a world disordered –
salt and ship.

But for now
as in transparency.
as in a perfect pitch.

May my hands forever be
a pure river
I do not recognize.

-published by The Chaffey Review and in my chapbook, A Pure River

Friday, February 11, 2011

Raining Back Up- poetry and music performance

John Sibley Williams, A. Molotkov, Ragon Linde, and Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk will be performing a multi-media blend of poetry and music at Broadway Books in PDX. The performance is titled 'Raining Back Up'.

When: Tuesday, April 26 at 7pm
Where: Broadway Books, 1714 Northeast Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

...Come join us!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

vox poetica

vox poetica, an online journal, has just accepted my poem "Vantage Point" for publication in May. They're publishing an mp3 of my reading of the poem alongside it. I'll post when it's available!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Classifieds: An Anthology of Prose Poems

Equinox Publishing is in the process of compiling an exciting new book, titled Classifieds: An Anthology of Prose Poems. They've chosen to include the four poems I submitted for publication in the book. No specific date for publication yet, but I'll let you know when it's out!

Monday, February 7, 2011

This Week's Poem

Waking to a Strange Letter

From the torrent outside a single drop
struck your cheek and evaporated
before you woke.

Nothing changed. The dream-
cluttered bedroom. The foreign
city’s timbre breaking upon its door.

The circular path of light
your mother’s lamp cut
like an incomplete halo

upon the pillow’s harsh white.
If only I could explain the sorrow and panic
of watching that tear you never wept

climb from your face and cake
in the silent half-light between-
staining our new linens.

(published in Offcourse Literary Journal)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Heavy Hands Ink: Volume Three out now!

Volume Three of Heavy Hands Ink is now available for purchase and free download. Click HERE!

It includes my poem "A Strange Place", as well as work from my friend and fellow poet David Cooke.

Tipton Poetry Journal: Issue 19 now out!

Tipton Poetry Journal: Issue 19 is now out! You can purchase the print version for $12 or read the issue online HERE.

It contains my short poem "Et Cetera".

Thursday, February 3, 2011