Friday, April 30, 2010

Possible Book Titles

Okay, I have one more post let to make for the month, so I'm going to make it count. A few years ago (2005) I wrote a novel and have been editing it here and there for half a decade. It is a coming of age story for two young college freshmen, set in New York City, with an updating of sorts of Goethe's Sorrows of Young Werther. One of these days it will end up on somebody's bookshelf, but before then it needs a better title. The default one is "Brief Smiles," but it doesn't stand out enough. Here are some I have been considering, some more than others, what do you all think?

Brief Smiles

Everything With Wings Is Restless

Combination of the Two

Born to Go

The Millennials

Intercession Hours

The Late Great Planet Werner

War, What is it Good For?

The Bearditudes

The Towers and the Streets

Between the Windows of the Sea

Far From Perfect

Our Lady of Perpetual Astonishment

In the Devil’s Territory

Stained to Perfection

Trimalchio in West Egg

The City and its Discontents

I don't know what it is, but italics sure do make everything look bibliographical!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

An Anemone Sidecar Sideshow

A poem of mine is in the current issue of Anemone Sidecar. It also features a poem from the GWIAF president Christine Stoddard herself.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Black Words on White Paper

Scroll through to page 16 of the first issue of Black Words on White Paper to see my poem, "Desdansa." Here's some information on the inspiration for the title.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

News Poems Harvested by Scythe

Hello All, I hope you all are enjoying the weather. It feels like summer in DC, which obviously means Global Warming is true. I was worried February would prove it wrong, but things have gone back to being hot. Anyways, I have four poems up at Scythe. Click on the link to volume II of the magazine, then scroll down to see my name. It isn't that hard, and you will be rewarded with a picture of me dressed as a pirate, seriously. Those of you who had workshops with me might recognize the poem "College Days."

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Poetry, New Fiction, News

Well time marches on and brings with it all that is inevitable about the world: decay, death, taxes, and store shelves covered in saccharine celebrations of the crucified Easter Bunny.

However, we can celebrate all that is not inevitable and comes and goes in spikes of seeming randomness, yet harms us little and maybe does us a little good, such as getting our work published.

Here are several poems that recently hit the web at near-light speed:

Some thoughts on the nature of humor at Down in the Dirt Magazine

A Shakespearean reference at Polyphony

Shindler-like observations on the economy at Black-Listed Magazine

For those of you who prefer narrative, grammar, character, and prose, I have a treat for you, a short story of mine at Writing Raw. Kafka finally meeting eczema! Ah, Freshman year all over again.