Happy to have a poem published today (“Devastation”) at Headline Poetry.
The history of the poem arises from when I taught ELL years ago. It was around 2002. I taught with a colleague who was a refugee from Sarajevo. She survived the siege–and the stories she told still haunt me.
Thanks to the editors at Headline Poetry.
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The Destructive Age of Urban Warfare; or, How to Kill a City and How to Protect It
John Spencer | March 28, 2019
Frontier Poetry is accepting poetry
for a Summer Poetry Award and poetry for General Submissions.
What is Frontier looking for? It’s refreshing that Frontier specifically tells poets. In their words:
As a home for emerging authors & established voices together, we are looking for poems that express both traditional excellence in craft and a willing fearlessness in content and form. For us, the frontier of poetry is a place where voices—of all colors, ages, orientations, identities— are made equal by a shared belief in the power of language to confront the dark, the vast, the unexplored.
For further tips, you can look here: What We Look for at Frontier.
In other words, this is a literary press that tells you what they want, offers poets free submissions as well as reading fees for contests. It has it all, it has a vision, and it is exciting to read there.
And thanks for reading.
What a pleasure to find an old rough draft of a poem on an old flash drive. I was looking for a document when I found this, simply titled: “Work on this poem.”
So I will work on this poem. I’m not sure about the rhetorical questions or who the “you” in the poem is, but I like a bit of mystery.
It starts like this…
wrap blistered feet.
Earthbound, I walk
How would I drive?
Bridges stop around curves,
hidden in the fog or dust
a glimpse of surprised faces
into the wide river of our poetry.
Where could I drive?
Then it goes on, but I won’t post more since I want to revise and rework to submit.
Thanks for reading.