The International War Veterans’ Poetry Archives was kind enough today to feature a poem I’d written during my college days, “November, Blue Ridge Mountains, 1992.” The piece is quite short, but it meant a great deal to me when I wrote it.
The IWVPA is a wonderful website that allows war veterans, their friends and supporters to share their creativity. I’m quite grateful to Anthony W. Pahl OAM for graciously allowing me to join the community there. Thanks, Tony!
Since I began sharing creative writing online about eight months ago, I’ve been lucky to gain the friendship of new and wonderful voices that have been a great inspiration for my own work. One such voice is Dennis Villelmi.
Dennis is unabashed creatively, and combines an encyclopedic knowledge of myth and folklore with a fearless examination of dark subject matter. I feel he sets a great example for me as an artist who is willing to take risks and express himself fully.
Dennis’ latest poem, “A Low Gnosis,” was published on July 4th by Dagda Publishing in the United Kingdom. (See the link below.) I highly recommend his strong and provocative work.
The poetry e-zine Dead Snakes featured a love poem of mine this morning — “Starlight.” Thanks again, Dead Snakes!
The online poetry e-zine Dead Snakes has featured my poem, “The Minotaur.” I’m especially grateful to Stephen and the gang over at Dead Snakes because this piece was important to me — it’s a tribute to my favorite poet, W.H. Auden. I tried to emulate the allusion and internal rhyme scheme he sometimes employed.
Thanks, Dead Snakes!!
Two new poems of mine were featured today on the wonderful online poetry magazine, Dead Snakes. The poems are a bit dark, and are entitled “When I Meet the Devil” and “Lying Close.”
Dead Snakes is always a great read, with poetry that is offbeat, dark and unconventional. I highly recommend it.
My poem, “Delaware Sheets,” which I’d actually written back in my 20’s, got some very nice comments over at Every Day Poets.
Please read the poem and, if you like it, kindly click to give it a star rating? (The highest rated poems appear annually in anthology format.) And, as always, thanks for reading! 🙂
I just wanted to thank my friends – both old and new – who have recently offered me some much needed encouragement and kind comments about my writing, especially over the past couple of weeks. I’m grateful today in particular for Tina, Sazl, Michelle, Lisa, Angela, Jason, Russ, Tim and Michael. 🙂
I’m really quite fortunate to have people be so generous in their appraisals, not to mention such immensely good natured people in my life.
From Every Day Poets:
“It’s warming up in the Northern Hemisphere and spring is busting out all over. New growth, new flowers, and of course, new poets. We’d like to welcome Vincent DiPietro, Rohini Gupta, Justine Pannett, Julie deGarie, Eric Robert Nolan, A.A. Howell, Lori Schafer, Michael Braun, Mike Drazen and J.L. Sharp to the Every Day Poets family.”
Thanks, Every Day Poets!
First, my short poem, “Delaware Sheets,” will appear in Every Day Poets on May 14.
Second, when my set of three poems, entitled “Three Dreamers,” appear in Illumen Magazine next year, they will be combined into a single long poem. The tentative new title for this revised piece will be “Birds, Machinery and Warfare: Three Dreamers Leave an Office at Dusk.”
Finally, based on a few informal conversations with a publisher, it is possible that my poetry will appear in a new kind of venue in the coming months. I’ll be able to make an announcement if and when those plans are finalized.
I hope everyone is having a great Spring!