Great news! Peeking Cat Literary will publish a new poem of mine, both online on January 23 and in its next annual anthology in October 2021. The title of the poem is “The Rough, Violet Stone.”
Peeking Cat Literary is the new incarnation of the former Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, which recently returned after a one-year hiatus with some ambitious new directions. You can find all the details about the magazine’s new era by viewing its October 3 Facebook live event right here.
Thanks once again to Editor Sam Rose for allowing me to share my voice all over the world via this first-rate literary venue! I will be honored to see my poem both in the online magazine and in the print anthology.
I’m honored to share here today that the Piker Press will feature five submissions of my writing in the coming months.
Editor Sand Pilarski has informed me that my horror/science fiction story, “Shine Now, Fiercely, Forever,” will appear at the weekly online literary magazine on December 10th. This story was originally published in January 2017 by The Bees Are Dead.
Four poems of mine will also be featured between January and May of 2019: “Confession,” “This Windy Morning,” “Roanoke Summer Midnight” and “My Mother’s Apartment.” These poems appeared over the last several years in the pages of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine.
The Piker Press is a journal for arts, sciences, fiction and non-fiction that its creators like to think of it as “the illegitimate, online child of Analog and National Geographic, but funnier.” It’s a great online periodical featuring fun and thought-provoking material from a range of voices. You can find it right here at http://www.pikerpress.com/.
I ordered my copy of the Peeking Cat Anthology 2018 this morning, and the poetry gods were evidently pleased enough to thank me via emissary. (The little lady below accosted me at the stores a little while ago and made it clear she wanted to be my new best friend.)
She was a weeee bit scratchy for someone hoping for human companionship. But I didn’t hold that against her, even if I couldn’t take her in.
What’s weird is that there are very few stray cats at all in Roanoke — it’s not like New York, where they’re everywhere. (Rabbits, deer and groundhogs are far more plentiful; it’s just a different ecosystem. And I might have seen a badger once.) But this is the first stray cat I’ve seen since I arrived a year and half ago.
Hey, if you want to order a copy of the anthology, you can find it right here.
I received some terrific news a little while ago — Down in the Dirt magazine has selected my poem, “hens staring upward,” for publication in its March/April 2019 issue. The issue will be released on April 1, and will be available both in print and online. (The poem should also appear online this weekend at the Scars Publications website — I’ll post a link when it becomes available.)
Down in the Dirt is a diverse and wonderful literary magazine, and I am grateful to Editor Janet Kuypers for allowing my work to be featured alongside its many talented contributors.
“hens staring upward” was previously published by Dead Snakes and by Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine.
I hope you all are looking forward to a great weekend!
Hey, gang! I’m honored today to see my poem “school shooter” published in the Peeking Cat Anthology 2018.
The book was released this morning and features work from 58 creators from around the world. Thank you, Editor Sam Rose, for allowing me to share my voice alongside so many talented writers, artists and photographers.
The anthology is available for purchase in both paperback and eBook format. (You can find purchasing information via the links.)
I hope that you all are having some fun on this cool and crisp October weekend.
I’m quite happy to share here today that a poem of mine will be featured in the Peeking Cat Anthology 2018. Its title is “school shooter,” and it appeared here at the blog back in May. This will be the fifth time my creative work has been published in an anthology.
Thank you, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine Editor Sam Rose, for selecting the piece for inclusion. The Peeking Cat Anthologies are always beautifully put together, and I’m honored to see my work appear alongside so many talented contributors from around the world.
The anthology is scheduled for release in October. I’ll post ordering information when it becomes available.
I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend!
There’s a terrific interview over at Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine with my good friend and colleague, Dennis Villelmi. Dennis speaks at length about his career as a writer, from his early inspiration by the works of Clive Barker to his current work on The Bees Are Dead.
Dennis has always been a creator to watch, and he remains one of my favorite writers. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of the processes behind his unique and baroquely dark poetry.
Head on over and take a look.
The February 2018 Issue of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine is out, and is available both for purchase and for free in PDF format. If you’d like to read my poem, “This Windy Morning,” you can find it on page 14.
Thank you once again to Editor Sam Rose for allowing me to share my work!
I just received some very nice news — Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine in the United Kingdom will publish my ghost story poem, “This Windy Morning,” in its February 2018 issue. The issue will be released soon, and I believe that it again will be available in both softcover and PDF format.
“This Windy Morning” was first published by Poetry Pacific in November 2017. I’ll post links when it appears over at Peeking Cat.
I hope that you all are enjoying this sunny but blustery winter weekend.
If you fancy a few verses to get you through the winter’s first snow this weekend, then check out the December 2017 issue of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. You can find my poem “Iphigenia’s Womb” there, along with some terrific poetry by a few great friends of mine — including Emily E. James’ “Psychochub” and R. J. Davey’s “An Appeal to the Craft.”
You can order a paperback copy of the magazine right from Lulu.com here, or download a free copy in PDF format right here.