Hey, gang — I received some nice news today. Poet Jenny Santellano has kindly agreed to feature a poem of mine in her ongoing video series.
Jenny is a particularly gracious creative person who allows other poets to benefit from her voice; she reads selected poems at her Youtube channel, which you can find right here. (Seriously, guys, she has a beautiful voice.)
The poem selected is “The Writer.” It was part of a trilogy of poems entitled “Three Dreamers,” which was first published in 2013 by Dagda Publishing in its online format, and then in its print anthology, “Threads.” (“Three Dreamers” was also subsequently published by Illumen Magazine, Dead Snakes and UFO Gigolo.)
I’ll be sure to post a link when the video appears.
I’m honored to share here that Dead Snakes published “Three Dreamers” today. This is a set of three related poems that was first featured by Dagda Publishing, in the United Kingdom, in January 2013 — the poems’ individual titles are “The Writer,” “The Secretary,” and “The Bureaucrat.” Dagda subsequently featured these poems in print format in its 2013 poetry anthology, “Threads.” Finally, these poems were published in 2014 by Illumen, a quarterly print-only poetry journal here in the United States.
Editor Stephen Jarrell Williams also kindly informed me the he would feature the poems on another site for which he serves as editor — UFO Gigolo. This online publication focuses on poetry in the genres of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. I’m new to the site, but it looks like great fun, perhaps especially for the sci-fi and horror fans with whom I’ve become acquainted here at my blog.
You can find “Three Dreamers” at Dead Snakes right here:
My website, like most others, is configured so that I can see which search terms users employ to arrive there via Google.
Some kind soul searched for “secretary poem,” doubtlessly to find some happy verse to remind some cherished subordinate that they are appreciated. He found my poem entitled “The Secretary,” first published by Dagda and currently appearing in Illumen Magazine. I hope he enjoys it.
My poem, of course, describes a woman marginalized by corporate culture who kills herself in her garage out of loneliness.
I guess it’s just my usual habit of diminishing the light for the kind.