“Song of the Severed Feet” (based on Andersen’s tale The Red Shoes) and “Regrets of the Wind Witch” will appear in future postings of Polu Texni.
My children’s poem “Dandelions” is now out in the October issue of Blast-Off, one of the children’s magazines published by the Department of Education in New South Wales, Australia. It’s charmingly illustrated by Gaye Chapman. I love being published by the School Magazine’s different magazines for different age groups; it’s amazing to think that this NYC lady’s work is being read by children on the other side of the globe!
My wee children’s poem, “Beach Glass,” is out in the September issue of Cricket!
Marianne Szlyk has posted a beautiful review of Eurydice Sings on her blog, The Song Is. Marianne is a professor of English at Montgomery College, an associate poetry editor for Potomac Review, and a member of the DC Poetry Project, and author of the poetry collections I Dream of Empathy (Flutter Press) and Listening to Electric Cambodia, Looking up at Trees of Heaven (Kind of a Hurricane Press).
My poem “The Eagles’ Songs” is up on Silver Blade’s Summer 2018 issue, also with a recording. (Note: My name is actually pronounced LEE-bo-witz.)
My science fiction fantasy piece about a Hungarian river-tamer, originally published in Shining Cities; An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction, is now available online in Pantheon‘s issue dedicated to the water goddess Tethys.
Please join me next Saturday, August 11, from 1:30-3:30 at Poe Cottage in the Bronx for a wonderful program on speculative poetry entitled “Poe’s Heirs.” Joining me will be fabulous writers Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez. We’ll start off discussing speculative poetry, then each poet will read samples of their works. We’ll finish up with a Q&A session plus selling and signing of books. I’ll have THE BONE-JOINER and EURYDICE SINGS with me, as well as a few copies of Rebecca Buchanan’s DAME EVERGREEN and Other Poems of Myth, Magic & Madness, just out from Sycorax Press, and a few other books that might interest lovers of Poe.
The program will take place in the educational center adjacent to the cottage. If you’ve never visited the cottage–it’s beautiful and touching (especially if, like me, you love Edgar A. Poe)–you might want to stop in there first, as it closes at 4:00 and our program ends at 3:30. The cottage opens at 10 and, as it’s small, you don’t need to give yourself more than perhaps an hour to see it. Admission tothe cottage is $5; $3 for students and seniors.
Take the D train to Kingsbridge Road in The Bronx. Poe Park is right outside the station.
Take the train 4 to Kingsbridge Road in The Bronx. Walk east to Grand Concourse. The cottage is located across the boulevard, on the right.
Use Bronx bus lines #1, #2, #9, #22, #28, #34, and MTA express bus BxM #4 from Manhattan.
I’ll be hosting a table for Sycorax Press and Flutter Press, sharing with poet Marianne Szlyk. Marianne is a professor of English at Montgomery College, an associate poetry editor for Potomac Review, and a member of the DC Poetry Project. She also edits The Song Is…, a blog-zine for poetry and flash fiction inspired by music, especially jazz. She’s the author of I Dream of Empathy and other books.
On Saturday, July 14, 10: a.m., “Imagination All Compact” will take place in Blue Hills. I’ll be leading a discussion of speculative poetry followed by readings by Mike Allen, Sara Cleto, Carlos Hernandez, Brittany Warman and myself.