Some news from my poet-self:
I have three poems online at Paper Darts, and they are illustrated beyond my wildest dreams by Paper Darts artist Seth Young. Thank you, Seth.
These three poems are part of my first chapbook, forthcoming from dancing girl press this fall.
I have another poem in the latest Beecher's Magazine, from my Paphos/David/Metharme/Venus series. The journal is quite well-made, and has some sexy attention to detail (check out the rounded corners). I especially like the cover paper and end sheets. Thanks, Beecher's team!
Other publications with my work that have come out since my last poetry post (back in January) include...
- Smokelong Quarterly (who also had the inspiring Simon Jacobs interview me, here) (Shhh, I think they only publish fiction)
- Fairy Tale Review, the Emerald Issue in honor of Oz and FTR's 10-year anniversary
- Caketrain (issue 11 has the brightest, most Lisa Frank cover I've seen
One of my older poems, which I had not had published in a journal because I gifted it to my father, has made it to the side of a building in Highlandtown, a neighborhood in Baltimore, MD (my hometown). Check it:
I don't know who that lady is, but she seems as excited as I am. The poem is maybe 10, 11 feet tall!
And it's paired with some lovely sketches by my dad, Randy Sovich
You would think that now that I have my official Master of Fine Arts degree in hand, I'd be able to lay around all day watching TV with the cats. (Their favorite soap is "Flight of the Carpenter Bees")
But I've been pretty busy snooping around an abandoned house in Bermuda...
...eating cannoli in Waltham, MA, visiting my poem (!!) in Baltimore, MD... and now cutting up and cooking this raw cotton fiber. Soon I'll be making at least 300 sheets of abaca-cotton paper for my Book Arts thesis. This is a 14 lb bag of cotton fiber, next to my 14 lb cat on an ottoman of indeterminate weight.
I can only fit about 2 lbs of cotton in a big ol' pot to cook, and each batch has to cook for at least 4 hours. I've got my work cut out for me!