Friday, October 12, 2012

Six Poems, Two Places

Earlier this week I went to the launch party for T(our) Magazine. The editors of T(our) do a nice job of building gay/straight alliances at the same time as they seek out poems and prose from writers from Seattle and beyond. The magazine is available in print and online: the individual pieces from the debut issue are available here. There are four poems of mine, from a larger series I've been working on for a few years, poems which borrow found text from biographies and old gossip magazine articles about Dusty Springfield as well as 1930s-1950s Hollywood stars like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Lizabeth Scott.

Also, two of my poems about bees and beekeeping just went online in Camroc Press Review. The first poem has its start in found text from sections from beekeeping manuals about the anatomy of bees, and the second is about the way honeybees are shipped north from California to beekeepers in Washington state.

I continue to read Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems as I have time; it's just been hard to find time as I've had a lot of grading to do this week! I hope to post again soon regarding some of the mentions of bees in Dickinson's poetry.

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