Thursday, November 18, 2010

And then The SHOp arrives ... it must be Christmas

In the last issue of The SHOp the editors pointed out a frightening statistic. Each year they receive about 6,000 poems for consideration. They print sixty an issue and there's only three issues a year. 180 chosen from 6,000.
And that includes writers like Mahon, Heaney, Longley, Les Murray and others of such ilk.

I have a poem in this issue.
It's the second time they've published one by me.

Once is a fluke, twice ...
Thursday 18/11/2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Stinging Fly arrives

Just as the temperature here starts cranking its way to summer, and the air tightens with the promise of afternoon storms, the Winter issue of the Dublin based The Stinging Fly arrives.
It's always nice to be published, but getting poems into Journals I pay to read anyway, always feels special.
The Stinging Fly itself seems to be getting bigger and this issue adds graphic fiction to the usual excellent mix of poetry, short stories, reviews and articles.
16.16 17/11/2010