bluestem magazine – Spring 2014 issue

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My contributor copy of the new BLUESTEM literary magazine arrived in the mail. It’s gorgeous! And I’m thankful to be among such good writers. I’m especially grateful to nonfiction editor Ruben Quesada for his care in editing my essay, “Jo-Jo’s Three Cents,” which appears there. Can’t wait to read all this good stuff!

THE PSYCHIC FAIR … CHELSEA STATION MAGAZINE … THE PSYCHIC FAIR … CHELSEA STATION MAGAZINE

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My brand new essay, “The Psychic Fair,” appears on Jameson Currier’s new GLBT literary journal, CHELSEA STATION MAGAZINE, along with a host of other exciting new writing.  Hope you enjoy.  I’m working on a number of these brief treatments – mini essays – about my experiences with the paranormal over the  years. Hope they’ll all find as welcoming homes as this one did. Thank you, Jameson and Chelsea Station Mag. It’s an honor to be here.

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NAMING CEREMONY REVIEWED

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Naming Ceremony gets ink in Jerry Wheeler’s brilliant blog OUT IN PRINT: Queer Book Reviews. There’s a lot more great stuff here, interviews with author-publisher Steve Berman, for instance, as well as info on the latest in GLBT books.

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There’s No Place Like Home

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gulf stream…THE GULF STREAM: Poems of the Gulf Coast

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Editors Jeff Newberry and Brent House bring us, via Snake Nation Press, a collection of poems from poets along the Gulf Coast. I marked my hometown — Pensacola/Molino, Florida — on the cover with that blue circle. I’m thrilled to have two poems reprinted in this exciting anthology, “Burn” and “Defuniak Springs.”

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COURT GREEN 11 … James Schuyler dossier

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(James Schuyler at Kenward Elmslie’s Vermont home.)

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COURT GREEN 11 features a special dossier section on New York School poet James Schuyler, including poems by and photographs of Schuyler, as well as Tim Dlugos, Michael Lally, Elaine Equi, John Ashbery, Alex Gildzen, RJ Gibson, Vincent Katz, Bill Corbett, Jason Schneiderman, and me, among others. The non-Schuyler material is of equal excitement, with new work by Aaron Smith, DA Powell, Ching-In Chen, Cate Marvin and a host of others. I’ve long been a fan of COURT GREEN and its editors, David Trinidad, Tony Trigilio, and CM Burroughs. Glad to be a part of this fine issue recognizing one of our poetic forefathers.

HINCHAS DE POESIA, issue 11

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WHAT ARE HINCHAS? Hinchas are the homicidal fútbol fanatics of Latin America.
In a land where fútbol is equal to religion, hinchas keep the Church of Fútbol afloat.

Hinchas de Poesía is a digital codex of contemporary Pan-American writing. It publishes the fiction, poetry, and prose of authors from América.

I’M THRILLED TO HAVE TWO POEMS APPEAR IN THE 11TH ISSUE, ALONG WITH WORK BY WRITERS I ADMIRE LIKE JAMIE FIGUEROA, TIFFANY MIDGE, JOHN PLUECKER and others. GUEST EDITED BY BOJAN LOUIS.

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CHECK IT OUT AT http://www.hinchasdepoesia.com.

MIXED RACE IS A PANDORA’S BOX

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The Asian American Literary Review‘s latest issue is more than just a magazine, it’s a package, it’s a box, literally. Packaged in a box titled “Mixed Race in a Box” are a deck of cards (the back featuring quoted excerpts and the face side, art), a poster, and three bound books: “Mixed Race is a Black Box,” “Mixed Race is an Inbox,” and “Mixed Race is a Pandora’s Box.” Certainly eye-catching, it’s an important issue. (quoted from NEW PAGES blog).

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aalrI’m proud to have a new lyric essay titled “Deniable DNA: Thoughts on filling out the Uruguayan population census,” in this Mixed Race Initiative original creation known as AALR’s latest issue, the box!

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But here’s the question: If this is what today’s literary magazine looks like, can you imagine the contents? Dig in and let’s start a game of “52 Pickup.” It even has a deck of playing cards!

GHOST DANCE

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !! dias de los muertos

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My short story “Ghost Dance” is featured on the beautiful web site

RIVER, BLOOD, AND CORN this hallowed month.

 

Read the story and don’t forget to honor your ancestors, your loved ones,

your inner ghouls …      and dance.

A BEAST OF A LITERARY MAGAZINE

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The very cool “beast of a literary magazine” ANIMAL

has published my lyric essay

“The Heat Run”

in its October issue.

You can read the poetic essay about Frida’s trip

from Uruguay to Denver during her first ‘heat’ cycle here.

She actually loves having two daddies and a puppy passport.

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GARGOYLE 60

 

 

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TALKING ABOUT THE DEAD … an essay in Gargoyle 60

 

In honor of the Halloween month and all things eerie, I’m so pleased to have my essay, TALKING ABOUT THE DEAD, in which I discuss encountering the ghosts of John LaTouche and Bessie Drennan, in the new issue of Gargoyle.