I don’t have a lot of time to write today; but I’m so excited, I couldn’t wait to share this with you.
Two of my poems have just been published in the latest issue (#22, Giving In) of The City, a beautifully crafted underground poetry zine. I’ve been a huge fan of The City since discovering it for the first time last year, and I find it incredible that I’m actually a part of it now.
See and enjoy the new issue at http://www.thecitypoetry.com/issue22/index.htm!
Here’s my immediate response to publisher Kathy Ireland Smith after I perused the issue this morning:
|Jesus Crisis |
did you know that darwin didn’t even know that chooks couldn’t see the blue iridescent feathers of the roosters that he presumed to think were a basis for his selection theory?
allow me to react to such nonsense with a few words about domestic silence. mediocrity is to oblivion what sound is to wind, and to further unravel such simple distractions, note first the blue iridescent feathers of the rooster, and ask yourself or anyone for that matter, who snaked the sun from the rainbow’s heart?
from Evolution is a Burning Blunder of Hot Air by Andrew Boerum
for this over-inflated establishment,
this store that had unwittingly morphed
into a universe in its own right—
self-sufficient, fully-fledged, and indisputably functional:
a model microcosm to our own imperfect world;
an island unto itself; a high-voltage bubble of commerce
that had boiled over the top,
frothing into some hyper-charged
cash-and-credit force field that trapped its contents
within a finely-tuned matrix
of creeds, rules, and regulations, which formed
a new and complete set of guidelines for existence,
apocalyptic bylaws and all.
from To Wal-Mart by Wanda Sobieska
Full color version, perfect bound spine. Full color covers. 46 pages. This issue is available at cost.
$11.43 plus shipping *
* I found a couple errors in my test copy so I’ve made revisions and updated the version on lulu. The original copy was $10.83 but I made changes for the sake of readibility which resulted in more pages for the zine.