I got a poem into the latest issue of Tribe, a London magazine of art, design, music, and writing. So much cool artwork to check out in this issue. Find me on p. 21. More soon! xxx
Vayavya is an online magazine out of the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. Their latest issue includes a couple of my poems. More Duke Ellington stuff and a quite flippant little poem about getting ready to leave the house. I am glad to be published outside of Europe and North America for the first time, and especially to be published in India. Indian Independence Day was ten days ago, and happened to be the day on which I got married. Our Indian caterers mentioned that to us some time before the date, and also pointed out that our decorations were orange, white and green, the colours of the Indian flag. Basically, it’s all India right now.
My contribution to the latest issue of GTM is a longish poem about the D.C. riots of the summer of 1919, which prompted Duke Ellington to relocate his first band to Harlem. We all know how that turned out! It’s a great issue with a whole section of new artwork. Get yer copies here.
One of the poems I had published online with In Parentheses got bumped up to the print edition. It’s a little post-colonial satire I wrote while listening to some “jungle style” swing music from the big daddy, Duke Ellington. (Specifically a piece called “The Mooche, which is always worth a listen.) In any case, you can purchase the PDF or print version of the issue, which as well as poetry contains a whole load of contemporary painting and graphic art, at the In Parentheses magcloud page.
Brand new poems now up at In Parentheses, a journal of new modernist writing. They’re from a series I’ve been writing based on a few of my favourite jazz compositions, in this case “Pannonica” from Monk’s Brilliant Corners and Ellington’s “The Mooche”, best version to be found on Ellington Uptown. Both are on Youtube and well worth a listen. Currently working on a longer narrative sequence based on Duke’s life.