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The Rotary Dial Issue 39

Hello old pals! It has been a long time since the last one of these. I am now a first-year English teacher and the publishing game has perceptibly slipped! Summer is coming soon, and I will be back on the horse. Here’s an oldish one that just came out in this month’s Rotary Dial. About Donald Rumsfeld. Kind of. You can get it here for a mere buck.

Also, as always, I love Canada. Thanks Canada

Paper Nautilus

A poem I wrote in the Spring about seeing a big moon in some clouds is out now in this year’s edition of Paper Nautilus. Most importantly, check out the cover!

Lost in Thought Issue 5

When Robert Vaughan at Lost in Thought got in contact with my earlier this year and asked me to write something for the new issue, I’d already had my greedy eyes on the magazine for some time. Simply put, it’s one of the most beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated American literary magazines I’ve come across, a fact that is all the more remarkable given that its staff is comprised of just two guys. Anyway, their approach is quite novel: they research artwork for the upcoming issue, and then send images to writers whom they feel the images would suit. Once they have all the writing and artwork they experiment with visuals and text in some fresh, charming ways. The poem I wrote for them is a recent favourite, about a Metro-North conductor. Pick up the issue in print or digital versions here.

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Circa Issue 9

Circa just put out their summer issue, containing three of my poems: shazam. The first is a translation of Rimbaud’s “Le Dormeur du val”, the second a piece I wrote after watching John Cassavetes’ The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and the third a little sketch of our old French-Canadian landlord. More to come in the next couple of days!

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The Round Issue 8

The new issue of The Round, a student-run magazine at Brown University, just came out and it includes another of the ekphrasis poems I wrote around the time I was putting together Afterworks. You can view it online for free here.