And There Was Evening and There Was Morning!

Three and a half years ago, I began writing a series of essays about my first wife’s death and the fact that her book arrived in the mail on the very day of my stepdaughter’s similar diagnosis three years later. Now these essays will be a book! Launching in September from WTAW Press!

 

Happy New Year!

I’m so delighted to be featured as Image Journal’s first Artist of the Month of 2017.

https://imagejournal.org/artist/mike-smith/

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WRITING AND PUBLISHING FAQ: A ZOMBIE POEM

How can mood become cloud touch? How can I get
parent fear published? Where should I submit
the world that rushes by at your fingertips?

How do I format the light’s changes?
Is the house any help? Do I need a friend?
Can I make an easy thought of the rain?

 

See the original and more at

Tracking the Toll of Intolerance Post-Election 2016

https://hateindex.com/

 

The Zombie Poetry Project Hits the Road!

Very happy to announce that Brandon Nelson and I will be unveiling Phase II of the Zombie Poetry Project at The 2017 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Thursday afternoon, February 23rd! Hope to see you there!

http://thelouisvilleconference.com/

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www.zombiepoetryproject.com

 

Emily’s Book Seems More Important Than Ever These Days

from TRUMP TWITTERINGS: A FORTHCOMING ZOMBIE ANTHOLOGY!

Nobody should be allowed to burn the story.
If they do, there must be rain; horizon
of hunters in orderly rows!

 

Here is the original:

Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!

#zombiepoetry #poetryapocalypse

www.zombiepoetryproject.com

THE ZOMBIE POETRY PROJECT IN THE ILANOT REVIEW!

I’m happy to announce that The Zombie Poetry Project is featured in the new “Theft” issue of The Ilanot Review. Lots of great work by folks like Sally Ball, Steve Gehrke, and Craig Santos Perez.

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A ZOMBIE POEM FOR EDWIN HUBBLE ON HIS BIRTHDAY WITH THANKS

With age, the place fades and fades rapidly. Well,
we reach the dim boundary–the whole limits
of a small life. There, a girl measures the
rooms — and we search among the open school

of your head for landmarks that are
even more lean. The search will continue.
Not until the fine resources are exhausted
need we pass on to the fine realms

of the other rooms.

 

See his original quote and more at

http://www.zombiepoetryproject.com

‪#‎zombiepoetry‬ ‪#‎poetryapocalypse‬

BYRON IN BAGHDAD and THE IOWA REVIEW

The Iowa Review has made its archives available to all, which means you can read my socio-political satire of ten years ago, “Byron in Baghdad” today!

http://ir.uiowa.edu/iowareview/vol38/iss1/34/