I am very pleased to report that my short story, "Cathy and Jimmy and Clarence Makes Three," has been published in the November 2018 issue of Aji Magazine. I wrote the story in graduate school in 1985, so it made the rounds of editors' desks for a very, very long time. When I read the … Continue reading Publication in Aji Magazine!
William Wordsworth's phrase, "surprised by joy," comes to mind whenever I experience one of these unexpectedly joyful moments of life. But I always, always forget that "surprised by joy" was occasioned by immeasurable grief. It's only when I go back to the poem that I remember. "XXIX [Surprised by joy--impatient as the Wind]" is in … Continue reading “Surprised by Joy”
I am pleased to report that my poem "Psalm for Anorexia" has been published in the Spring/Summer issue of Medical Literary Messenger, which is published by Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine. Similar to Bellevue Literary Review and Hospital Drive, Medical Literary Messenger "aims to promote humanism and the healing arts through prose, poetry, and … Continue reading Publication in Medical Literary Messenger
Those of us who submit fiction and poetry to literary magazines are very familiar with calls for submission. We pore over them--eagerly at first, then anxiously--looking for just the right home for each of the precious darlings we have written into this world. Genre, word count, deadline, and manuscript format? No problem there. I have … Continue reading What the Editor Wants: “The Dancers”