Saturday, July 04, 2009

Contributor's Copies

June 2009 Aoife's Kiss

Aoife's Kiss (Sam's Dot Publishing) is the latest contributor's copy to arrive. That's my name at lower left. (Grin)

My poem "Frightening the Horses" is inside. The poem is based on Lubov's painting "Daybreak," which can be seen here. For the second year in a row, Marge Simon and I had arranged to each write a poem based on something in the Necronomicon art show. The 2007 art show yielded poems that appeared in Space and Time #104. The 2008 art show produced "Frightening the Horses" and Marge's poem "Painting Tomorrow Man" (based on Garret Dechellis's "The Convector") -- one of two poems Marge has in this issue.

I also received Of Poets And Poetry, the newsletter of the Florida State Poets Association, which contains two of my poems. (The image below is a montage of material taken from three pages.)

Of Poets And Poetry, June 2009
Large view

"The Unexpected Answer" (after this painting by Rene Magritte) won the FSPA's mini-contest at its "Spring Fling" meeting. "A door closing/a door opening" was the contest theme, with entries limited to 20 or fewer lines.

"Sijo Sequence for Larry" is a tribute to Larry Gross, who received the 2009 FSPA Guiding Light Award and who was honored at the event. Larry served as FSPA Webmaster and was in charge of our online forum. He was also the organization's Parliamentarian and founded the Big Bend Poets chapter, plus has written articles and given workshops. He is an expert in Asian poetic forms and is an all-around mensch. You can see some of Larry's poetry here.

I was the "Spring Fling" photographer and used tripod and auto-release to take the group shot. You can find me in the lower left-hand corner.

Cover for Deviations: Covenant, Second EditionCover for Deviations: Appetite

Vol. 1, Deviations: Covenant (2nd Ed.)
Vol. 2, Deviations: Appetite
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