I’m putting together our first Full Moon Social anthology, based on the posts to the #fullmoonsocial2014 event on October 8th.
The anthology will be FREE and available as both a PDF and epub. Each page contains a poem and a link to the author’s website or Twitter page. Where a contributor is only known by their WordPress or Twitter handle, I used that in place of an author name. It will be a nice way to honor the hours we spent together writing under the moon.
To be on the safe side, I’m asking any contributors to the event to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you give permission to being included in this free commemorative ebook. This will also help me if in my collection efforts I have missed some of the poems or photos posted by you.
By Friday I will be finalizing the anthology based on the permissions I’ve received. It has been fun to revisit these poems as I’ve been placing them in the (admittedly very basic) book design, and I look forward to sharing them once again in a more book-ish format.
GOAT in San Francisco
Last photographed somewhere on the coast of the Aegean sea, the mangy beast continues to see far more of the world than I ever will.
Here he visits the famous City Lights Bookstore and Ghirardelli Chocolates. I am sure the hilly nature of that city works for him. Not to mention the chocolates.
Have you got my GOAT yet? If so feel free to send a photo of my pal so I know what he’s up to. Or to reprimand me for worst marketing tag ever for a book of poetry. Either will do.
photos courtesy of Maureen Bayless
A few images from West of Here, where some of the poetry offered up on this site has found its way recently into the hands of kind caretakers. Admittedly it is kind of thrilling to know this work travels far better than its author…
GOAT at Coco et Olive, Main and 21st St, Vancouver BC (photo courtesy MB)
GOAT at Rocky Mountain Flatbread, W 1st Ave, Vancouver BC (photo courtesy of MB)
Goat has never been on a Vancouver cafe run before (at least as far as I know). So thanks, MB, for expanding my horizons! And many thanks to all of you who’ve taken one poem or another for a ride in your mind or your car, wherever you are.
Today my poem “Roadside Attraction” was published on the New Orleans Review site. It’s on the site’s main page, and also has its own little link here.
My thanks to the editors there who saw fit to give this poem and “The Push Pull” some exposure to the NOR’s readers.
The poem is based on an experience driving home from Kure Beach near Wilmington, NC in the twilight hour, as the carny atmosphere is just starting to light up on the main drag between the beach and the city.
The New Orleans Review posted my poem “The Push Pull” today. A nice way to celebrate the first day of spring!
In a happy coincidence, I found out Sunday that a few of my poems not featured on this site will appear in the New Orleans Review.
It’s happy because outside of some bouts of very active self-publishing (including starting a self-publishing print-on-demand company in 2000) I have not had a poem appear in a non-local journal or magazine for something like 27 years.
It’s a coincidence because that last time a poem of mine was published outside of my local sphere, it was by a magazine in New Orleans as well, one called Fat Tuesday. And also coincidental because, well, it’s that Fat Tuesday time of year. Hmm… (Cue Robert Stack in trenchcoat…) What is it with New Orleans?
NOR not only has a great print journal but also ever-changing web features, including a page for poetry.