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.