What a busy time, on the planet, in our country, in our lives. The pace seems frenetic, and crazed at times. So, when, and if you get a chance, here are some great threads to enjoy:
Bud Smith has this kickass blog radio show, The Unknown Show, and this week he interviewed me and I got to read “The Lost and Erasable Parts of Us” (published here: http://usedfurniturereview.com/columns/exquisite-duet/)
Also I read my poem, “Adversity” which was published in the Red Fez Sandy Hook Memorial Tribute: http://www.redfez.net/poetry/1751.
Another writer interviewed was Matthew Guerruckey, editor of Drunk Moneys (http://www.drunkmonkeys.onimpression.com/). Bud also plugged Aaron Dietz’s Superhero Anthology and read one of his magnificent poems which Aaron read in the recent Uno Kudo Los Angeles event.
Here is Bud Smith’s UNKNOWN show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theliteraryunderground/2013/02/06/the-unknown-show-w-bud-smith
Over a year ago, I had a piece taken for Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash edited by Nicole Monaghan. The concept, and the reveal of author’s paired with their pieces, one year later, is here: http://writenic.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/strippeds-big-reveal-one-year-later/
Jodi Paloni is up at Monkeybicycle with her flash piece, “Alchemy”: http://monkeybicycle.net/alchemy/
Marcus Speh at A-Minor with “One Week on the Happy Isles”: http://aminormagazine.com/2013/02/04/one-week-on-the-happy-isles/
Teisha Dawn Twomey is up at New Graffiti, with “How do you like your grits cooked?”: http://newgraffititheoriginal.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/how-do-you-like-your-grits-cooked-by-teisha-twomey/
Ben Tanzer is at The Weeklings with Bed Sex: http://www.theweeklings.com/btanzer/2013/02/05/bed-sex/
“As Outside the Clouds Made Fists” is a micro-flash by Kathy Fish at Metazen: http://www.metazen.ca/?p=12097. Also, if you want more of Kathy, which we all do, then read Christopher Allen’s fantastic review of her insatiable book, Together We Can Bury it, at Fictionaut: http://www.fictionaut.com/wordpress/2013/01/31/books-at-fictionaut-together-we-can-bury-it/
Chris Dankland brings it with “Infestation” at Everyday Genius:
Alex Pruteanu has an interview at Fictionaut in the F5 series: http://fictionaut.com/blog. If you have not yet ordered Alex’s new book, Gears, then what are you waiting for?: http://www.amazon.com/Gears-Collection-Alex-M-Pruteanu/dp/0984009329%3FSubscriptionId%3D0SBFH8FHMR8PSPMHY202%26tag%3Dfictionaut-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0984009329.
Are you planning to attend the upcoming AWP Conference in Boston this March? If so, I hope to see you there! In the next few weeks, I will post information about Off-site readings I have been asked to participate in.