Hello friends! A week in which all the lit zines are selecting their Best of the Net winners, and the presidential debates air, and the leaves leap off their trees, still, the literature continues to come, like waves reach the shore, then recede, back again into the ethers:
JMWW Fall 2012 issue is live. Come and get it: http://jmww.150m.com/
Ten rules for writing fiction (courtesy of friend and writer Michael Seidel) up at The Guardian, UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one
My pal and fantabulous fellow Wisconsin writer David Tomaloff (dt) is UGLY MOUTH at HOUSEFIRE: http://housefirebooks.com/ugly-mouth-poetry-david-tomaloff/. Way to represent!
Fiction writer Jacqueline Vogtman is featured at Connotation Press, courtesy of fiction editor Meg Tuite: http://connotationpress.com/fiction/1562-jacqueline-vogtman-fiction. And happy birthday sweet Meg…here’s to many, many more!
Gregory Sherl has an awesome poem at poets.org: Two Minus One- Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. Damn, can he write!
Blue Fifth Review has a Flash special issue including pieces by Stephen Hastings-King, Hobie Anthony, Kari Nguyan and more: http://bluefifthreview.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/flash-special-september-2012-12-20/
Roxane Gay waxes and wanes with The Politics of Entitlement at The Rumpus: http://therumpus.net/2012/09/the-politics-of-entitlement/
Nancy Fraser Freund was the guest editor at Necessary Fiction for September, and I was so fortunate to have my piece, “Mother/Father and Clown” published there on September 23: http://necessaryfiction.com/writerinres/MotherFatherandClown. And here are the rest of the pieces Nancy chose for the month: http://necessaryfiction.com/tag/writerinres+September 2012
Three new poems by Sasha Fletcher at Hobart: http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/three-poems–2
If you haven’t already, it’s time to get Amber Sparks’s debut collection, May We Shed These Human Bodies from Curbside Splendor: http://curbsidesplendor.bigcartel.com/product/may-we-shed-these-human-bodies
Dennis Cooper’s blog, DC, discusses three new books he recently read and loved: http://denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com/2012/10/3-books-i-read-recently-loved-blake.html?zx=1852724834aecd63
My bro, the prolific Len Kuntz, has a new story, “Hooks,” up at the new Seattle zine, Spartan: http://spartanlit.com/hooks
I am happy to be alive. What a lovely time to be on the planet. Happy trails all!