Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Poetry Cemetery - a reassuring resurrection

Poetry Cemetery shut its gates recently, but Morrissey and Pantera hung around there disconsolately, like Barney lamenting outside the Duff brewery when it closed, but not singing so nicely, so they had a reassuring resurrection even quicker than Jebus. In the January 2009 issue they will have three poems by me. For now they are here. There are things by me in their archives among the links. The links below here to the left.

Mung Being

Very pleased to have had five things taken by the excellent Mung Being. They have a whole load of issuses at their website here that are well worth checking out. In the current issue there are a host of names, including the devout Catholic Pablo Vision. I therefore submitted a bunch of devotional poems arranged loosely under the slogan Pablo for Pope!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Shoots & Vines day 3

Very pleased to say that two more poems are up at Shoots & Vines, thus completing a pretty fucking seasonal feature with me there. The two for today are here and the poems for all three days are here.

I'm pretty chuffed by that. It's a great zine and I like the poems by me.

Lit Up Magazine

There's a new poem by me called "the birds do not sing of death" at Lit Up Magazine here. It's still looking like a very great place to be published, some other really strong work there too.

Check it out.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Shoots & Vines Day 2

Now I have two more up at Shoots and Vines as day two of my featured weekend. More coming tomorrow. Todays' offerings are here.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Shoots & Vines Day 1

If you are sobering up now, and recovered from buggering a few nieces and nephews, as one does at Xmas, then you may see a couple of poems by me posted at Shoots & Vines as the first part of the featured writer weekend here.

More coming tomorrow and the next day.

It's a great zine and I'm happy to be there.


I was just very pleased, but slightly surprised, to see a load of poems by me in StrangeRoad.com who are here. The poems are here and five of them have appeared at a couple of other places. I don't know when they came up, but the four at the end have the same formatting as they had at one of the other places. The ones at the beginning aren't published anywhere else. It seems a good site, lots of other work there by people like Rob Plath and Luic Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal. The poems by me are pretty OK I think.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Shoots and Vines

The excellent newish zine Shoots and Vines will be featuring me Boxing Day and the weekend. They are here, and have some really great stuff to read already. Like I say they will be featuring two poems by me Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so check them out. They are, as I said, here.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Delighted to have five pieces accepted for the January issue of LiteralMinded, a newish zine which obviously has damn good taste. They are here and will be well worth reading and are already worth a submission.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Flutter Poetry Journal

Always happy to have one forthcomign in the excellent Flutter Poetry Journal. There will be a poem called the moss by me in the January 2009 issue. Until then you can read their December 2008 issue here. It's worth checking out.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

An exuberant ashtray

Rob Plath's new blogzine is up now here, and there is a lot of stuff in it, including poems by Rob himself, Puma Perl and me. My thing is here.

The dog really freaks out if I do Michael Jackson's voice from South Park. I either have to stop doing it or be badly bitten. Quite hard to choose.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sein und Werden & philias

One poem by me online at Sein und Werden now here. Also a review by me of a book Vs by David Oprava is here. There's a poem in the print version too and that can be ordered here. There are many people in it, including me and Pablo Vision. So buy it.

The Maynard Anthology

Pleased to say that The Maynard will be publishing three poems by me in their forthcoming Anthology. Details will be available at their site here. Judging by some of the work they have had it will be an excellent book.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Muse Thing & call for submissions

Very pleased that Nobius Black just posted a poem by me at The Muse Thing here. The Muse Thing is Calliope Nerve's weblog and the piece will be in the print issue too. They would appreciate some quality submissions, I'm sure, for in my humble opinion zines like Calliope Nerve, and especially them, are those that publish the best shit now being writ. At least I tend to send them the best things I do. You should do so too, if you do write good stuff you want published in classy underground company. Submission guidelines are here.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Paramater forgotten

I try to keep records of most online things in this blog by updating it when I learn that thye are up, it's not complete though because of the inevitable imperfection of man. I just noticed two poems in Parameter five that I forgot to post here. It's an excellent magazine, it's here, and here the poems are.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Literary Mary

Very pleased to say that Literary mary, whom I mentioned a few months ago and recommended to your attention, will soon have their first print issue available.There are two poems by me in it and much other excellent stuff, listed here. They will soon have advance orders avaialble and they also have good work in many media at their website here.

A Capella Zoo

Happy to have just had a piece accepted for the Spring issue of A Capella Zoo, a zine that has an excellent line up for their Fall issue listed at their website here. The zine can be ordered here. It's $10 plus shipping and handling and an annual subscription is $18, two years only $32, and free shipping for subscriptions. It's quite a good poem by me and I'm sure the rest of the poetry and prose in the issue will be excellent. It's a print literary journal of experimental and magic realist works.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Pleased to say that sexy similes and when you're tired of Stockholm, you're tired of death, two pieces by me, will be appearing in the excellent Lo-Fidelity zine who are here. They have really good stuff posted there, so check them out. Sexy similes is pretty offensive, I'm pleased to say, and is here, the Stockholm poem isn't offensive, I'm afraid, and it's here. I suppose the different degrees of offensiveness are because one is about God and one about Stockholm, I like Stockholm but I don't like the idea of a huge and powerful ghost who can do tricks. Stockholm is probably less bleak than one might imagine from the poem. God is precisely that nonsensical.

Moon Drenched Fables

Delighted to have a piece accepted by Moon Drenched Fables to appear in March 2009. It's a zine that specializes in the fantasy genre, and they have excellent work at their site to read in the meantime, they are here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Also in the post today I received a copy of December 2008's Decanto. Packed full of a lot of poems as usual, and not bound to the usual contemporary styles. Order a copy here for a change of pace, guarnateed no bad Bukowski knock-offs in it.

Belinda And Her Friends

I received my copy of Belinda and Her Friends today, I have already reviewed it and blurbed it, you can read the review here and buy the book here, from Erbacce Press, or direct from Puma if you have that option. Do so. It's a marvelous slice of life, about the times when life still was life and knew how to be marvelous sometimes.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Toronto Quarterly

Very pleased to have a poem appearing in next issue of The Toronto Quarterly. For now you can buy their first issue here, and it seems to have a pretty impressive line up. So it's another zine that seems to be doing things right. Until, of course, they took my stuff. Or especially because they took my stuff. Take your choice when you pays yer money. They have MySpace too, that's here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Gut Zine

I'm very pleased to have received a very prompt response from The Gut Zine, who will be taking two poems for issue 12 and for their website here. They are anti-fame and human in the gut, and I just saw that I shall be in issue 12 with the infamous Rob Plath, the notorious X-ian campaigner for the Republican party and lifelong teetotaler. Assuming literacy and some knowledge of English, you can read his stuff and a whole load of other excellent work at the Gut link above.

EDIT: My two poems are up there now.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Rain over Bouville

Some time soon there will be a new issue of Rain over Bouville. It will come when you least expect it, it may come as you are shooting up, or as you are quietly beating your wife or molesting an animal or child. but it will come, and, when it does, so will you, because it contains a poem by me about why I really dislike the stars in the sky and the moral law, and a poem by me about rain, which I do like. For now the current issues and archives may be accessed here.

There's a book on sale by Humphrey Astley that can be ordered here. I reviewed the thing too below in this blog at this link.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Side of Grits

Living in Sweden, I'm not sure what a side of grits is, but it's also a new zine from Rural Messenger Press which has its first issue here. I just had a poem accepted for the next issue which is coming some time soon. I'm sure it will be as good as the first one. Far too well-stocked menu to mention all the courses, but there's a lot of tasty meat in the first issue. Mine is, I'm afraid, more of the cannibal roadkill variety.

Unlikely Stories

Happy to say that three poems by me are just posted now in the excellent and radical Unlikely Stories 2.0 and they are here, the whole zine is here and, as usual, it is full of thought-provoking and first class work.

While you're here, before checking out Unlikely Stories, or after - chronology means nothing to me - navigate over to Shadow Archer and buy my damn cheap chapbook La morte vivante - a mere $7 including postage and it's here. It may well have girl on girl action like the film, despite my not liking fucking in poems, except the word "fucking" - I use that.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Just mentioned a thing at Inscribed. Now it's up as part of Vol 3 Issue 6 here as a free pdf download. Pretty excellent issue, which I can really recommend. One I like by me in it too.

Do buy pushing lemmings too, I just read it for the first time since writing it and I quite like it. Order it from PayPal here or at the links below to the left.

This page is best viewed in Lynx, as they always say

Shadow Archer - la morte vivante

Really impressed and pleased by the copy of la morte vivante that I received from Shadow Archer Press. Very nice job it is, and Rebecca Jonas has an excellent artwork on the cover, Curt Furmark of Stockholm also did a very nice layout. Curt's blog is here, with many first class daubings. The book is only five dollars with postage and on sale here, check out the other work they have available too here. It's all good, that which I have seen. Buy a copy of Fissure magazine, an excellent young small press publication, I'm in the current issue too. Also a special mention for Felino Soriano's Feeling through mirages, which I blurbed and shall review, buy it here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Inscribed - A Magazine for Writers

Pleased to say that since they died, a poem by me about dead children (yikes, another one) will be in the next issue of Inscribed, an excellent magazine. You can order a copy or read a pdf for free here. I am also in the anthology on sale from them here.