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Editor Mitchell Hart has posted the newest issue of Through the Gate, which includes my poem "Levity." A short, whimsical piece about what [livejournal.com profile] asakiyume aptly terms "inconvenient miracles," this poem was loosely inspired by old photos of spiritualists. Also included are works by [livejournal.com profile] popelizbet, [livejournal.com profile] sovay, Bogi Takács, M Sereno, Neile Graham, and Sarah Page, in an ever-changing lineup that prompts the reader to consider connections between the works. Or maybe the Table of Contents is just tricksy and having fun!

At Lightspeed, [livejournal.com profile] tithenai has reviewed three books from Aqueduct Press: [livejournal.com profile] sovay's latest collection, Ghost Signs, Jenn Brissett's novel Elysium, and my collection, The Haunted Girl. Amal is very complimentary, which is thrilling in itself, but she also clearly "gets" my book. I wanted to hug these words:

...at the collection’s core: resistance to norms, to imposition, be they of language, sexuality, or mortality. There is a sharpness, a sting to most of these poems, of the kind that makes you hiss and then seek it out again....I loved the collection’s bilingualism, both in the presence of Spanish and the musings on being between languages, on the thermodynamics of translation.

I am so grateful my work is out there, being read, being appreciated.

Now, back to work!

Date: 2015-03-27 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ericmarin.livejournal.com
Yay all around! :-)

Date: 2015-03-27 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
Thanks! It's more fun to celebrate with friends. :D

Date: 2015-03-27 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
Here, you get a cupcake, too!

Date: 2015-03-27 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ericmarin.livejournal.com
Thank you! :-)

Date: 2015-03-27 04:43 am (UTC)
gwynnega: (books poisoninjest)
From: [personal profile] gwynnega
Yay accomplishments!!

Date: 2015-03-27 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
Woo! Good things happen. :D Thanks for celebrating with me.

Date: 2015-03-27 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oracne.livejournal.com
Yay! That is all. What more is needed? Yay.

Date: 2015-03-27 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing in my happiness! I like celebrating with friends. :D

Date: 2015-03-27 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com
It's good to go down to Café Nowhere, get a cup of something, and listen to the poetry <3

Date: 2015-03-27 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cafenowhere.livejournal.com
Cupcakes are on the house! Thanks for being one of our most-valued guests. ;)

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