Flash fiction “At My Funeral” live online

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My flash fiction piece “At My Funeral” has been published online in literary magazine Fewer Than 500. The name refers to the maximum number of words allowed for the pieces they publish: mainly creative fiction, but also, occasionally, nonfiction, essays and photos. Special thanks to Ritta M. Basu, the editor, for her precise feedback.

Fewer Than 500 is currently open to submissions. The editor looks for ‘strong, precise language and visuals that creates deep emotional impact.’

I hope you enjoy reading this hopeful and somewhat humorous piece, and the many outstanding ones the magazine publishes every Sunday.


Two poems in A Restricted View from Under the Hedge



I am delighted with the inclusion of two of my poems: “Whispers” and “Erasure,” in issue 2 of A Restricted View from Under the Hedge (Arfur). Based in Clevedon, UK, Arfur is published by Hedgehog Poetry Press four times a year. Its founding editor, Mark Davidson, has created a ‘cult‘ for those interested in receiving bundles of the press’ trimestral publications. I am a member, so, in addition to my author’s copy, I received an additional copy of Arfur 2, one chapbook, one book of inspiration (each poem is accompanied by a description of how it came to be), one magazine, and one write-a-poem-and-pass-it-to another-poet book, called Vapour Trails. I think this is a marvelous idea, which I strongly recommend. Join the cult!!

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The next issue will feature three more poems I authored. Looking forward to the publication!

My poem Original Waters included in Lummox 7



Happy to share that my poem Original Waters appeared in issue 7 of literary magazine Lummox, published by Lummox Press in San Pedro, California, by RD Armstrong, Editor-in-Chief.

I received my authors’ copy a few weeks ago, and have already read most of it. This annual issue includes works of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews and book reviews. In the contributors list saw many writers with whom I have shared publication before. I found many exquisite poems and utterly compelling pieces of fiction. A great reading.


Two Poems included in Anthology Warriors with Wings



I am happy to share that two of my poems have been published in the Anthology Warriors with Wings, edited by Michael Lee Johnson and co-edited by Ken Allan Dronsfield. Michael and Ken administer several very popular Facebook poetry groups. This anthology includes the work of 41 experienced contemporary poets from fifteen countries.

Warriors with Wings is sold in Amazon USA, as well as in the Amazon shops in Canada, the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

I am thankful to the editors for their intense work putting this collection together. Please consider purchasing it.

Two Poems Included in Orbis Journal

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Orbis Quarterly International Literary Journal, based in Wakefield, UK, is a print magazine with a very active readership and a superb editor, Carole Baldock. So, I was thrilled when two of my poems were accepted for publication and included in its Spring issue, # 183, sent out in May 2018.

Orbis is always open to submissions, by post from the UK, by email from overseas. It accepts poetry, prose poems and short prose, as well as translations. As a nice incentive, there is a Readers’ Award each issue: £50 for the winner, plus smaller amounts for the runners up.

Published four times a year, Orbis issues can be purchased individually: £5 (Overseas: £11/€14/$16), or via a very convenient subscription plan: £18/4 per year (Overseas: £40/€50/$60).

This is a terrific journal!



Six of my Poems Published in Anapest Journal

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Anapest Journal, part of The Paragon family of journals, has published online six of my poems in consecutive days, from Thanksgiving day, the 23, to the 28 of November of 2017.  Thanks to the magazine editor, Veronica Bruce, for selecting them.

The poems published are Grinding, Hanging On, Undertones, Thirst, The Day I Met Borges, and Brides in Vietnam.

Since July 2017, Anapest Journal publishes one poem per day, and is always open to  submissions, which are read blind, with a focus on the “excellence and elegance of poetry.” Every three months, AJ compiles the poems in a digital magazine. The one including my poems was launched in April 2018. They can be read in pages 31 to 37 of Issue 5.