Five poems in inaugural issue of New Reader Magazine

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Issue one of New Reader Magazine, themed Multivision, is out in digital format. It includes eighteen stories and fifty five poems from writers from all over the world, including five of my authorship. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Take a look.

This creative enterprise is based in New York, London, Hong Kong, and The Philippines. NRM publishes fiction, poetry, essays, visual works, etc., and are currently open to submissions, 

 

 

 

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Las varias versiones de ‘El alma en los labios’ de Medardo Angel Silva

Un poema experimental de mi autoría, titulado ‘Alice dialogues with a dead modernist Ecuadorian poet’ ha sido publicado recientemente en el número inaugural de la revista literaria Always Crashing. El poema consiste en el diálogo entre las líneas del poema El Alma en los Labios del poeta guayaquileño Medardo Angel Silva, y una entidad web de inteligencia artificial, A.L.I.C.E.  Por cada verso del poema, he incluido el texto que A.L.I.C.E generó como respuesta a dicho verso. He publicado estos detalles en un blog anterior, así que el enfoque de este artículo es diferente. Continue reading

Life Lines, my first chapbook, is now available

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As I mentioned in a previous blog post, my chapbook Life Lines won The Bitchin’ Kitsch’s Fall 2017 Chapbook Competition. Thanks to editor Chris Talbot-Heindl, and to the whole creative team, for selecting my work and for publishing it with so much care.

So, here is the link to the Amazon page for the paperback and Kindle editions. Life Lines is also available at The B’K shop.

Comments and reviews are much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

 

 

 

Inaugural issue of In the Name of the Voice

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Received the inaugural issue of In the Name of the Voice, a quarterly journal of contemporary poetry. Based in Southampton, England, this journal is a product of brand new independent publishing house Alexander & Brook. Thanks to Matt Leivers, the editor, for including four of my poems in this compelling selection of works from nine authors.

In the Name of the Voice is full of terrific outside-the-box poetry. I enjoyed the skillful sequencing and the wide range of voices of these ‘realists of a larger reality’ (Ursula Le Guin, quoted in the Preface).

In the Name of the Voice is available for purchase here .

Life Lines won the Bitchin’ Kitsch Chapbook Competition

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Humongous thanks to Chris Talbot-Heindl, editor of The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and to the whole creative team, for selecting my work, Life Lines, as the winner of their Sixth Chapbook Competition. The collection will be published later in the year, in both physical and digital formats.

This would be the second time I have the honor of seeing my work published by The B’K. One of my poems was included in the September 2017 issue, as posted in my blog.

Life Lines, my debut chapbook, comprises a series of micro-poems written while traveling on the road, keeping a ‘steady hand’, holding a camera which only once in a while turns inwards. The result is a sequence of  ‘wide shot’, ‘mid shot’ and ‘close-up’ texts about the life journey, going through different altitudes, geographies, locations, seasons, and outlooks.

A section of this collection was first published in Sharkpack Annual, Longform Issue 2017.  Here is my blog entry about this publication.

The Bitchin’ Kitsch, an arts and literature magazine published since 2010, is an important part of The Talbot-Heindl Experience, a Denver-based arts enterprise that houses many initiatives worthy of much support.

Will update my blog with news about the publication once it is out. Looking forward to it!

Brutal issue of Here Comes Everyone is out

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It feels great to be Brutal. December 2017 print issue, Volume 6(2), of themed literary magazine Here Comes Everyone is out, and includes my poem ‘Hostile Designs.’

This Brutal issue, rich in content, carries the works, literary and visual, of fifty nine contributors, whose bios are published online. The issue is well-balanced, wonderfully designed, and with plenty of outstanding pieces. The theme is addressed from a variety of view-points, from design of public places (as in my poem, for example) to violence, to healing and relapse, to mention a few. Interested? Brutal is available for purchase here.

Based in Coventry, UK, HCE is published by Silhouette Press twice a year, featuring poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual works. Founded in 2012 by Adam Steiner and Gary Sykes-Blythe, HCE was handed over to Matthew Barton and Raef Boylan in 2016.

Silhouette Press is a not-for-profit publishing social enterprise where visual, written, and technology content creators converge to carry on innovative projects, of which HCE is a platform.

The theme for the next issue of HCE is Tomorrow. Submissions open in February 2018.