April 9th, 2007

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My poem w audio @ Goblin Fruit + Raven's purchases 10-11: Walters & Prater

My poem "They Threw Their Daughters into the Sea" has just gone live at Goblin Fruit. There's also an audio version, featuring my Boston--cut with New York--filtered through L.A.--seasoned with allergies accent. :-)

More of the usual suspects on hand in this issue, including seajules, upstart_crow, and dkolodji.

"Daughters" had an interesting birth. On July 4, 2006, I decided to take a late afternoon nap, having slept poorly the night before. It seemed like I'd been out only seconds, when some fireworks went off on the street, and I awoke with a start. But I'd had enough time to have a short dream, and in that dream I was on a boat with fellow poet and editor David Kopaska-Merkel, whom I've never met in person, but know only virtually. In the dream, David and I were on a boat and it was very dark. David said, "They threw their daughters into the sea," and then I woke up with the fireworks. I thought, that's a poem title, if I ever heard one, and I ran to write it down. The result is now appearing at Goblin Fruit. Thanks for the inspiration, David!

I've picked up two more stories on my second run through the holds pile for Raven Electrick, "New Lake Formed, Film at 11" by Lon Prater and "What Remains" by Trent M. Walters. This will be lonfiction's second appearance at Raven Electrick; his first was also a story, Secret Agent Magda Witty. blzblack is a Raven first-timer, but his work has appeared in The Golden Age SF anthology, Electric Velocipede, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, etc. He is also poetry editor of Abyss & Apex.

I'm waiting to hear back from an author on another acceptance, and have two more selections to make. Then I'll be done! :-D :-D :-D