Sunday, March 30, 2008

kibbles & bits

To the elderly gentleman who saw fit to remove his shoes and prop up his feet last night at the Drury Lane Theater:

Dude, this is NOT your living room!


As quickly as promised, IX webhosting has everything back online this morning, and all seems to be working, including the blossombones website!

I worry too much about techno-glitches; the move went rather smoothly, and we were only offline for about a day.


My poem, "Take This Medicine On An Empty Stomach" is up at Kill Poet 4.

It's very cool indeed to be included in such a bloody fabulous lineup! Featured poets include: Jay R. Ligon, Cathleen Daily, Doug Driame, Niko Krommydas, Brian Townsley, Rachel-Ann Howard, Tammy F. Trendle, Paula Doane, Amanda Addison, Rod Naquin, Shanna Dixon, William Taylor Jr., Gail D. Kelley, John Dorsey, Zachari James Popour, Susan Slaviero, Chris Groah, Joelle Grundy, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Adam E. Laskey, Lester Allen, Aleathia Drehmer, Olivia Carteaux, Thomas Dejosia, Richard Wink, & WJB

Do check it out!


Do you know the most beautiful sentence in the English language? I do:

"Your order has shipped."


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Check out all this poesy!

I have two poems--"Payday" & "Lepidoptera, in celluloid"--up at a very cool online journal: Thieves Jargon.

Be sure to pay them a visit, because they are just a little bit spicy!


I also recommend checking out this fabulous review of the Blood Pudding Press zine, [GROWLING SOFTLY]!

Melissa Culbertson (my charming and delightful partner-in-crime at blossombones) gets some kudos for her mad poetry skills!

I have just ordered a copy for myself, which I cannot wait to read...

Also on-order from the wonderful world of etsy:

Planchette by Juliet Cook

Bee Spit by Kristy Odelius

The Partial Autobiography of Jane Doe by Daniela Olszewska

*I can hardly wait for all these goodies to arrive!*

Monday, March 17, 2008

gettin' eggy

With the approach of Easter / Ostara, I find it interesting that Ghostie (our pet cockatiel ) is now laying eggs. Again.

I don't think she's particularly fond of having her picture taken. She's a cutie, though.

At any rate, I will have to try and sneak the egg out while she's not looking, because she rolls it around on the floor and hovers over it until it cracks and leaks, which is rather yucky.

In non-pet related news, I'm posting a reminder that we're accepting submissions for the summer 08 issue of blossombones through May 1st. Anything submitted after 5-1 will be considered for the winter issue.

If anyone is interested in submitting a poetry review, be sure to contact Melissa! We would be interested in publishing reviews in the prose section, which tends to be a little thin!

I am also constructing a blogroll of writers, artists, and other generally kickass people on the sidebar here. If anyone would like a link--especially if you have contributed work to blossombones--please drop me an email and I'll add your blog to the list! (Send your request to susan [at] blossombones [dot] com.)

I also just found out that I will have some poems in Thieves Jargon this week, which is very cool news! I'll post a link when they go online.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Get your morning cuppa poetry...

At Zygote in My Coffee, Issue 103.

I'm pretty pumped to have a couple of poems in there, along with some totally kickass poets whose work I really admire, like Jayne Pupek, Melissa Hansen, and others...


Today is also the new moon, and I feel as if I am waiting, waiting, waiting. For what? I have no idea... I think the moon just has that effect on me. To distract myself from feeling distracted (say what?!?) I went to see The Other Boleyn Girl today. It was okay. Nothing spectacular, but not bad, either. Entertaining, if you like that kind of thing--and I do--so long as you are not the nitpicky type who gets irritated when folks like to fictionalize history...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A fond farewell...

Please pay the March issue of Flutter a poem, "The Wife of Coins, At Supper" is featured this month, along with works by Roxana Cazan, Bebe Cook, Steve Bloom, Jim Carson, Richard Fein, David McLean, Carl Palmer, Ramsy, & Cy Bish Port Street. Sadly, the journal is going on hiatus, so this may be the last issue...

It's a lovely journal, and I am proud to be a visiting poet for March.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

New work online...

The Spring 2008 issue of Umbrella is open, and I am very happy to be in it!

My poems, "Ukemochi on Her First Date" & "Lucifer: a self-portrait" are featured in the special section, "How Divine: Poetry and Prose", along with many other delightfully spiritual & mythic tidbits.