Tuesday, May 31, 2022

May News

Hello, friends. I just wanted to share a quick note to say that I’m dealing with some health issues, so I haven’t been on social media very much lately and haven’t been able to make any of my recent readings. I’ve also hit a bit of a slowdown with writing, but I do still have some news to share for May.


Issue 12 of Arkana is now live! My poem “Sweat” has been paired with art by Marcy Rae Henry. The site also includes an audio recording of the poem. Many thanks to editor Kathy M. Bates.

The annual Western Voices edition of Setu Magazine is out! Three of my poems are included, “Exude,” “River,” and “Liminality.” I am also in the company of many excellent poets. Thank you to editors Sunil Sharma and Anurag Sharma, as well as guest editor Scott Thomas Outlar.

In honor of International Dylan Thomas Day (May 14), Vatsala Radhakeesoon invited poets to write pieces based on Thomas or his work, which she has published on her blog. She included my piece, “Naked They Shall Be One.” Thank you, Vatsala!

Issue 9 of PØST is out, a magazine out of Montreal that publishes work in French and English. My poem, “Watermelon,” is included. Many thanks to editors Leila Alfaro and Gabriel Kunst.

My poem, “Vacillant,” is up at the Dope Fiend Daily. Big thanks, as always, to editor Scott Simmons—like the Rye Whiskey, I consider the Dope Fiend to be one of my literary homes.

Available for Pre-Order!

Horror/spec fiction fans, just a reminder that the Queer Weird West Tales anthology's release is still scheduled for Aug. 31. My short story, "No Mercy Down in the Mine," is included. (If you are familiar with The Order of the Four Sons series, my story is set in Carcosa.) The ebook is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, Apple, B&N, Smashwords, and Kobo. There will be a paperback version released in August as well. Read editor Julie Bozza's
publication announcement for more details. June is Pride Month and what better way to celebrate than by supporting queer stories?

Other News

As an associate editor of GLEAM: A Journal of the Cadralor, I am thrilled to share that Issue 4 is now out. Congratulations to our contributors! I hope you stop by, check out their work, and learn more about this amazing new poetic form.