Thanks to Jeanne Wagner at California Quarterly for including two of my poems in the latest issue:
Two new poems in the latest Chariton Review from Truman State University. Many thanks to Barbara Smith-Mandell (and Harry Truman).
Looking over the Spring/Summer issue of the resurrected lit magazine december, a thing of beauty. Founded in 1958, it’s featured a lot of big names (like Raymond Carver, Donald Barthelme, and Philip Levine) and a steady diet of good reading. Congratulations and thanks to Gianna Jacobson and company for bringing this fine magazine back.
Oh yeah, I have two new poems in there.
So proud to be in ZYZZYVA again, a fantastic San Francisco magazine: “The one journal I read cover to cover as soon as it arrives,” as Junot Diaz says. My poem “Daylight Saving” is in there, right next to a Ron Carlson story.
Stories don’t get any better than these. Maybe his oil geologist background has something to do with the way so much lies under a deceptively calm surface.
Rick Bass is an American writer and an environmental activist.
Source: For A Little While
Thanks to Kim Chinquee and Frederick Barthelme for posting this short-short on their excellent site.
I’m extremely pleased to have a poem, “The Wind Apples”, in the latest issue of Sugar House Review, one of the best poetry magazines going.
A heartbreakingly unsentimental piece by Melinda Welsh, long-time editor of the Sacramento News & Review, on her illness and its brutal implications. Thank you to an impressive woman who shows the deep bravery of honesty.
The enormity of the news didn’t sink in fully, not at first, even after my doctor uttered the words: “I’m sorry, we did find cancer.” My husband, Dave, and I had only the faintest sense that evening that our lives had been hijacked forever.