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Showing posts from July, 2009

An Aesthetically Pleasing Opportunity

If you're looking for an exciting new venue for your poetry, fiction, or artwork (including photography), then take a look at Aesthetica Magazine. This is an interesting and lively publication based in the UK, and every year they publish a Creative Works Annual. You can submit work to the Creative Works Annual through August 31, 2009. And, when you submit, you'll receive a free digital edition of the 2009 Creative Works Annual.

I thoroughly enjoyed the 2009 Annual. It's very nicely done. The selection of poetry is wide-ranging, as powerful as it is sensitive, and much of it, I felt, really honored language in its technique and structure. Hard to pick a favorite in this section, but I must say that "Invasion" by Anthony Watts is one of the most memorable poems I have ever read, and "Ash Wednesday" by Andy Humphrey stood out to me due to its intelligent and poignant handling of a Christian subject.

The artwork section represents many visions. I particul…

Starring Poetry from the Lone Star State

The 2010 Texas Poetry Calendar is now available. I've just received my copy, and it's quite a treat! Editors and publishers Scott Wiggerman and Cindy Huyser did a wonderful job. Kudos also go to David Meischen, Managing Editor, Kristee Humphrey, Cover Designer, Photographer Gerald R. Wheeler who created the cover photograph, and last but not least to Texas Poetry Calendar Judge Poet Mark Doty, whose wonderful poem "Iris Catalogue" opens the calendar / poetry collection. You can order your own Texas Poetry Calendar at or check your local Texas bookstores. (Links are in purple.)

I believe a rose

is as much a journey as a flower. Have you traveled with a rose lately? I highly recommend it.