Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I Will Tell You So Much about Islands, Today
My poem "The Too-Long Grass, the Silverback, the Legendary Pockets of Naked Crusoe" is out in the current edition of Hayden's Ferry Review, and you can read it on the website here, if you aren't too afraid to be marooned on the island of my insight! Also, I wrote a Contributor Spotlight for them in which I totally meditate on the subject of islands, and tell all about how I am addicted to islands, and how if I could figure a way to inject the dirt of them directly into my bloodstream I would. You will also be pleased to encounter there an enormous representation of my Thinking Face; it is a total eclipse of reason; stare into it as long as you dare.
HFR #47 looks like this and it is an actual treasure, a piece of eight for you to bite! It's full of excellent photography--I particularly liked Debbie Fleming Caffery's "Gator Love" and Jocelyn Lee's "Girl with Kitten." I also recommend Darin Ciccotelli's poem "[And He Woke Knowing the Wren Was Inside Him]" and an interview of Adam Johnson by Noah Tucker called "Set It on a Spaceship." [ETA: PLUS I forgot to mention that Local Internet Boy Luke Johnson is also inside it!] My thanks to Beth Staples, Allyson Boggess, and the rest of the editorial staff. I'm typically shy with editors, don't want to bother them, etc.--that is, when I'm not drawing obscene pictures on my contracts--but these were the friendliest and funniest people ever, and I so enjoyed working with them.