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.

21 comments:

allysonboggess said...

In all honesty, your poem is my favorite of the bunch! I'm so happy you choo-choo-choosed us :)

Tricia said...

Thank you! Like a little train with a face I did, you are such a Destination

Erin said...

how am i just now stumbling upon the fact that you are on the bloggy?

Tricia said...

Well, it's always been semi-anonymousish, though I should probably just go ahead and use my full name

Sandy Longhorn said...

Oh, wonderful poem! Love those angora goats, and the sounds of the island and the ocean within your lines...yum!

I heart HFR big time.

Tricia said...

Thank you Sandy! Yes, HFR is just as fine as caviar

Radish King said...

Congratulations my brilliant shiny girl! HFR wouldn't even take money from me much less poetry.
oxoxox

Tricia said...

I think you're wrong, my heart-shaped Root. Write a Cowrie and see what they do

theotheradamford said...

love the author photo. love it.

Tricia said...

It's Thinkin

theotheradamford said...

it's HAWT

Tricia said...

I know what the men like, my brains all poppin' out my face

Valerie Loveland said...

Best author photo!

I really liked the poem!

(word verification: sales)

theotheradamford said...

there's no way i can follow that comment up without being inappropriately creepy. you win again, patricia!

Tricia said...

LIKE ALWAYS ADAM

Thank you Valerie!

Radish King said...

They didn't allow my post in the comments section, Trisha and I didn't swear in it or anything.
xo


wv: snotaco which could be sno taco or snot aco.

Tricia said...

Maybe you SHOULD have sweared, maybe you should have run in screaming SNOTACO SNOTACO SNOTACO

Radish King said...

They just added it. Oh no. I'm DOOMED! DOOOOOOOOMED!
xo

Tricia said...

BLESS YOU MY CANNIBAL

Christine said...

This is entirely awesome -- I esp. like the sewing silverback.

Have you read Crusoe in England? You might enjoy it. It would be cool to have an anthology of island poems...

Tricia said...

Love "Crusoe in England"--he dyes that baby goat red! I would be so happy to helm an anthology of Island Poems, plus I would stick like ten of mine in there