There Are A Lot of Fellows Who Could Use a Little Help!

Folks, please help me get Dakota Shain Byrd, to the Lambda Literary Retreat. He needs to raise less than $300 to make it. PLEASE kick in a little bit AND repost this. I will send you all a glorious hand drawn postcard of thanks with a poem on the back.  For any of you who have […]

Where or Where has My Little Blog Gone?

Shamefully, I realized that I have no updated this blog since May!  And worse yet, the last time I updated it, I was asking for funds to help me get to the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat.  Well, thanks to everyone’s generosity, I made my funding goal and also some extra to help with travel expenses. […]

Lambda Literary Foundation’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices

Folks, I was just accepted to LLF’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices in LA this summer.  I was also given a partial scholarship to attend.  This leaves me to raise another $800 for the cost of attendance.  Please stop by my fundraising page and do what you can or just spread the word to […]

New Work featuring New Wave music and Noir

Folks, I forgot that you can see three new poems of mine over at Ishaan Literary Review. “Double Track” features one of my favorite New Wave bands YAZ.“Connexion” is a tribute to Raymond Chandler’s final novel PLAYBACK. Check them out HERE (Incidentally, this is the cover of the paperback I read that inspired Connexion.)

March Reading List

As many of you know, I keep an annual reading tally.  I thought I would post what I read in March so you could all see where my head has been.  This year’s reading has been off to a slow start compared to last year’s 120 books. March             (total page count 1,106 ) 1.     […]

Blogging Thaw

What a terrible sounding headline!  Blogging Thaw.  It sounds like medical condition or a figure from Scottish myth.  “Stay away from the moors, the BloggnTha ‘ill get ye.” But it is spring and this year it means that the ground is either dusted with snow or an ugly viscous mud.  Welcome to the long thaw […]

Catching Up With Depech, er Me

I looked at the last entry for this blog and was a shamed by how long I have neglected Literary Magpie.  What is the saying about good intentions? Very quickly, two of my poems appeared in print this Fall/Winter and I wanted to let you know about them.  The first is the poem “Lullaby” which […]

Keeping Up with Poems

It seems all my poems have come into print at the same time for the year.  If you would like to see my work, online and for free, please check out the following links. The Adirondack Review Winter 2012 Issue for my poem “The nights are long, here.  Nowhere a torch.” Boxcar Poetry Review Fall 2012 […]

Onward, Onward! Twitter, Surveys and More!

First off, I broke down and got a twitter account.  If you would like to check out my learning curve, I would appreciate it.  You can follow me @poetryphone This year I was asked by Band of Thebes blog to take part in their annual author survey of the best LGBTQ books of 2012.  I […]