Where You Can Find Me This Summer

This summer has been very good to me.  You can find my work in three literary journals.  You can even see two of my newest poems online, for free! Psychic Meatloaf: Journal of Contemporary Poetry published two of my newest poems in their first issue.  You can see my poems from the “Carbonite Dream Series” on […]

Boot Polish and the Ballad: Poetry by the Palouse Country Cowboy Poets

Last night I drove from my new home in Moscow, Idaho to a small town called Uniontown, WA.  Early in the last century, Uniontown was still booming with river transport along the Snake River and the pre-industrialization of farming.  Today, Uniontown is still at farming community, but its population is down to about 1200 souls. […]

You Have to Pay to Play: Submitting to Literary Journals in the Digital Age

There are some great discussions going on about the future of literary magazines, changes in the submission process and new viable models for literature.  These discussions have also whipped up a veritable hurricane of criticism.  Some of the furor began after Tin House posted their new submission guidelines: “Between September 1 and December 30, 2010, Tin House magazine […]

Check Out My New Poem in Print!

My poem “The Twins” appears in Issue 2 of Lady Jane’s Miscellany, published by San Francisco Bay Press.  You can go here to learn more:  http://sanfranciscobaypress.com/lady-janes-miscellany-issue-2

Driving with James Lee Burke and Dashiell Hammett

It’s been a while since you and I last saw one another. I’ve been packing my bags and books and furniture, everything really, in preparation for the move to Idaho. I keep asking myself, “Where did all of this stuff come from?” Followed immediately with, “Can I live without this?” Somewhere between the start of […]

New Work in a New Journal!

I am pleased to announce that two of my newest poems will be appearing in the first issue of a promising journal.  Please take a moment to check out Psychic Meatloaf: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry.   Buy this journal.  Submit work.  Leave comments and look for my work in August! http://www.psychicmeatloaf.com/

Guest Blogger: Writer Ian Denning

Ian Denning is currently enrolled in the MFA in fiction at the University of New Hampshire. His short fiction has appeared in A Cappella Zoo and 5×5, and is forthcoming in the Absent Willow Review. He also holds a Master’s from Western Washington University. He likes beer, cats, books, and video games. I’ve just returned […]

Is Anybody Listening? The Writer and Their Audience

There is a large body of perennial advice given to newer writers, “Show, don’t tell” being one of the most repeated. These statements are recited ad nausium at writing conferences, in workshops and university classrooms and in books about the writing life. Thousands of green parrots named Polly across North America ask you for a […]

Let’s Dish: An Interview with Poet Dustin Brookshire

Dustin Brookshire is a Dolly fanatic, activist, and Pushcart Prize nominated poet. Dustin’s work has won awards from state poetry societies and been published in Blue Fifth Review, Oranges & Sardines, Shape of a Box, OCHO, Ducts, Qarrtiluni, Ouroboros Review, and other publications. Feel free to stalk him on the web at http://www.dustinbrookshire.com/. Jory Mickelson: […]