John Brantingham’s new blog Ekphrastic California was kind enough to publish a newer poem of mine, “Jigsawed“, with inspiration connected to this painting “Weeping Woman” by Pablo Picasso. Every day, they publish an ekphrastic poem, one inspired by a painting, photo, sculpture, or other art. Take a moment to check out the first month and a half they’ve published so far.
Limited edition poetry with CD and chapbook, How to Unexist, by Sarah Thursday with music by BobKat. 12-track album, recorded and mixed by Blacksheep Music, with 20-page, full color, mini-chapbook. Art by Lynn Azali. Available online only through the Sadie Girl Press Bookstore.
“How to Unexist is no easy listen. Drawing from intensely personal reflections, the 24-minute album is a raw, articulate journey through Thursday’s psyche amid pain, heartbreak, self-acceptance and cognizance. Her cutting delivery doesn’t pander or add flair; the poet’s voice is truthful and clear. Juxtaposed with BobKat’s ambient soundscapes—largely improvisational layers of rhythmic acoustic guitar riffs, fiery violin melodies as well as some horn, bass synths and mandolin—her words sink with impact.” Esther Kang, Long Beach Post
Once again, two more of my poems are on The Poet’s Haven this week! “The Atmosphere I Miss” was included in All the Tiny Anchors, but I always hoped it would find an independent home. The second one, “Record Scratch” has never found a home and I’m very happy it finally has! Both poems are different perspectives of holding on and letting go. Still miss that atmosphere, still hoping the record will unskip itself.
Just got word that two of my poems, “Car Accident, 14 Months Going” and “Death by Rust“, were accepted and published on The Poet’s Haven. Both of these poems were written in early 2013, which feels like a lifetime ago. “Car Accident…” is also in All the Tiny Anchors and “Death…” was included in Cadence Anthology: Year Two. It’s still wonderful to see they are getting some individual love out on the poetry universe.
I am honored to have my poem, “Bows”, included in the next anthology by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Spectrum 2: The Gift, centered around the theme of gifts. The release will be December 19th, at the Santa Catalina Branch Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena, at 3 pm. There 61 poets in this edition, including some of my favorites: Teresa Mei Chuc, Beverly Collins, Boris Ingles, and Jeri Thompson!