Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Smokelong Quarterly and Innisfreee Poetry Journal
I love Smokelong Quarterly. Each time I teach a flash fiction workshop, I use examples from here to show what the form can be.
I had one of my very first publications in Smokelong back in 2004.
It's been a labour of love to get something accepted again, and finally! "Wei-Ch'i"...LINK HERE.
There seems to be a thread running through the whole issue, as the editor says. Loss and discovery merging into one. Wei=Ch'i certainly fits that.
And Innisfree Poetry Journal has just gone up together with a historic contribution... my very first published poem, To Not Be Water (with acknowledgements to Bev Jackson for both inspiration and encouragement!)
INNISFREE LINKED HERE Please read Eric Pankey's work... especially a poem entitled Walk With My Father.
Poetry is a slippery beast. Whenever I think I've 'got' something, can understand something, it slips away. My tutor David Grubb is very patient, thank heavens.