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3 poems in Trysts of Fate - 2014-08-15

I have 3 poems in the August 2014 issue of trysts of Fate magazine, from Alban Lake. All three are paranormal romances gone horribly wrong. Just got my copy today.

2 poems in Found Patrick anthology - 2013-07-11

An odd bit of writing news. I have two poems in this really eclectic "found poetry" antho, which just came out this month: Amazon link

A9 on Kindle - 2012-04-17

My poetry chapbook Afterlife 9 is now available on the Kindle ...
Check it out

baby cosmos - 2012-03-14

I finally sold a piece to Andromeda Spaceways ... a poem called "baby cosmos", coming soon!

Some Poems on the way - 2011-06-02

I sold 2 poems to Beyond Centauri, and 2 to Hungur, so look for those soon.

Poem counts - 2010-05-27

Some interesting stats. Shows how things can accumulate over the years if you just go slow but steady ...

Poems written per decade:

1980s: 518
1990s: 208
2000s: 787
2010s: oops, none yet!
Total Published (all years): 391

Yes, a few of these were self-published, but I'm not counting all the duplicates that have been published more than once, so it should balance out.

Spring 2009 Illumen is here - 2009-05-20

I just got my copy of the Spring 2009 issue of Illumen, which has a bunch of my work: 3 poems, a literary analysis article, and the cover design.

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Poems coming soon ...
  1.  "clawfoot tub"  accepted by Tapestry (2006)(never)
  2.  "only a drop"  accepted by Infradead (2009)

Poems on this site ...
  1.  "Drowning"  in Dark Windows #1 (8/07); Dreams & NM #9 (10/86)
  2.  "Helium Planet"  in Alternative Fic #6 ?
  3.  "My Creator"  in Dark Windows #7 (11/07); Starsong #2 (12/87)
  4.  "Pacing Myself"  in Midnight Wine (folded)
  5.  "Standing at your Door"  in Poetry Break (9/90)
  6.  "The Art of Acting"  in Pink Chameleon #4 ?
  7.  "The First Flame"  in Golden Isis (spr 87)
  8.  "The Force of Writing"  in Creative Urge (2/87)

Poems on other sites ...
  1.  "Absolute drifter"  in AuthorsDen.com (9/03); Syndicated Weekly (6/95)
  2.  "All those toys"  in WritersCafe (2/08); Dark Windows #4 (10/07); Aoife's Kiss #2 (09/02)
  3.  "Broken afternoon"  in my Unfuture blog (11/05)
  4.  "Eternity by Paradox"  in Dark Windows #29 (11/08); Vacancy #2 (audio) (11/01); Stellanova (10/89)
  5.  "Faded Chains"  in AuthorsDen.com (9/03); Syndicated Weekly (6/95)
  6.  "High Jump Willie"  in Planet (3/06)
  7.  "Hold the People"  in authorsDen(12/02); Senior Citizen Reporter v15#12 (12/89)
  8.  "In the Blackout"  in WritersCafe (2/08); Dark Windows #5 (10/07); New Word #2 (10/86)
  9.  "Night Wind"  in Dark Windows #14 (3/08); AuthorsDen (12/02); Earth Realms Antho (2001)
  10.  "Reading the soup"  in Dark Windows #26 (9/08); Unfuture blog (1/06)
  11.  "Serengeti snack"  in Eotu (2/02)
  12.  "Silbury Plain"  in Planet #33 (3/02)
  13.  "Simple Torment"  in Dark Windows #1 (8/07); Glossolalia #9 (12/96)
  14.  "Skirmishes"  in Atmospherics #6 (Fall 95)
  15.  "Sometimes (for Julie W.)"  in Museweek (10/96)
  16.  "Song for Lost Karen"  in Museweek (10/96)
  17.  "The Network"  in Unfuture (12/05); Midnight Wine (folded); Starsong #7 (3/89)
  18.  "The Scent of Flesh"  in Atmospherics #6 (Fall 95)
  19.  "The Shape of Things to Come"  in PoetryCafe (2/08); Dark Windows #5 (10/07); Dreams & NM #19/20
  20.  "a final rain"  in AuthorsDen.com (9/03);Expressions (1/03)
  21.  "almost a way out"  in AuthorsDen (9/03);Expressions (01/03)
  22.  "art of fishing"  in Amaze (Sum 07)
  23.  "bridges"  in AuthorsDen.com (11/02)
  24.  "celestial highway"  in Astropoetica (fall 05)
  25.  "chop chop"  in Unfuture blog (12/05); Scavenger's #218 (4/02)
  26.  "eon one"  in authorsDen (12/05); writing.com (9/03);Thorns of Nature (antho,2001)
  27.  "fairytale lovers lose their way"  in Moonlit Path (Fall 05)
  28.  "going through channels"  in AuthorsDen (12/05); Gotta Write Midnight Selections 4/02
  29.  "if it only had a clue"  in iScifiStory.com NL (7/01)
  30.  "knowing the poet"  in AuthorsDen (12/05)
  31.  "midnight, route 78"  in Dark Windows #31 (12/08); AuthorsDen.com (11/02)
  32.  "myths wearing thin"  in Unfuture (12/05); Absinthe (2002)
  33.  "overshadowed"  in SciFiKuest (Aug 2006 print); AuthorsDen audio (8/06)
  34.  "phonebook freaks"  in Unfuture blog (12/05); San Diego Writers Monthly (8/02)
  35.  "pier one"  in PoetsContestCorner (contest runner-up, 3/09)
  36.  "puppet hour"  in Unfuture blog (11/05)
  37.  "rolling out"  in AuthorsDen.com (9/03)
  38.  "shipment to nowhere"  in Sundown Lounge podcast #100 (6/07); Planet #31 (9/01)
  39.  "stick things"  in Unfutureblog (11/05); Expressions (01/03)
  40.  "stream dream"  in AuthorsDen (12/02)
  41.  "stress diet"  in Unfutures blog (12/05); KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  42.  "sunrise blues"  in Amaze #16 (Jan 2009)
  43.  "the egg thing"  in iScifiStory.com NL (7/01)
  44.  "the gardener waits"  in Dark Windows #32 (12/08); AuthorsDen.com (11/02); Panda #7 (UK) (July 01)
  45.  "the spirit of looking back"  in Dark Windows #32 (12/08); Writing Tree (2/01), writing.com (12/01)
  46.  "wishful style"  in AuthorsDen (9/03);Expressions (01/03)

Poems in print recently ...
  1.  "A Crystal Sea"  in Dark Windows #22 (7/08)
  2.  "Alone on Kalimai (w Cathy Buburuz)"  in Fifth Di... (April 2002)
  3.  "At Ripley's"  in Helix #6 (Sep 07)
  4.  "Avalla"  in Illumen (10/08)
  5.  "Bridge of Death"  in Absinthe (2002)
  6.  "CPU"  in Expressions NL (7/01)
  7.  "Compound, I"  in Dark Windows #20 (6/08)
  8.  "Constellation"  in The Martian Wave (9/01)
  9.  "DNA Latté"  in Shelter of Daylight (Apr 09)
  10.  "Dictionary wars"  in Expressions NL (9/07)
  11.  "Haunted feeling"  in Dark Windows #27 (10/08)
  12.  "Heads, We Win"  in Champagne Shivers (2006)
  13.  "In a Locked Place"  in Dark Windows #20 (6/08)
  14.  "Info_Nowhere"  in Afterlife 9 (2006)
  15.  "J.K.Void"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  16.  "Kara's jungle"  in Abyss & Apex (4/06)
  17.  "Kim 4-B"  in Mirrors in Flame (antho, 2003)
  18.  "Lowgrav litter"  in Illumen (Autumn 2006)
  19.  "Mary Driver"  in Champagne Shivers (2006)
  20.  "NYSE blue"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  21.  "Nemveti evening"  in Dreams & Nightmares #58 (1/01)
  22.  "Old mr. cyberpunk"  in Illumen (10/08)
  23.  "Phantoms"  in Dark Windows #16 (4/08)
  24.  "Satisfaction"  in Dark Windows #25 (9/08)
  25.  "Scratch Pad"  in Dark Windows #18 (5/08)
  26.  "Sulfur trails"  in Martian Wave (Jan 2004), Wondrous Web Worlds 5 (2005)
  27.  "Tangled up in true"  in Space & Time #104 (2009)
  28.  "The Inside Story"  in Dark Windows #14 (3/08)
  29.  "The contraption"  in Fifth Di... (3/09)
  30.  "Upon Reflection"  in Dark Windows #21 (7/08)
  31.  "While the Biologist Slept"  in my Year of the Twist (6/01)
  32.  "Workaway"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  33.  "absinthe: invocation"  in Absinthe (2002)
  34.  "adam inquisitive"  in Ideomancer (2006)
  35.  "alien minister"  in Appalling Limericks (2006)
  36.  "any meaning at all"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  37.  "bases are loaded"  in KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  38.  "beyond houdini"  in Champagne Shivers #1 (2/02)
  39.  "black box blues"  in Illumen (Autumn 2006)
  40.  "blown away"  in KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  41.  "boundaries"  in TeenAge (12/08)
  42.  "broken beginnings"  in Dark Windows #1 (8/07)
  43.  "cold methane mornings"  in Scifaikuest (Aug 08 print)
  44.  "crushed and corroded"  in Scifaikuest (Aug 08 web)
  45.  "damn the night before"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  46.  "distant cumulus"  in KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  47.  "dream engine"  in Cover of Darkness (May 2009)
  48.  "dreams for sale"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  49.  "drunk with life (w Terrie Relf)"  in Bondage antho (Samsdot) (2/06)
  50.  "entropy layer"  in Illumen (Spr 09)
  51.  "evening chains (w Aurealia Nelson)"  in Absinthe (2002)
  52.  "face like an old Dylan song"  in Dark Windows #30 (11/08)
  53.  "futurecar"  in Sword Review (12/07)
  54.  "guarding cross"  in KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  55.  "how to tie the tie?"  in Hahaku (Aug 2007)
  56.  "ice queen"  in Appalling Limericks (2006)
  57.  "imaginings at midnight (w Cathy Buburuz)"  in Beyond Centauri #1 (July 2003)
  58.  "incidental guy"  in Not One of Us #27 (4/02)
  59.  "iron sun"  in KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  60.  "koosh bird blues"  in KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  61.  "message from a bottle"  in Fifth Di... (12/08)
  62.  "metabirds"  in E-genre Weekly (8/24/01)
  63.  "nightbeat"  in ShadowPoetry Quill (Spr 2008)
  64.  "plague"  in E-genre Weekly (8/24/01)
  65.  "re-entry"  in Expressions NL (7/01)
  66.  "setting worlds"  in KatBox #8: Setting Worlds (4/02)
  67.  "smiling sands"  in Absinthe (2002)
  68.  "speechless"  in Absinthe (2002)
  69.  "steal a day"  in Panda #7 (UK) (July 01)
  70.  "string theory"  in Star*Line 24.6 (Dec 2001)
  71.  "surgery for dummies"  in Black Ink (4/08)
  72.  "swirling eyes"  in Not one of Us (1/08)
  73.  "tampering with time"  in SciFiKuest (Aug 2006 print)
  74.  "the 10th life"  in Spellbound (Fall 2001)
  75.  "the bump"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  76.  "the endgame sky"  in Aiofe's Kiss (3/09)
  77.  "the hole"  in Expressions NL (10/01)
  78.  "the modern miser"  in Beyond Centauri (10/05), Spellbound (sum 03 - nope, never)
  79.  "trails in the mud"  in Dreams & Nightmares #60 (9/01)
  80.  "turn up the heat"  in Star*Line (July 2005)
  81.  "untrusting eye"  in Star*Line 24.3 (5/01)
  82.  "up and up"  in ShadowPoetry Quill (Spr 2008)
  83.  "upside downer"  in Peripheral Visions (2007)
  84.  "victim: Tony K-----"  in Forgot where!
  85.  "voicebreaking"  in Afterlife 9 (2006)
  86.  "what the spirits taught us"  in Tales of the Talisman (6/08)

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