Poem in Under the Radar 16

under-the-radar-banner Parts I to III of my long poem sequence “Nomansland Common” appear in the summer issue of Under the Radar magazine. It is in good company alongside two pungent and haunting poems by Paul Stephenson, a trans-Atlantic observational poem by Jill Abram, several poems about identity by Josephine Corocan, and many other delights, including insightful reviews and prose. You can order a copy of Issue 16, or even subscribe for the year, at the Nine Arches Press website. Valerie and I also made part IV of “Nomansland Common” into a film-poem, which you can read and watch online here.

Poems from The Knowldedge at Displaced Nation (Online)

displaced-banner I have been a fan of the Displaced Nation Dispatch for awhile now. Their by turns provocative and reassuring regular articles by and for expats have been a rich part of my experience living in the UK. So I am delighted that today they are carrying my “tiara” of poems, “Smoke Ring”, from The Knowledge on their site. You can read the complete sequence, enhanced with well-chosen pairings of images and text, at The Displaced Nation.

Two Fingers for Walt Whitman

The April 21st edition of The Long-Islander newspaper slipped through my mail slot today. In “Walt’s Corner”, a column dedicated to poetry since the paper was founded by Walt Whitman in 1838, appears my poem praising various uses of two fingers. with-two
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I have had two poems in The Long-Islander previously, both times listing my location as “Ojai, California”. But this is a poem that could only have been written in the UK. Previous Poems in The Long-Islander [Note: George Wallace informs me that, while the newspaper was founded in 1838, he actually started publishing “Walt’s Corner” in 1988]