12 May 2022

I promise I'm still in the poetry game!

It's been a crazy few months, but I don't have anything in particular to attribute that to--spring term is just always a bit hectic, and I always feel a bit behind in my work. 

I have been writing, though, and I'm working on preparing for my next sabbatical, which has been approved for next spring! 

I plan to head back to Philadelphia's Mutter Museum to take notes--I have one long poem drafted about the saponified woman they have on display, but my larger idea is to write a series of poems on the real people behind medical specimens exhibited there. 

I am hopeful that I'll be able to make a trip to Amsterdam next spring or summer to visit Museum Vrolik, and perhaps also to meet/talk with Henk Schiffmacher, whose collection of vintage tattoo photographs and flash might help me to work on my tattoo book project, too. 

Anyway. I have poems out on the desk of publishers, as always, and I just received an acceptance from Coffin Bell, an online journal that publishes dark literature. They're going to publish my poem "A Strange Horse" in July, and I'm pretty excited about that. "A Strange Horse" is a weird little poem, but I kinda love it. 

Coffin Bell

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