We now add poet Gareth Culshaw to our ranks, joined by jack of all trades Luis Lázaro Tijerina for photography. Thanks for reading us this Wednesday at Oddball Magazine.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
One of the strangest reviews I ever did for the old site I worked for. I came by this book under odd circumstances when one of the book's creators (I can't remember who) sent it to us (ore me directly) inquiring if we could review it. I felt more pressure due to this, and it might even show in my words below.
Looking over the article as I checked for errors, I was surprised to find that I claimed the title was taken from a Lovecraft story. I have no memory of any rock solid evidence to back up this claim, so I took it out of the draft below. Originally published January 13, 2012.Otherwise edited for clarity.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Flemmings Beaubrun offers a fresh take on the president's recent death that I hadn't seen or heard yet. Read the latest Epic Autism Report at Oddball Magazine.
I just received word of Lynne's passing yesterday afternoon as I was preparing for my medical procedure happening in the next hour. I hope to have much more to say afterwards.
Monday, December 10, 2018
It's that time of the year again.
Are you a Christmas kind of person? A Happy Holidays person? A Dear God Shut UP and Leave Me Alone kind of person? We want your words and artwork. Click here for the link and more of the gist.
Stone Soup is having another open mic this week. I have something doctor-related to do this Tuesday, but I should hopefully be back in business by Wednesday and ready to do the open mic with no problem. I'll even workshop poems if I'm up to it. Hope your week is less eventful than mine and you can make it to this event no problem.
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Friday, December 07, 2018
On this edition the Oddballs are joined by poet and author Jake Tringali, whose book Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse is available now on Amazon.
We had a great night of poetry with Gordon Marshall, who presented the Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize to Jan Rowe and James Van Looy. This week's poem started with reference to a certain controversial holiday song, but hearing Gordon's stream of consciousness poetry really helped me write in a similar vein, which gave me some lines I couldn't have thought up otherwise. I appreciate when that happens. Thanks for reading.
It's Up to Your Knees
Ray Charles and Betty Carter
have thoughts about #metoo.
It's just too cold out here
for them to rise.
A scene from Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. You can find the whole Jim Henson holiday special online, but this is one of my favorite parts.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
See you at Gordon's feature. Congratulations again to Jan Rowe and James Van Looy, winners of the Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize.