Saturday, February 04, 2012

New poem up at Toe Good Poetry Journal

My poem 'Metropolis' appears for the very first time at Toe Good Poetry Journal including an  original audio recording.

Toe Good Poetry’s main goal is to publish poets who have shown dedication to their craft. They also seek to spotlight poets who hope to publish (or have just published) their first collection of poetry. As part of their mission, Toe Good Poetry intends to develop a literary community that enjoys our showcasing the vast variety in content and form of today’s poetry. They embrace diversity of races, genders, nationalities, religions, geographic locations, and shoe sizes.

The Toe Good Poetry journal supports the unknown and small press poets, and typically publishes one poet a week.

I extend my thanks to them for including my work, and encourage readers to look at other examples they have published in recent months. In Volume 1, for example, we saw the work of poets such as the speculative poet Kristine Ong Muslim, and Choctaw, Chickasaw, African American poet Asani Charles.

Their submission process is distinctive because they ask you to send a further 10-14 pages of your poetry. These additional pages will not be published, but will allow them to get an idea of your writing style, what you are doing as a poet, and how that differentiates you from others. Paraphrasing Stanley Kunitz, you need a poet’s entire body of work to fully understand their poetry. They will also be used for a review of your work. I think it's a great approach to consider.

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