Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Even though I'm a western guy myself, I am thrilled to be included in the March 2017 issue of the First Literary Review - East with two short Japanese-form poems. The editor, Cindy Hochman, is especially nice, and the quality of the other poets is so impressive that I feel honored to be among them. Check it out here and you'll see what I mean.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
What an attractive literary magazine, inside and out, online and in print. The Alexandria Quarterly published my poem, "Mood & Attitude," in the Feb. 2017 issue, number 3. Many thanks to Tamra Carraher, editor. I'm excited to be included, and as I reread the poem something new came through.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
My poem, "Yankee Go Home," is now out in Botticelli Magazine. The attached illustration by Sara Guzman is beautiful and brings the poem to life in a way I never could have imagined. Thanks to the editors for their kindness.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
You guys've already read several issues of the superb, innovative poetry journal, Verse-Virtual.
Well, the December issue is out. Dive in.
Maybe Martin's got a couple somethings in there.
Let's find out.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Is writing haiku a valid exercise in this bad dream we're living in right now? A dream that you want to wake up from but just can't. Writers and readers all need a bit of quiet and solace, a zen garden of few words to rest in. So yes, more haiku, hopefully beautiful.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Hedgerow #96 is up and running. Beautiful little poems and images. Editor, Caroline Skanne, does a great job keeping the words alive. I'm in there with a couple.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
If you've enjoyed my poetry in the past, you might like the two ("The Great American West," "Palmyra Remembered") published in the Fall issue of the Muddy River Poetry Review. If not, no sweat.
But the Muddy is good read all around. Take a day off from the current craziness and spend it with moving words. Might help.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
"Remission of Cancer," "The Koi Are Not Indifferent," and "The Gospel According to Bob," were published on Independence Day in the wonderful literary magazine, Starving Artist. Who me? Artist, I don't know. Starving, always. Remember the last two words of the Whole Earth Catalog? Recycled by Steve Jobs.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Check this out. Three of my poems in the Scarlet Leaf Review. Very happy boy here. Go to the site, look for July 15. That's me and three little poems that I admit I underestimated. Fortunately the editor, Roxana Nastase, did not. Thanks.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Vanilla Sex, What??? Vanilla Sex Magazine. Of course. They had the courage to print a story that I had the courage to write. Actually VSM is not pornography but a fine young literary magazine with excellent stories and poems and erotica.
I'm particularly pleased that they published "Cartoon Graveyard" because it's such a weird story. I guess it takes one to know one. Weird mag, weird writer, weird readers. That means you'll like it too.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Martin Pederson has fun with the idea of repetition, actions and choices repeated to the point of obsessive compulsion in his poem “I Repeat Repeat.” His speaker walks the same corridors, sings the same songs, buys the same chocolate cake over and over – even his tooth brushing pattern is identical. The ending brings the poem in with a quiet bang –
“Oh, I just thought of something/I will only do once.”
Thank you, Master Steve.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What? Love, sex, food, money, mystical ecstasy, the roller coaster? Maybe, but I'm talking about publishing a poem in the current issue of Verse-Virtual. Check it out among the other poems on the theme of Two. I repeat Two. (http://www.verse-virtual.com)
As McCloud would say: There you go.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Go to the site of Literary Yard: http://literaryyard.com
and you will see three of my poems: Thoughts on Hockey, Ode to a Peach, The Zen of Scratch.
Thanks to Onkar Sharma, editor, for the kind words and for putting up my work next to an ad for human hair wigs. Yeah.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Another poem of mine, "Maze of Thorns" appears in this month's issue of Pilcrow & Dagger under the theme: Leperchauns and Love. How the poem relates to the theme is something you'll have to figure out. Anyway, I thank the editors, LeeAnn and A. Marie for their generosity. Again.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
That should be Pilcrow with the backwards stylised P-ish thing that means paragraph division. In sum, the thing I write on my students' essays to mean split this 500-word rant into paragraphs grouped by content and form. Here, here and here.
Together with the Dagger, an instrument I've never wanted to use on students, though colleagues are a different matter, it is also the name of an excellent young literary journal. The editors, LeeAnn Rhoden and A. Marie Silver, are enthusiastic writers and lovers of literature who make their contributors feel special. For me it's not just a publication credit, but a fun experience all the way around. And my picture's in it.
See the January issue: Exploring Fantastic Tales: the Sci-Fi issue on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. My poem "Orange Lifesavers" is on page 27. I don't know, you might even like it.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
E.Martin Pederson’s poem The Phosphorus Sharing describes a simple act that we have all performed many times: strike a match and light a candle. The details are masterful, and the last line gives the poem a new meaning.
Kenneth Slaughter (thanks)