New poems up

July 2nd, 2012

When it rains, it pours. I’ve got three poems up in the lovely (and very easy to navigate) fib review. The fib review is dedicated to poems in which either the number of words per line or the number of syllables per line follows the Fibonacci sequence. (I went with words.) They’re challenging to write well and fantastically fun, and I’m so pleased to have my poems included in the current issue. You can find my first poem here, and then just click on the “next poem” link at the top of the page to get to the next two.

6 Responses to “New poems up”

  1. Tracy on July 3, 2012 7:03 pm

    I really liked the poem, “Attraction.” Although we just left Barcelona, I did not see a blue archway with a red door 🙂 I have a friend from childhood whom I have reconnected with a couple of years ago. His first book was just published, and I just got a copy brought to me here. It is on my reading list for when I return from my US holiday. In case you may be interested, it is called, “Slow Lightning” and he is Eduardo Corral.

  2. Jennifer on July 4, 2012 1:57 pm

    Tracy, I actually didn’t see a blue arch with a red door in Barcelona either. It’s why I like poetry, I can invent things! (I did see a picture of a white arch with a blue door, though, which is where the first impulse for the poem came from).

    Thanks for the poetry suggestion, I love discovering new (to me) poets.

  3. Jennifer on July 6, 2012 4:42 pm

    Whoa, Tracy! Your childhood friend’s book is in the Yale Younger Poets series! That is a really big deal! Cool.

  4. Elizabeth on July 10, 2012 12:01 pm

    Finally got around to reading these – love the sparse economy of the form. I don’t read enough poetry. I always assume it’s going to be too much work. These are lovely.

  5. Tracy on July 13, 2012 8:44 pm

    My friend has had a pretty amazing run the last 18 months or so. He has also won the Whiting Award which comes with $50k. He has used the money to follow his dream of moving to NYC. We come from a very small town in Arizona and I absolutely love the fact that I feel like the most successful person in our high school graduating class is the gay Mexican poet and not either of the two doctors or the lawyer! Whoda thunk that?! I have to admit, I have flipped through the book and I don’t get most of it. I’m not a poetry reader to begin with, and I don’t really identify with Eduardo’s experience (since I’m not a man, gay, or Mexican), but I’m going to keep trying and reading! If you’d like me to loan the book to you this fall, just send me an email and I’d be happy to mail it to you. I have no idea if it is available anywhere in Europe.

  6. Jennifer on July 14, 2012 9:32 am

    Oh! I recognize your friend now, Tracy. I read an interview with him not too long ago; the bit about moving to NYC made the connection for me. He hung in there for a long time before his success found him, if I recall; he deserves it. I like to see perseverance and faith in one’s self rewarded. I ordered his book already, but thanks for the offer.

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