The monster (meaning long) poem, called "O Josephus: Seventeen Theses on the Philosophy of Intuition," is now out in Long Poem Magazine 11, Spring 2014, 25-36. My copy arrived from
London today, twelve days after friends got their copies. Maybe the post office wanted to read the magazine before delivering it. Regardless, I'm thrilled to see this poem in a great magazine among great company.
Alas, the poem's formatting seems to have mystified the typographer, even though I corrected proof, and so the layout came out wrong. Readers can probably still follow the poem, but it is probably best, and much easier, to read the poem with the right layout. So go HERE for a pdf copy with the right layout.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Good news: an acceptance today from Long Poem Magazine. The poem lives up to the magazine’s title. I worked on this long poem for a long time. I am grateful for the editors’ generosity of imagination in considering such a long and avant-quirky poem.
I haven’t had new published poems to announce lately, because I was working on such a long poem, and because I’m working on more long poems (though they might end up shorter), and because I had a lot of things accepted so that I didn’t have as much to send out, and yes, because other commitments kept me from writing or finishing poems or submitting them to journals as much as I wanted to. That may be changing now. Stay tuned.
This new poem is a monster. It’s due out in May. If you haven’t seen Long Poem Magazine, check it out. Try buying a copy. They don’t put much online, but it’s worth buying, and they make it easy to buy online. Most journals can’t support long poems, but long poems deserve our support. And so does a magazine dedicated to long poems.
Posted by R. D. Parker at 12:58 PM